Preceded by movie trivia, hosted by the Gene Siskel Film Center’s Associate Producers!
"By far the most visually inventive and tonally anarchic movie that Hawks made." - Richard Brody, New Yorker
"Howard Hawks's 1932 masterpiece is a dark, brutal, exhilaratingly violent film." - Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
Loosely based on Al Capone (who was rumored to have liked the film so much that he obtained his own copy), and originally banned by the Chicago Film Review Board (a department of the Chicago Police Department), Howard Hawks constructs this seminal gangster flick that takes place on the South Side of Chicago, complete with dames, tommy guns, scams, and violence. Preceded by movie trivia, hosted by the Gene Siskel Film Center’s Associate Producers! Winner received a Film Center membership!
Part of 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
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