“One of the most startling, grittily brilliant films in recent years.” - Desson Thomson, Washington Post

“Breathtaking and terrifying.” - Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

Monday, August 8 - Encore added August 20! | This charged and gripping drama based in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro in the 70s follows Rocket, a budding photographer who documents the violence of his neighborhood, and the ambitious José, who uses Rocket’s photos as a way to increase his position as a drug dealer.

Win passes to Ruido Fest!

At the screening, all ticket holders will have the opportunity to enter a drawing to win a pair of three-day passes to Ruido Fest (Aug. 19 - 21), Chicago's alternative latin music festival in Union Park! 
We will collect and draw names at the screeningmust be present to win!

50/50 Series: The Film Center celebrates our 50th anniversary with 50/50, a year-long series presenting a film from each year we’ve been open, Monday nights at 6:00PM. From films that hold significance to the Film Center’s history, to films that were cultural touch points in a particular year, from art house favorites to locally connected stories, 50/50 invites audiences to steep themselves in a history of cinema. View full series here.

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