A nine-film series devoted to the great Italian director who combined visual splendor with vivid characterizations and a tragic sense of social-historical change.
Current & Ongoing Series
Conversations At The Edge - Fall 2018
September 13 - November 15
A dynamic weekly series of screenings, artist talks, and performances by some of the most compelling media artists of yesterday and today, organized by the School of the Art Institute's Department of Film, Video, New Media, and Animation in collaboration with the Film Center.
The Western: How It Was Never One
August 31 - December 11
This Autumn's Screening/Lecture series focuses on how the Western cinematic genre explicitly expresses politics and ideologies, with weekly Tuesday lectures by Jon Cates, Associate Professor of Film, Video, New Video and Animation at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
The Complete Jean Vigo
November 30 - December 5
Jean Vigo (1905-1934) is one of the most important filmmakers whose entire oeuvre can be viewed comfortably in one sitting. His films combine anarchist politics, documentary realism, poetic surrealism, and innovative technique. We present them in new 4K digital restorations.