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Current & Ongoing Series

Conversations at the Edge Fall 2020

Organized by the Department of Film, Video, New Media, and Animation in collaboration with the Gene Siskel Film Center and the Video Data Bank, Conversations at the Edge is a weekly series of screenings, performances, and talks by groundbreaking media artists.

All of Conversations at the Edge’s fall 2020 virtual screenings and events are available free of charge.

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Film Center from Your Sofa

With our doors closed, you may be missing the Gene Siskel Film Center -- but we don't want you to miss out on the latest art house films! We're partnering with our favorite distributors to present new and noteworthy independent and international cinema on a screen (very!) near you.

Keep checking in for our updated streaming schedule, noting that new films will continue to be added as they're confirmed. Please also note that each film has its own streaming procedures, pricing, and availability--but none cost more than the price of a movie ticket!

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Screen to Screen

It may seem hard to believe, but other people are still out there. With Film Center: Screen to Screen, we're bringing them to you...from the safe distance of your screen. Enjoy interactive, virtual Q&As with filmmakers, cast, and crew, as well as film critics and other community leaders...all from the comfort of your sofa (and sweatpants). We know that our community of film lovers is just that--a community--and even if we can't watch films together, we can come together to discuss them, screen to screen.

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Chicago Palestine Film Festival 2020

From September 25 through October 16, the Gene Siskel Film Center partners with the Chicago Palestine Film Festival to present this postponed and newly formatted nineteenth annual festival representing the spirit and mood of contemporary Palestinian life. Three exciting drive- in screenings playing on selected dates at Chi-Town Movies in Chicago’s historic Pilsen neighborhood alternate with a slate of films available virtually.This festival is dedicated to exhibiting film and video work that is open, critical, and reflective of the culture, experience, and vision of the artists.

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