"Audaciously raw, revealing, and excruciatingly funny." - Isaac Feldberg, RogerEbert.com

"Taken as a whole, the film paints a brilliantly sardonic portrait of Ann’s life, but so many individual scenes could play as stand-alone short films." - Catherine Bray, Variety

Thirty-something New Yorker Ann is stuck: her job is unremarkable, her family is impossible, and her on-again-off-again casual BDSM (bondage, discipline, sadism, masochism) relationship with an older man is unsatisfying. In Joanna Arnow’s excruciatingly funny feature debut, Ann (played by Arnow in an assured and no-holds-barred performance) takes an honest inventory of her life, resulting in a witty and sardonic portrait of modern-day malaise. Making its Chicago premiere after premiering at the Cannes Film Festival, THE FEELING THAT… introduces a distinct new voice and shrewdly lays bare truths regarding  the human condition—in and out of the bedroom. Film Center exclusive. 

Awards & Nominations

Nominee - Golden Camera, Cannes Film Festival
Winner - Silver Alexander, International Competition, Thessaloniki Film Festival
Winner - Future/Now, Montclair Film Festival
Nominee - Quinzaine des cinéastes, Cannes Directors Fortnight
Nominee - Someone to Watch Award, Film Independent Spirit Awards

The Film Center is ADA accessible. This presentation will be projected without open captions. The theater is hearing-loop equipped. For accessibility requests, please email filmcenter@saic.edu