“If you haven't seen it, you have an incredible treat in store.” - Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune
Saturday, February 4 at 11am | Accept no substitute: Bondarchuk’s WAR AND PEACE is the definitive adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s epic classic (no offense, King Vidor). Made at the height of the Cold War, the Soviet film industry set out to dazzle with a production that would offer a singular cinematic experience, employing a cast of thousands, implementing an array of cinematic camera techniques - including the first use of remote- controlled camera, among other tricks - and crafting a sweeping vision of glittering rococo aesthetics and astonishing Napoleonic battles to do so. The effort set a new standard for epic moviemaking. Rarely shown in its entirety, Bondarchuk’s daring vision is appreciated with a comprehensive viewing, wherein the romance of the text is brought to breathtaking life.
Settle In Series: Binge watching a television show or catching a double feature? Child’s play. Prove your passion for pacing with five films that test the limits of runtimes, that lean into their length, and invite you to Settle In. Tickets include bottomless popcorn and coffee; all showtimes include bathroom and stretching breaks (feel free to bring a pillow); and ticket holders have the option to add a boxed lunch to their experience, courtesy of our friends at Goddess And The Baker.* Coffee generously provided by the local roasters at Dollop Coffee Co. View full series here.
*Tickets with boxed lunch must be ordered at least 72 hours in advance of individual screenings, follow the prompt at check out.
Ticket prices for the Settle In series films are as follows:
General admission - $36
Student (with current school ID) - $27
Film Center Members and SAIC staff, students, and faculty - $18
Tickets + Sandwich ($18 add-on):
General admission - $54
Student (with current school ID) - $45
Film Center Members and SAIC staff, students, and faculty - $36
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