Everyone's in the club! Just by attending the monthly Movie Club film and participating in the conversation, you are in! Each month we invite all audience members to join informal conversations led — but not monopolized — by carefully selected facilitators.
2016, Marc Levin, USA, 74 min.
- Tue, Aug 23rd 6:00pm
"Puts a human face on the issue of income equality … compelling viewing." — Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"There are no villains here, and everyone gets a say." — Daniel M. Gold, The New York Times
The high price of gentrification is examined in this gripping profile of one intersection in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood. On one side of the street, a stone’s throw from the popular High Line, lies an aging public housing project packed with black and Latino families of the working poor. On the other side stands a brand new elite pre-K-12 private school flanked by condos with “bargain” price tags circa ten million. Filmmaker Levin (HARD TIMES: LOST ON LONG ISLAND) focuses on the kids on both sides of the divide, but also listens to parents, teachers, developers, newcomers, and longtime residents of the area, for a complex portrait of classism and urban evolution. Special advance screening courtesy of HBO Documentary Films. (BS)
AUGUST 23: This screening is a Movie Club event. Producer Daphne Pinkerson and film subject Hyisheem Calier will be present for an audience discussion after the film. The discussion will be facilitated by Janet Smith, Associate Professor at UIC and Co-Director of the Nathalie P. Voorhees Center for Neighborhood and Community Improvement.
Our Last Tango
Un tango más
2015, German Kral, Argentina/Germany, 85 min. With María Nieves Rego, Juan Carlos Copes.
- Fri, Jun 17th 2:00pm
- Fri, Jun 17th 6:00pm
- Sat, Jun 18th 7:45pm
- Sun, Jun 19th 4:45pm
- Mon, Jun 20th 8:00pm
- Tue, Jun 21st 8:15pm
- Wed, Jun 22nd 6:15pm
- Thu, Jun 23rd 8:15pm
- Fri, Jun 24th 6:00pm
- Sat, Jun 25th 7:45pm
- Sun, Jun 26th 5:00pm
- Mon, Jun 27th 6:15pm
- Tue, Jun 28th 7:45pm
- Wed, Jun 29th 8:00pm
- Thu, Jun 30th 6:15pm
"Exceptional. ... The screen pulsates with life and color and energy that you rarely find to this degree, even in other films about dance ... It’s a passionate remembrance with only a hint of sadness for bygone days, and there is enough scandal, bitterness and jealousy to fill a telenovela. Most importantly, it’s another great achievement in filmmaking about dance from [Wim] Wenders and [German] Kral." — Steve Prokopy, Third Coast Review
"Fascinating…a celebration of the tango itself, which continues to bewitch with its writhing, gently jagged grace and torrid suggestiveness." — Andy Webster, The New York Times
"An embrace of the passions it stokes…boils years’ worth of drama into an affecting dance set-piece of love, lust and loss." — John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter
The compelling story of Argentinian dancers María Nieves and Juan Carlos Copes, the most influential duo in the history of the tango, is revealed as a passion-filled star-crossed love story nurtured by extraordinary talent and ultimately torn apart by jealousy, hatred, and infidelity. For over forty years, Nieves and Copes transformed the art of the tango, taking it to heights of artistry and international recognition previously unknown. The two, now in their eighties, tell their own stories, illustrated with clips and photos of performance triumphs. Director Krall interweaves this essential history with romantically staged period reenactments featuring brilliant young dancers portraying María and Juan. Executive produced by Wim Wenders, with his trademark attention to a stunning musical score. In Spanish with English subtitles. DCP digital. (BS)
JUNE 22: This screening is a Movie Club event, facilitated by Jorge Niedas, co-founder and Artistic Director of Tango 21 and Tango 21 Dance Theater. Jorge Niedas was trained in classical ballet at Instituto Superior del Arte del Teatro Colon, Buenos Aires. He has performed in several institutions in the United States, including the Lyric Opera of Chicago. Jorge introduced Argentine Tango to the Chicago community in the '90s. Since then he has been teaching, choreographing, and performing Argentine Tango in Chicago. He is also co-founder and Artistic Director of Dance Art, a non-profit organization which aims to provide dance instruction to children that are part of outreach programs in the city of Chicago.