Current & Ongoing Series

Black Harvest Encores

October 6 - 27

We present four of the most popular films from August's 24th Annual Black Harvest Film Festival, playing every Saturday in October at 8:15 pm.

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Pioneers: First Women Filmmakers

October 6 - 29

"A wonderful series...a thrilling look at the variety of films made by women, most before they won the right to vote." - Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

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Conversations At The Edge - Fall 2018

September 13 - November 15

A dynamic weekly series of screenings, artist talks, and performances by some of the most compelling media artists of yesterday and today, organized by the School of the Art Institute's Department of Film, Video, New Media, and Animation in collaboration with the Film Center.

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The Western: How It Was Never One

August 31 - December 11

This Autumn's Screening/Lecture series focuses on how the Western cinematic genre explicitly expresses politics and ideologies, with weekly Tuesday lectures by Jon Cates, Associate Professor of Film, Video, New Video and Animation at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

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Upcoming Series

Visconti

November 3 - January 2

A nine-film series devoted to the great Italian director who combined visual splendor with vivid characterizations and a tragic sense of social-historical change.

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Spotlight: The Best of Buster

November 23 - 29

Three of Keaton's finest films in sparkling new digital restorations, along with new documentary THE GREAT BUSTER: A CELEBRATION.

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Spotlight: Ingmar Bergman

November 16 - 21

Spotlighting Ingmar Bergman with screenings of WILD STRAWBERRIES and THE SEVENTH SEAL alongside new documentary SEARCHING FOR INGMAR BERGMAN.

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Spotlight: Hal Ashby

November 9 - 15

Spotlighting Hal Ashby with screenings of HAROLD AND MAUDE and THE LAST DETAIL alongside new documentary HAL.

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Spotlight: Montgomery Clift

November 2 - 6

Spotlighting Montgomery Clift with screenings of I CONFESS and A PLACE IN THE SUN alongside new documentary MAKING MONTGOMERY CLIFT.

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The Complete Jean Vigo

November 30 - December 5

Jean Vigo (1905-1934) is one of the most important filmmakers whose entire oeuvre can be viewed comfortably in one sitting. His films combine anarchist politics, documentary realism, poetic surrealism, and innovative technique. We present them in new 4K digital restorations.

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National Theatre Live

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

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