Special Events

A list of upcoming Special Events.

June 7: Support the Film Center at our Annual Gala, featuring Gene Siskel Renaissance Award Honoree Ethan Hawke in a conversation led by actor Vincent D'Onofrio. Click here to learn more.


True Stories

Film Series : The Western: How It Was Never One

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Tuesday lecture by Jon Cates, Associate Professor of Film, Video, New Video and Animation at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

The Area

Film Series: Runs & Limited Engagements

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Friday, 9/14 at 8:00 PM: Director David Schalliol, protagonist/producer Deborah Payne, and editor/producer Brian Ashby are scheduled to appear for an audience discussion moderated by photographer and critic Lee Bey.

Saturday, 9/15 at 8:00 PM: Author Alex Kotlowitz ("There are No Children Here") is scheduled to facilitate a conversation with director David Schalliol, editor/producer Brian Ashy, protagonist/producer Deborah Payne, and Englewood neighbors.

Sunday, 9/16 at 5:00 PM: The National Public Housing Museum's oral history corps is scheduled to present a conversation with director David Schalliol and protagonist/producer Deborah Payne.

Tuesday, 9/18 at 8:30 PM: Chicago mayoral candidate Ja'Mal Green, activist and musician Tweak Harris, and activist and journalist Charles Alexander Preston are scheduled for an audience discussion, moderated by Scrappers Film Group's Luis Perez.

Thursday, 9/20 at 8:15 PM: The Metropolitan Planning Council is scheduled to present WBEZ's Senior Editor of Race, Class, and Communities Alden Loury and Chicago mayoral candidate Amara Enyia, in conversation with protagonist/producer Deborah Payne.

Friday, 9/21 at 8:00 PM: Director David Schalliol and photographer/filmmaker Carlos Javier Ortiz are scheduled to appear for an audience discussion, moderated by the Museum of Contemporary Photography's Kristin Taylor.

Saturday, 9/22 at 7:45 PM: The Metropolitan Planning Council is scheduled to present a conversation with photographer and Englewood activist Tonika Johnson, protagonist/producer Deborah Payne, and director David Schalliol, moderated by the Metropolitan Planning Council's Gabriel Tyler.

Sunday, 9/23 at 3:00 PM: Director David Schalliol and protagonist/producer Deborah Payne are scheduled to appear for audience discussion.

Monday, 9/24 at 8:00 PM: Audrey Petty, author of "High Rise Stories," is scheduled to facilitate a discussion with protagonist/producer Deborah Payne and editor/producer Brian Ashby.

Thursday, 9/27 at 8:15 PM: Chicago Embassy Church Pastor Chris Butler is scheduled to appear with protagonist/producer Deborah Payne and special guests.

Camilo Restrepo

Film Series : Conversations At The Edge - Fall 2018

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Thursday 9/20: Filmmaker Camilo Restrepo is scheduled to appear for audience discussion.

Thomasine & Bushrod

Film Series : The Western: How It Was Never One

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Tuesday lecture by Jon Cates, Associate Professor of Film, Video, New Video and Animation at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Cortadito Showcase 2018

Film Series: Runs & Limited Engagements

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September 22: Ticket-holders are invited to a reception after the screening.

The Sense Of Beauty

Film Series: Runs & Limited Engagements

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Friday 9/28: Director Valerio Jalongo is scheduled to appear for audience discussion.

Covadonga

Film Series : Irish American Movie Hooley 2018

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Friday 9/28: Director/songwriter Sean Hartofilis is scheduled to appear for audience discussion and a short musical performance. Following the show, the audience is invited to an opening night party at the Emerald Loop Bar and Grill, 216 N. Wabash Ave.

Daughters of the Dust

Film Series : The Western: How It Was Never One

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Tuesday lecture by Jon Cates, Associate Professor of Film, Video, New Video and Animation at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Saraband

Film Series : Bergman 100

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Wednesday 10/3: This screening is a Movie Club event facilitated by Scott Pfeiffer, film critic for Cine-File.

Cardboard Gangsters

Film Series : Irish American Movie Hooley 2018

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Saturday 9/29: Director Mark O'Connor is scheduled to appear for audience discussion.

Mother's Day

Film Series : Irish American Movie Hooley 2018

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Sunday 9/30: Director Fergus O'Brien is scheduled to appear for audience discussion.

Steffani Jemison: Sensus Plenior

Film Series : Conversations At The Edge - Fall 2018

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Thursday 10/4: Filmmaker Steffani Jemison is scheduled to appear for audience discussion.

Banana Season

Film Series: Runs & Limited Engagements

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Director Sanghoon Lee is scheduled to appear for audience discussion at both screenings.

Linda

Film Series : Pioneers: First Women Filmmakers

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Silent film with live piano accompaniment by Dave Drazin.

Betty: They Say I'm Different

Film Series : Black Harvest Encores 2018

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Associate Producer Danielle Maggio is scheduled to appear for audience discussion, moderated by artist, writer, and educator D. Denenge Duyst-Akpem.

Apaches

Film Series : The Western: How It Was Never One

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Tuesday lecture by Jon Cates, Associate Professor of Film, Video, New Video and Animation at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Soufra

Film Series: Runs & Limited Engagements

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Director Thomas A. Morgan is scheduled to appear for audience discussion.

Journey to the Sun

Film Series : Conversations At The Edge - Fall 2018

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Curator David Getsy is scheduled to appear for audience discussion.

Chasing the Blues

Film Series: Runs & Limited Engagements

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Director Scott Smith, executive producer John Fromstein, and co-producer Aria Razza are scheduled to be present for audience discussion on Friday (8 pm), Sunday, and Wednesday.

The Dark Valley

Film Series : The Western: How It Was Never One

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Tuesday lecture by Jon Cates, Associate Professor of Film, Video, New Video and Animation at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

The Color Of Art

Film Series : Black Harvest Encores 2018

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Director David Weathersby is scheduled to appear for audience discussion.

Les Messagers

Film Series : Conversations At The Edge - Fall 2018

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Filmmakers Hélène Crouzillat and Laetitia Tura are scheduled to appear for audience discussion.

The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales

Film Series: Runs & Limited Engagements

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The Wednesday, October 31 screening is a family-friendly Movie Club event.

Cowboy Bebop: The Movie

Film Series : The Western: How It Was Never One

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Tuesday lecture by Jon Cates, Associate Professor of Film, Video, New Video and Animation at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Animator

Film Series : Black Harvest Encores 2018

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Producer/screenwriter Roberta Jones is scheduled to appear for audience discussion.

Peter Burr: Pattern Language

Film Series : Conversations At The Edge - Fall 2018

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Filmmaker Peter Burr is scheduled to appear for audience discussion.

The Man with the Iron Fists

Film Series : The Western: How It Was Never One

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Tuesday lecture by Jon Cates, Associate Professor of Film, Video, New Video and Animation at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Something New

Film Series : Pioneers: First Women Filmmakers

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Silent films with live piano accompaniment by Dave Drazin.

Frankenstein

Film Series : National Theatre Live

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Come in costume and get a free small popcorn at our concession stand!

Refiguring Binaries

Film Series : Conversations At The Edge - Fall 2018

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Curator Kelani Nichole is scheduled to appear for audience discussion.