Thursday, April 4, 8:15 p.m. | The 34th Onion City Experimental Film Festival (April 4–7 at various venues across Chicago; April 8–14 online) opens with the newly restored TOUTE UNE NUIT (A WHOLE NIGHT), presented in partnership with Cine-File. On a sultry summer night in Brussels, various bodies in search of love collide; some succeed, others do not. Chantal Akerman’s rarely screened and recently restored urban nocturne, TOUTE UNE NUIT, foregrounds small gestures as it captures the shape of solitude itself. Locations criss-cross as characters meet and embrace, dance and split up, yank one another into cabs, or merely watch the action from doorways and stairwells. The choreography of indoors and out, upstairs and down, attraction and rejection distills the complex machinations of urban romance into a sweetly rhythmic dance. (Harvard Film Archives)

Onion City Experimental Film Festival


Awards & Nominations

Nominee - Golden Lion, Venice Film Festival
Nominee - Golden Spike, Valladolid International Film Festival

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