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Film Center from Your Sofa

While our doors are closed, you may be missing the Gene Siskel Film Center -- but we don't want you to miss out on the latest art house films! We're excited to be partnering with many of our regular film distributors in an effort to present new and noteworthy independent and international cinema on a screen (very!) near you. In fact, you might be staring at it.

Keep checking in for our updated streaming schedule, noting that new films will continue to be added as they're confirmed. You'll find a description and payment options. After your purchase, a link will be available for you to stream the film for a limited time period. Note that all proceeds during this challenging time will help keep the Film Center and the independent distributors, with whom we're partnering, operating.

To stay connected as a community, we're also creating Facebook events for each film we present. We know you have no shortage of opinions on cinema, so we encourage you to utilize our Facebook events as a way to express your thoughts, insights, and questions. We also plan to schedule some virtual discussions, moderated by respected film critics, filmmakers, and lecturers, so we can all chat as a group. After all, it's that sense of community many of us are missing the most.

Please note that, in order to provide you with the best films possible, our streaming options are coming from multiple sources. Therefore, the prices may vary, and we may be unable to offer discounts to our members. To compensate, your membership expiration dates will be extended to exclude this time of suspended programming. Thanks for your understanding.

Stay well, stay at home--and we hope to "see you" at the movies!

The Gene Siskel Film Center has worked with numerous distributors to provide films for you to stream during our suspended programming. Please note the following:

• These are films we have screened in the past, would have been screening now, or somehow reflect our critically acclaimed programming.
• Due to the many different sources, there is a range of prices and available dates for each film. However, none of the prices are more than what you would pay for a single, non-member movie ticket.
• Because we are connecting you to a variety of platforms, we regret we cannot offer member or any discounts for streaming.
• Please note that you will be required to set up individual accounts through streaming services and distributors in order to stream Film Center From Your Sofa, your Film Center account will not apply.

Thank you so much for your understanding and support! Enjoy!

The health and safety of our guests and staff is our highest priority, and to support efforts to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Gene Siskel Film Center will be closed beginning Monday, March 16. This is a dynamic and unprecedented situation, we will share the most up-to-date information on this page. Additionally, you may call 312-846-2600 or visit us on Facebook and Twitter.

Saving Brinton

2017, Tommy Haines, USA 90 min.

STREAM 4/3 - 4/9


Cooked: Survival by Zip Code

2018, Judith Helfand, USA, 82 min.

STREAM 4/3 - 4/9


Corpus Christi

2019, Jan Komasa, Poland, 116 min.

STREAM 3/24 - 4/2


The Etruscan Smile

2018, Mihal Brezis and Oded Binnun, USA, 107 min.

STREAM 4/1 - 4/9


Extra Ordinary

2019, Mike Ahern and Enda Loughman, Ireland/Belgium, 94 min.
With Maeve Higgins, Barry Ward, Will Forte

STREAM 4/3 - 4/9




2018, Michael Bully Herbig, Germany, 125 min.
With Friedrich Mücke, Karoline Schuch

Stream for 72 Hours


The Perfect Nanny


2019, Lucie Borleteau, France, 99 min.
With Karin Viard, Leïla Bekhti, Antoine Reinartz

Stream for 72 Hours



1981, István Szabó, Germany/Hungary, 146 min.
With Klaus Maria Brandauer, Rolf Hoppe, Karin Boyd

STREAM 4/3 - 4/9


Fantastic Fungi

2018, Louie Schwartzberg, USA, 81 min.
Narrated by Brie Larson


The Innocent

1976, Luchino Visconti, Italy, 129 min.
With Giancarlo Giannini, Laura Antonelli

STREAM 4/3 - 4/9


The Wild Goose Lake

Nan Fang Che Zhan De Ju Hui

2019, Diao Yinan, China, 117 min.
With Hu Ge, Kwei Lun-mei

STREAM 4/10 - 4/16


Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands

1976, Bruno Barreto, Brazil, 113 min.
With Sônia Braga, José Wilker, Mauro Mendonça

STREAM 4/17 - 4/23


Vitalina Varela

2019, Pedro Costa, Portugal, 124 min.
With Vitalina Varela, Ventura

STREAM 4/24 - 4/30