Current & Ongoing Series

Stranger Than Fiction

January 4 - 31

From January 4 through 31, the Gene Siskel Film Center celebrates the art of the documentary in a special way with the series "Stranger Than Fiction: Documentary Premieres." Identity in its many meanings and permutations is the theme that weaves through seven features and two shorts, as the subjects of these films explore what it means to be true to themselves, true to their values, and true to their dreams.

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Jacques Becker

January 4 - 31

"Becker saw like no other filmmaker. He created entire worlds from the smallest details."--Bilge Ebiri, Village Voice

From January 4 to 31, the Gene Siskel Film Center, in collaboration with the Institut Français and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, presents ten films by Jacques Becker, an important yet neglected director whose career forms a bridge between French cinema’s Golden Age of the 1930s and its New Wave of the 1960s.

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The Owl's Legacy: Programs One - Four

January 6 - 28

"Something for the ages...at once illuminating and confounding, heady but playful. It is also seldom less than entertaining."--J. Hoberman, The New York Times

"For fans of Marker's thoughtful, introspective film-essays, it's largesse--THE OWL'S LEGACY is his purest self."--Danielle Burgos, Screen Slate

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National Theatre Live

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

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Upcoming Series

Orson Welles: The Other Side of the Argument

January 25 - May 7

Lecturer: Jonathan Rosenbaum

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