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Current & Ongoing Series

Orson Welles: The Other Side of the Argument

January 25 - May 7

Lecturer: Jonathan Rosenbaum

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The 18th Annual Chicago Palestine Film Festival

April 20 - May 2

From April 20 through May 2, the Gene Siskel Film Center collaborates with the Chicago Palestine Film Festival to present the eighteenth annual festival representing the spirit and mood of contemporary Palestinian life.

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Fringe Benefits

We inaugurate a new mostly monthly series dedicated to provocative and outré films that have galvanized audiences and critics alike, incited passionate conversation, and inspired devoted cult followings among adventurous cinephiles.

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Conversations at the Edge Spring 2019

Spring 2019

Conversations at the Edge is a weekly series of screenings, performances, and talks by groundbreaking media artists. The program is organized by the Department of Film, Video, New Media, and Animation at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in collaboration with the Gene Siskel Film Center and the Video Data Bank.

For more, visit www.saic.edu/cate.

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Upcoming Series

New and Newer Tales from Turkey

May 4 - June 4

From May 4 through June 4, the Gene Siskel Film Center, in collaboration with the Consulate General of Turkey in Chicago, and the Yunus Emre Enstitusu, the Turkish cultural institute in Washington, D.C., presents five films representing Turkey’s popular cinema. We bookend the series with two engaging new historical dramas, TURKISH ICE CREAM and ÇIÇERO, both U.S. premieres.

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National Theatre Live

The groundbreaking best of British theater, straight from the London stage.

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