"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.
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.