Everyone likes to talk about movies, so let’s keep the conversation going! The Gene Siskel Film Center will get everyone talking with monthly film conversations. Audiences are invited to informal conversations led by—but not monopolized by—carefully selected facilitators.

PREVIOUSLY

First Chicago run!

Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe

Vor der Morgenröte

2016, Maria Schrader, Austria/Germany, 106 min. With Josef Hader, Barbara Sukowa.

Showtimes:

  • Fri, Jul 21st 2:00pm
  • Fri, Jul 21st 7:45pm
  • Sat, Jul 22nd 3:00pm
  • Sun, Jul 23rd 5:15pm
  • Mon, Jul 24th 7:45pm
  • Tue, Jul 25th 6:00pm
  • Wed, Jul 26th 7:45pm
  • Thu, Jul 27th 6:00pm

Wednesday, July 26: This screening is a Movie Club event facilitated by Sara Hall, Associate Professor in the Department of Germanic Studies at UIC.

First Chicago run! Steve James and Mark Mitten in person!

Abacus: Small Enough to Jail

2016, Steve James, USA, 88 min.

Showtimes:

  • Fri, Jun 16th 2:00pm
  • Fri, Jun 16th 8:15pm
  • Sat, Jun 17th 3:00pm
  • Sat, Jun 17th 7:45pm
  • Sun, Jun 18th 5:15pm
  • Mon, Jun 19th 6:00pm
  • Mon, Jun 19th 7:45pm
  • Tue, Jun 20th 8:00pm
  • Wed, Jun 21st 6:00pm
  • Thu, Jun 22nd 8:45pm

LION DANCE — FRIDAY NIGHT ONLY! To officially kick off the run, join us starting at 7:30 pm (before the 8:15 pm screening) when patrons will be greeted outside of the Film Center with a lion dance to chase away evil spirits and bring good luck for the film's week-long engagement. The lion dance will continue in our theater lobby on the 2nd floor starting at 7:45 pm.

Friday, June 16 at 8:15 PM: Director Steve James and producer Mark Mitten will be present for audience discussion. The discussion will be moderated by film critic Steve Prokopy. There will be a reception before the screening starting at 7:00 PM.

Saturday, June 17 at 7:45 PM: Director Steve James and producer Mark Mitten will be present for audience discussion. The discussion will be moderated by Kim Bellware of Huffington Post.

Sunday, June 18 at 5:15 PM: Director Steve James and producer Mark Mitten will be present for audience discussion, moderated by Kathy Im, MacArthur Foundation's Director of Journalism and Media.

Tuesday, June 20 at 8:00 PM: Director Steve James and producer Mark Mitten will be present for audience discussion, facilitated by Mike McNamara, Executive Director of the Midwest Independent Film Festival. This screening is a Movie Club event.