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Current & Ongoing Series

Conversations at the Edge Fall 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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Viewing Positions

Lecturer: Fred Camper

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Fringe Benefits

We continue the 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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Abbas Kiarostami

September 6 - October 30

“Cinema is truth twenty-four frames per second.”—Jean-Luc Godard

“In cinema, by fabricating lies we may never reach the fundamental truth, but we will always be on our way to it. We can never get close to the truth except through lying.”—Abbas Kiarostami

"Film begins with D.W. Griffith and ends with Abbas Kiarostami.”—Jean-Luc Godard

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National Theatre Live

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

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Upcoming Series

2019 UCLA Festival of Preservation

November 2 - December 4

"Filled, as always, with a deeply satisying cornucopia of films, forgotten gems and rarely revived classics that never fail to astonish in their diversity and dazzle in their newly restored glory."—Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

From November 1 through December 4, the Gene Siskel Film Center presents the 2019 UCLA Festival of Preservation, a touring series of ten programs selected from the UCLA Film & Television Archive's latest restoration efforts.

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