For the Love of Spock
2016, Adam Nimoy, USA, 111 min.
- Fri, Sep 23rd 6:00pm
- Sat, Sep 24th 1:00pm
- Sat, Sep 24th 7:45pm
- Sun, Sep 25th 3:00pm
- Mon, Sep 26th 6:00pm
- Tue, Sep 27th 8:15pm
- Wed, Sep 28th 6:00pm
- Thu, Sep 29th 8:15pm
"A solid celebration of a man who deserves one…You’re probably not alone if you find yourself dabbing your eyes a bit while watching it.” — Evan Saathoff, Birth.Movies.Death.
"Packing in a wealth of information and nostalgia…a must-see for Trekkies.” — Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
The long acting career of Leonard Nimoy, ranging from TV’s "Gunsmoke" to "Fiddler on the Roof," was destined to become a footnote to one blazingly iconic role on the fateful day in 1964 when writer Gene Roddenberry plucked the relatively unknown character actor out of obscurity and cast him in the role of Spock, alien crewmate on the daringly original sci-fi TV series "Star Trek." This heartfelt chronicle, begun by Nimoy with his son Adam prior to his death, is a comprehensive and surprisingly moving profile of the man behind the legend. Packed with a marvelous array of "Star Trek" clips and cast commentary, and including a look at Nimoy’s directing career and varied non-"Star Trek" roles, this film is a sure delight for anyone who ever fell under the spell of the charismatic pointy-eared Vulcan. DCP digital. (BS)
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 at 7:45 PM: Director Adam Nimoy appear via Skype for an audience discussion moderated by Craig Downs, Executive Director of Media & Instructional Resources at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.