• Electric Car discount!

Buy a ticket at our regular prices for either REVENGE OF THE ELECTRIC CAR or WHO KILLED THE ELECTRIC CAR?, and get a ticket for any performance of the other film at this discount rate (tickets must be purchased at the same time): General Admission $7; Students $6; Members $4. (This discount rate applies to the second film only. Discount rate available only at the Film Center box office.)


Fri, Nov 11th at 6:00pm
Sat, Nov 12th at 4:45pm
Sat, Nov 12th at 8:30pm
Sun, Nov 13th at 3:00pm
Sun, Nov 13th at 5:30pm
Mon, Nov 14th at 8:15pm
Tue, Nov 15th at 6:00pm
Wed, Nov 16th at 8:15pm
Thu, Nov 17th at 6:15pm
Thu, Nov 17th at 8:15pm
Average: 4.8 (16 votes)

Chicago premiere!

  1. 2011, Chris Paine, USA, 90 min.
  2. Narrated by Tim Robbins

“Riveting…highly entertaining…with unprecedented insider access.”
—John Lopez, Vanity Fair

“Distinguished by its unguarded access to GM’s Bob Lutz, Nissan’s Carlos Ghosn, and Tesla’s Elon Musk--three colorful super-villains who might just save the planet.”
—Julian Sancton, Esquire

Funny how the roadblocks once thrown in the way of the electric car by the captains of industry have evaporated like gas fumes now that there’s the whiff of profit in the air. Although the electric car appeared to be dead and buried in Chris Paine’s 2006 hit WHO KILLED THE ELECTRIC CAR?, with this new film the director traces the tracks of the resurrected vehicle’s race for viability and popularity. The compelling behind-the scenes story takes us from drawing board to sales lot. From independent Tesla Motors to corporate behemoths GM and Nissan, the players are scrambling for market share, and the former villains have become the new champions of green. HDCAM video. (BS)

Sarah Jindra, Traffic Reporter for WBEZ-FM Chicago Public Radio, moderates a panel discussion following the Friday screening. Panelists include: executive producer Stefano Durdic; James Salle, PhD, Assistant Professor at the Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago; and Jack Darin, Director, Sierra Club Illinois Chapter. Join the panelists and 11th district State Representative Ann Williams before the show at 5:00 pm, for a reception with cash bar in our gallery/café.

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