Preceded by movie trivia, hosted by the Gene Siskel Film Center’s Associate Producers! Followed by Jerzy Skolimowski's EO. Double feature ticket: $20 General Admission / $10 Film Center Members / $5 Students

"Plays like a concerto." - Leah Pickett, Chicago Reader

"If one were looking for a perfectly realized film, Au Hasard Balthazar would be as likely a candidate as any." - Ignatiy Vishnevetsky, AV Club

Friday, December 16 at 9pm | A profound masterpiece from one of the most revered filmmakers in the history of cinema, Robert Bresson’s AU HASARD BALTHAZAR follows the donkey Balthazar as he is passed from owner to owner, some kind and some cruel but all with motivations beyond his understanding. Through Bresson’s unconventional approach to composition, sound, and narrative, this simple story becomes a moving parable about purity and transcendence. Preceded by movie trivia, hosted by the Gene Siskel Film Center’s Associate Producers! Followed by Jerzy Skolimowski's EO. Double feature ticket: $20 General Admission / $10 Film Center Members / $5 Students. 


Fringe Benefits: Presenting the provocative and embracing the extreme, Fringe Benefits is a monthly late night series dedicated to celebrating films that live on the margins - the niche, the unusual, the divisive and the camp. Spend some time with us on the outskirts of the mainstream as we explore cinema that has galvanized audiences and critics alike, incited passionate conversation, and inspired devoted cult followings among the most adventurous cinephiles. $5 student tickets for all screenings. View full series here.


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