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Current & Ongoing Series

New and Newer Tales from Turkey

May 4 - June 4

From May 4 through June 4, the Gene Siskel Film Center, in collaboration with the Consulate General of Turkey in Chicago, and the Yunus Emre Enstitusu, the Turkish cultural institute in Washington, D.C., presents five films representing Turkey’s popular cinema. We bookend the series with two engaging new historical dramas, TURKISH ICE CREAM and ÇIÇERO, both U.S. premieres.

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Fringe Benefits

We continue the mostly monthly series dedicated to provocative and outré films that have galvanized audiences and critics alike, incited passionate conversation, and inspired devoted cult followings among adventurous cinephiles.

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Upcoming Series

Czech That Film

June 7 - July 2

From June 7 through July 2, the Gene Siskel Film Center presents Czech That Film in cooperation with the Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Chicago. This wide-ranging sampler of the Czech popular cinema includes the picaresque road movie WINTER FLIES, this year’s Czech submission for Oscar consideration; the poignant mother-daughter road movie PATRIMONY; and HASTRMAN, a dark thriller based on contemporary Gothic fiction.

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National Theatre Live

The groundbreaking best of British theater, straight from the London stage.

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