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Film Center from Your Sofa

With our doors 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 partnering with our favorite distributors to present new and noteworthy independent and international cinema on a screen (very!) near you.

Keep checking in for our updated streaming schedule, noting that new films will continue to be added as they're confirmed. Please also note that each film has its own streaming procedures, pricing, and availability--but none cost more than the price of a movie ticket!

A portion of all proceeds--from streaming films through the Film Center or contributing to our ongoing fundraising initiatives--will help keep the Film Center operating during this time and help ensure we will all watch movies together again at our theaters.

To stay connected in the meantime, we invite you to share your thoughts in the Facebook events we’ve created for each film we’re streaming and to tune in to our “Screen to Screen” discussions, where you can enjoy interactive, virtual Q&As with filmmakers, cast, crew, and other special guests all from the comfort of your sofa (and sweatpants).

Thank you for your generous support during this time. Stay well, stay at home--and we hope to "see you" at the movies!

Having trouble viewing?

Please reference our Streaming FAQ page for further direction!

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.

BAMAKO

2006, Aderrahmane Sissoko, Mali/USA/France
With Aïssa Maïga, Tiécoura Traoré

John Lewis: Good Trouble

2020, Dawn Porter, USA, 96 min.

SEASONS OF CHANGE ON HENRY'S FARM

2019, Ines Sommer, USA, 83 min.

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Showtimes:

OUR TIME MACHINE

2019, S. Leo Chiang and Yang Sun, China/USA, 86 min.

A CHEF'S VOYAGE

2020, Rémy Anfosso and Jason Matzner, USA, 90 min.

BLACKBIRD

2019, Roger Michell, USA/UK, 97 min.
With Susan Sarandon, Sam Neill, Kate Winslet, Mia Wasikowska

THE ARTIST'S WIFE

2019, Tom Dolby, USA, 94 min.
With Lena Olin, Bruce Dern

SAUL & RUBY'S HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR BAND

2020, Tod Lending, USA, 81 min.

GOD OF THE PIANO

2019, Itay Tal, Israel, 80 min.
With Naama Preis, Andy Levi

MYTH OF A COLORBLIND FRANCE

2020, Alan Govenar, USA, 86 min.

THE DISRUPTED

2020, Sarah Colt and Josh Gleason, USA, 91 min.

STILL LIFE

SAN XIA HAO LAN ZHOU

2006, Jia Zhang-ke, China/Hong Kong, 108 min.
With Zhao Tao, Lan Zhou

F11 AND BE THERE

2020, Jethro Waters, USA, 84 min.

COMING SOON

AGGIE

2020, Catherine Gund, USA, 92 min.
STREAM STARTING 10/23!

CITIZENS OF THE WORLD

LONTANO LONTANO

2019, Gianni Di Gregorio, Italy, 92 min.
With Giorgio Colangeli, Ennio Fantastichini, Gianni Di Gregorio
COMING SOON! 10/23!

CITY HALL

2020, Frederick Wiseman, USA, 275 min.
START STREAMING 11/6!

City government touches upon almost every aspect of our lives. Most of us take for granted necessary services like sanitation, veterans affairs, elder support, parks, licensing bureaus, recordkeeping, as well a myriad of other activities that support the citizenry. In CITY HALL, through a series of his trademark masterfully edited vignettes, filmmaker Frederick Wiseman (EX LIBRIS, NATIONAL GALLERY) explores the inner-workings of the government of his native Boston.

FIRE WILL COME

O QUE ARDE

2019, Oliver Laxe, Spain/France/Luxembourg, 85 min.
Amador Arias, Benedicta Sánchez
START STREAMING 11/6!

Convicted arsonist Amador Coro has been serving time for having set a devastating forest fire. When he gets out, nobody is waiting for him. He returns to his hometown, a small village hidden in the rural Galician mountains, where neighbors and former friends eye him with suspicion. Living a socially isolated life with his mother Benedicta and their three cows, he settles into the rhythm of the seasons, until one night a horrific, fast-spreading fire rips across the heavily-wooded mountain-sides of the region. In Galician and Spanish with English subtitles.

New 4K restoration!

FRANCISCA

1981, Manoel de Oliveira, 166 min.
With Mário Barroso, Teresa Menezes, Diogo Dória
STREAM STARTING 11/13!

Based on Agustina Bessa-Luís’ acclaimed novel, itself inspired by a true story that occurred in the 19th century, Manoel de Oliveira’s FRANCISCA recounts the life of a young man, a son of an English officer, who lets himself become a prisoner of love resulting in fatalism and disgrace. With its gorgeous cinematography, gloomy interiors, and show-stopping gala set-pieces, FRANCISCA is one of the legendary director’s crowning achievements. The film premiered in 1981 as an official selection in Director’s Fortnight at Cannes.

YALDA, A NIGHT FOR FORGIVENESS

2019, Massoud Bakhshi, Iran/France, 89 min.
With Sadaf Asgari, Behnaz Jafari, Babak Karimi
STREAM STARTING 12/11!

On the night of a festive Iranian holiday, a young woman sentenced to death for the murder of her 65-year-old husband appears on a popular TV reality show to plead for her life with the adult daughter of the dead man, and simultaneously with the larger TV audience, which will vote on her fate. Unexpected complications and late-breaking revelations create a churning moral labyrinth in which the veracity of all the principal players is called into question. Based on a true story and an actual Iranian reality show, YALDA is an edge-of-your seat viewing experience.