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For the Love of Movies

It has been one year since the onset of what once seemed like it would be a brief intermission. Please watch this short video greeting from me on behalf of the staff at the Gene Siskel Film Center.

With your support, we have accomplished a lot in the past year. As we ramp up for our reopening, we will need to rehire staff, restock our concessions, and create programs that we may enjoy together.

Please invest in our future by making a donation today.

MAKE A DONATION

Consider making a tax-deductible donation of any amount to the Gene Siskel Film Center today. Donations over $1500 come with a complimentary Executive Producer Membership, entitling you to free entry for two to Film Center screenings for a year.

Donate to the Barbara Scharres Programming Fund

After more than 45 years of service, Barbara Scharres will retire from her position as director of programming on December 31. In honor of her illustrious career, we have established The Barbara Scharres Programming Fund, which will be dedicated to bringing the best of international films to Film Center audiences. To support the fund, select the fund option in the contribution section of our donation form. 

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PURCHASE OR RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP

The purchase or renewal of your membership entitles you to an exciting array of perks and helps support our year-round programming efforts. The price of membership is also partially tax deductible. Membership activation dates will be postponed until the Film Center reopens, and we will send your cards when our staff are back in office.

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‘SIPS OF CINEMA’ LIMITED EDITION MUG SET 

Two things that will always inspire, delight, and open our eyes to the world: film and a good cup of coffee. Enjoy both with our limited edition set of ‘Sips of Cinema’ mugs that celebrate a world of filmmakers. With four different designs honoring different directors from around the world and throughout the history of the art form, pick the mug that contains your favorites--or buy all four! The proceeds from your purchase help support the Gene Siskel Film Center

Peruse our recommended viewing lists on Letterboxd to decide which best suits your taste! 

PURCHASE THE MUG SET