"Such wild emotional extremes can only be properly expressed in song, an article of faith that ANNETTE embraces with fervid imagination and playful, unshakable conviction." - Justin Chang, LA Times
"Nearly impossible to witness it all and not walk away feeling altered in some way." - Leah Greenblatt, Entertainment Weekly"
"The musical format proves a natural fit for Leos Carax's love of the visual fantasies created by the cinema's most basic means of illusion." - Pat Brown, Slant
A rock opera from the mind of auteur Leos Carax (HOLY MOTORS, THE LOVERS ON THE BRIDGE, BAD BLOOD), and soundtracked by the pop duo Sparks, ANNETTE is a hallucinatory, fantastical feast of sight and sound, one that brought the 74th Cannes Film Festival crowd to their feet for a five minute standing ovation. Henry McHenry (Adam Driver) is a provocative stand up comedian known by the stage moniker of "Ape of God", who has recently fallen in love with the beguiling soprano Ann (Marion Cotillard). The unlikely lovers - he berates his audiences while she woos hers - are linked by passion and talent, ambition and insecurity, singing their way through a steamy affair that leads to the birth of their child Annette, whose arrival changes their lives forever. ANNETTE is a fairytale about love, a cautionary tale about fame, and a daring and playful addition to Leos Carax's body of work that is dazzling on the big screen. (Rebecca Fons)
For the safety and comfort of our audience members and employees, we will have the following safety protocols in place for at least the first two weeks after we reopen:
Masks required by all staff and patrons at all times
Staggered showtimes and ample time between shows to mitigate crowds
Ticket pre-orders for films encouraged to reduce lines
Hand sanitizer and disposable face masks available for patrons
Only 50% of our tickets will be available for sale so that we can ensure a safe movie-going experience
In light of the latest health updates from the city of Chicago, and in accordance with the School of the Art Institute, we will not be selling concessions nor allowing outside food or drink for at least the first two weeks of business.
If you are feeling unwell or have a fever, please stay home and stream films until you feel better
Note: protocols are subject to change, per new or evolving information.