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70mm Shorts Program II

Presented by The Chicago Film SocietyBack by popular demand and weirder and wilder than ever, the Chicago Film Society presents a 70mm shorts program of ride films, travelogues, trailers, and rar... READ MORE

Runtime: 90 mins

Format: 70mm

Opens on May 28th

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2001: A Space Odyssey

May 18th-29thIn honor of the 50th Anniversary of 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY, the Music Box Theatre will present Stanley Kubrick’s iconic masterpiece in a brand-new 70MM print!  This new print was crea... READ MORE

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Runtime: 142 mins

Format: 70mm

Opens on May 18th

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Abducted in Plain Sight

***Director Skye Borgmann in person for a post-film Q&A***Presented as part of THE CHICAGO CRITICS FILM FESTIVALABDUCTED IN PLAIN SIGHT is the twisting, turning, story of the Broberg's, a naï... READ MORE

Directed by: Skye Borgman

Runtime: 91 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on May 4th

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American Animals

Presented as part of THE CHICAGO CRITICS FILM FESTIVALSpencer wants to become an artist but doesn’t have anything to say. His friend Warren has been raised to believe that his life will be specia... READ MORE

Directed by: Bart Layton

Runtime: 91 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on May 4th

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Back to the Future

Wednesday, September 19th at Sunset | Admission is free | Screening at Gallagher Way, 3637 N Clark St, Chicago, ILIn this 1980s sci-fi classic, small-town California teen Marty McFly (Michae... READ MORE

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

Runtime: 116 mins

Format: Digital

Opens on Sep 19th

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Barry Lyndon

A part of Stanley Kubrick: The Filmworker SeriesHow does an Irish lad without prospects become part of 18th-century English nobility? For Barry Lyndon (Ryan O'Neal) the answer is: any way he can! His... READ MORE

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Runtime: 184 mins

Format: 35mm

Opens on Jun 1st

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Beast

Presented as part of THE CHICAGO CRITICS FILM FESTIVALMoll is 27 and still living at home, stifled by the small island community around her and too beholden to her family to break away. When she... READ MORE

Directed by: Michael Pearce

Runtime: 107 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on May 4th

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Bodied

***Director Joseph Kahn in person for a post-film Q&A***Presented as part of THE CHICAGO CRITICS FILM FESTIVALA satire set in the world of competitive battle rap, BODIED is the story of Adam... READ MORE

Directed by: Joseph Kahn

Runtime: 120 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on May 4th

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CCFF Shorts Program #1

***Director Clare Cooney in attendance for a post-film Q&A***Presented as part of THE CHICAGO CRITICS FILM FESTIVALIn Runner, a woman goes for a jog and witnesses something she can't run away... READ MORE

Directed by: Robin Comisar, Clare Cooney, Don Herzfeldt, Anna Margaret Hollyman, Laura Moss, Jack Henry Robbins, Charlie Tyrell

Runtime: 90 mins

Opens on May 4th

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CCFF Shorts Program #2

Presented as part of THE CHICAGO CRITICS FILM FESTIVALIn Death Metal Grandma, a 94-year-old woman tries out for America's Got Talent as the frontwoman for a death metal band. A black male burn su... READ MORE

Directed by: Leah Galant, Katarzyna Gondek, Alexa Lim Haas, Sherren Lee, Chandler Levack, Carlos Morales, Charlotte Wells

Runtime: 90 mins

Opens on May 4th

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Concert for George

On November 29, 2002, one year after the passing of George Harrison, Olivia Harrison and longtime friend Eric Clapton organized a performance tribute in his honor. Held at London's Royal Albert H... READ MORE

Directed by: David Leland

Runtime: 101 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on May 16th

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Damsel

***Directors David & Nathan Zellner in attendance for a post-film Q&A***Presented as part of THE CHICAGO CRITICS FILM FESTIVALSamuel Alabaster (Robert Pattinson), an affluent pioneer, ven... READ MORE

Directed by: David Zellner, Nathan Zellner

Runtime: 113 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on May 4th

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Eighth Grade

***Director Bo Burnham in person for a post-film Q&A***Presented as part of THE CHICAGO CRITICS FILM FESTIVALThirteen-year-old Kayla endures the tidal wave of contemporary suburban adolescenc... READ MORE

Directed by: Bo Burnham

Runtime: 94 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on May 4th

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Eyes Wide Shut

A part of Stanley Kubrick: The Filmworker SeriesAfter Dr. Bill Hartford's (Tom Cruise) wife, Alice (Nicole Kidman), admits to having sexual fantasies about a man she met, Bill becomes obsessed with ha... READ MORE

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Runtime: 159 mins

Format: 35mm

Opens on Jun 1st

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Fast Color

***Gugu Mbatha-Raw and writer/producer Jordan Horowitz in attendance for a post-film Q&A***Presented as part of THE CHICAGO CRITICS FILM FESTIVALA woman is forced to go on the run when her su... READ MORE

Directed by: Julia Hart

Runtime: 100 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on May 4th

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Filmworker

Opens June 1stAfter starring as Lord Bullingdon in BARRY LYNDON, Leon Vitali gave up his acting career to toil in obscurity as Stanley Kubrick’s devoted aide-de-camp. For more than two decades, Leon p... READ MORE

Directed by: Tony Zierra

Runtime: 94 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on Jun 1st

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First Reformed

***Director Paul Schrader in attendance for a post-film Q&A***Presented as part of THE CHICAGO CRITICS FILM FESTIVALReverend Ernst Toller (Ethan Hawke) is a solitary, middle-aged parish pasto... READ MORE

Directed by: Paul Schrader

Runtime: 108 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on May 4th

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The Fugitive

Wednesday, May 30th at Sunset | Admission is free | Screening at Gallagher Way, 3637 N Clark St, Chicago, ILWrongfully accused of murdering his wife, Richard Kimble (Harrison Ford) escapes f... READ MORE

Directed by: Andrew Davis

Runtime: 130 mins

Format: Digital

Opens on May 30th

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Full Metal Jacket

A part of Stanley Kubrick: The Filmworker SeriesStanley Kubrick's take on the Vietnam War follows smart-aleck Private Davis (Matthew Modine), quickly christened "Joker" by his foul-mouthed drill serge... READ MORE

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Runtime: 116 mins

Format: 35mm

Opens on Jun 1st

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Ghost Stories

Opens May 11thExperience three spine-tingling tales of terror to haunt your dreams. A debunker of all things paranormal, Professor Phillip Goodman (Andy Nyman) has devoted his life to exposing phony p... READ MORE

Directed by: JEREMY DYSON, ANDY NYMAN

Runtime: 98 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on May 11th

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Grease

Wednesday, August 8th at Sunset | Admission is free | Screening at Gallagher Way, 3637 N Clark St, Chicago, ILExperience the friendships, romances and adventures of a group of high school ki... READ MORE

Directed by: Randal Kleiser

Runtime: 130 mins

Format: Digital

Opens on Aug 8th

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The Guardians

Opens May 25thA Music Box Films ReleaseAn affecting human drama of love, loss, and resilience unfolds against the backdrop of World War I. The women of the Paridier farm, under the deft hand of Horten... READ MORE

Directed by: Xavier Beauvois

Runtime: 138 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on May 25th

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The Guilty

Presented as part of THE CHICAGO CRITICS FILM FESTIVALWhen police officer Asger Holm (Jakob Cedergren) is demoted to desk work, he expects a sleepy beat as an emergency dispatcher. That all chang... READ MORE

Directed by: Gustav Möller

Runtime: 85 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on May 4th

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Hal

Presented as part of THE CHICAGO CRITICS FILM FESTIVALHal is a long-overdue feature length documentary film celebrating the life and work of director Hal Ashby, set against a backdrop of a rapidl... READ MORE

Directed by: Amy Scott

Runtime: 90 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on May 4th

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Home Alone

Wednesday, July 11th at Sunset | Admission is free | Screening at Gallagher Way, 3637 N Clark St, Chicago, ILWhen bratty 8-year-old Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) acts out the night bef... READ MORE

Directed by: Chris Columbus

Runtime: 103 mins

Format: Digital

Opens on Jul 11th

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Jurassic Park

Presented as part of THE CHICAGO CRITICS FILM FESTIVALIn director Steven Spielberg's three-time Academy Award®-winning blockbuster Jurassic Park, paleontologists Alan Grant (Sam Neill) and Ellie... READ MORE

Runtime: 127 mins

Format: 35mm

Opens on May 4th

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A Kid Like Jake

Presented as part of THE CHICAGO CRITICS FILM FESTIVALA Brooklyn couple has always known that their four-year-old son is more interested in fairy tale princesses than toy cars. But when his presc... READ MORE

Directed by: Silas Howard

Runtime: 92 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on May 4th

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The Last Picture Show

Picked by Peter, Front of HouseHigh school seniors and best friends, Sonny (Timothy Bottoms) and Duane (Jeff Bridges), live in a dying Texas town. The handsome Duane is dating local beauty, Jacy (Cybi... READ MORE

Directed by: Peter Bogdanovich

Runtime: 118 mins

Format: 35mm

Opens on May 19th

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A League of Their Own

Wednesday, May 16th at Sunset | Admission is free | Screening at Gallagher Way, 3637 N Clark St, Chicago, ILAs America's stock of athletic young men is depleted during World War II, a profes... READ MORE

Directed by: Penny Marshall

Runtime: 128 mins

Format: Digital

Opens on May 16th

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Leave No Trace

Presented as part of THE CHICAGO CRITICS FILM FESTIVALFor years Will and his teenage daughter, Tom, have lived off the grid, blissfully undetected by authorities in a vast nature reserve on the e... READ MORE

Directed by: Debra Granik

Runtime: 108 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on May 4th

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Legally Blonde

Picked by Brooke, Front of HouseElle Woods (Reese Witherspoon) has it all. She wants nothing more than to be Mrs. Warner Huntington III. But there is one thing stopping him (Matthew Davis) from propos... READ MORE

Directed by: Robert Luketic

Runtime: 96 mins

Opens on May 12th

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Liyana

Presented as part of THE CHICAGO CRITICS FILM FESTIVALA Swazi girl embarks on a dangerous quest to rescue her young twin brothers. This animated African tale is born in the imaginations of five o... READ MORE

Directed by: Aaron Kopp, Amanda Kopp

Runtime: 75 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on May 4th

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Madeline's Madeline

Presented as part of THE CHICAGO CRITICS FILM FESTIVALMadeline is dedicated to her theatre workshop. Much to the worry of her protective mother (Miranda July), she has become an integral part of... READ MORE

Directed by: Josephine Decker

Runtime: 93 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on May 4th

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The Mighty Ducks

Wednesday, June 13th at Sunset | Admission is free | Screening at Gallagher Way, 3637 N Clark St, Chicago, ILAfter reckless young lawyer Gordon Bombay (Emilio Estevez) gets arrested for drun... READ MORE

Directed by: Stephen Herek

Runtime: 100 mins

Format: Digital

Opens on Jun 13th

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Mod Fuck Explosion

Co-presented by the Chicago Underground Film Festival and The Front RowOne part arthouse and one cpart schlock, the films of Jon Moritugus are all parts entertaining. MOD FUCK EXPLOSION, his third ind... READ MORE

Directed by: Jon Moritsugu

Runtime: 67 mins

Format: 16mm

Opens on May 11th

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Mommie Dearest

When her adoptive mother Joan Crawford died in 1977, erstwhile actress/author Christina Crawford and her brother Christopher were left out of Joan Crawford's will, "for reasons which are well known to... READ MORE

Directed by: Frank Perry

Runtime: 129 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on May 13th

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More2Screen: Lady Windermere's Fan

“You gave me this fan today; it was your birthday present. If that woman crosses my threshold, I shall strike her across the face with it.” -- Oscar WildeA new production of Oscar Wilde’s social comed... READ MORE

Directed by: Kathy Burke

Runtime: 150 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on May 8th

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National Theatre Live: Hamlet

Academy Award-nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s SHERLOCK, THE IMITATION GAME) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy. Now seen by over 750,000 people worldwide, the original 2015 NT... READ MORE

Directed by: Lyndsey Turner

Runtime: 240 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on May 30th

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On Chesil Beach

Presented as part of THE CHICAGO CRITICS FILM FESTIVALAdapted by Ian McEwan from his bestselling novel, the drama centers on a young couple of drastically different backgrounds in the summer of 1... READ MORE

Directed by: Dominic Cooke

Runtime: 110 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on May 4th

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Phenomena

aka CREEPERS - U.S. CutPicked by Matt, Front of HouseAn American (Jennifer Connelly) at a Swiss finishing school calls on insects to help a paralyzed scientist (Donald Pleasence) fight a monster.Matt... READ MORE

Directed by: Dario Argento

Runtime: 82 mins

Format: 35mm

Opens on May 26th

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Puzzle

***Director Marc Turteltaub in attendance for a post-film Q&A***Presented as part of THE CHICAGO CRITICS FILM FESTIVALAgnes, taken for granted as a suburban mother, discovers a passion for so... READ MORE

Directed by: Marc Turtletaub

Runtime: 103 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on May 4th

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Raiders of the Lost Ark

Wednesday, June 27th at Sunset | Admission is free | Screening at Gallagher Way, 3637 N Clark St, Chicago, ILThe year is 1936. Adolf Hitler is on a quest for the legendary Ark of the Covenan... READ MORE

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Runtime: 118 mins

Format: Digital

Opens on Jun 27th

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Revenge

Presented as part of THE CHICAGO CRITICS FILM FESTIVALJen joins her married lover, Richard, for a romp at his secluded desert villa before his annual hunting vacation. However, when his leering p... READ MORE

Directed by: Coralie Fargeat

Runtime: 108 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on May 4th

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Searching

***Director Aneesh Chaganty in attendance for a post-film Q&A***Presented as part of THE CHICAGO CRITICS FILM FESTIVALAfter his 16-year-old daughter goes missing, a desperate father breaks in... READ MORE

Directed by: Aneesh Chaganty

Runtime: 101 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on May 4th

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The Shining

A part of Stanley Kubrick: The Filmworker SeriesJack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) becomes winter caretaker at the isolated Overlook Hotel in Colorado, hoping to cure his writer's block. He settles in alo... READ MORE

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Runtime: 144 mins

Format: 35mm

Opens on Jun 1st

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Shotgun

Presented as part of THE CHICAGO CRITICS FILM FESTIVALElliot (Jeremy Allen White) is 23, lives in New York, and has no real responsibility. He spends most of his time partying with his best frien... READ MORE

Directed by: Hannah Marks, Joey Power

Runtime: 95 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on May 4th

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Space Jam

Wednesday, August 22nd at Sunset | Admission is free | Screening at Gallagher Way, 3637 N Clark St, Chicago, ILSwackhammer (Danny DeVito), an evil alien theme park owner, needs a new attract... READ MORE

Directed by: Joe Pytka

Runtime: 87 mins

Format: Digital

Opens on Aug 22nd

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Support the Girls

Presented as part of THE CHICAGO CRITICS FILM FESTIVALLisa Conroy is the last person you'd expect to find in a highway-side "sports bar with curves,"-- but as general manager at Double Whammies,... READ MORE

Directed by: Andrew Bujalski

Runtime: 94 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on May 4th

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The Tale

Showing at the
Music Box Theater.

Runtime: 114 mins

Opens on May 4th

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Three Identical Strangers

Presented as part of THE CHICAGO CRITICS FILM FESTIVALNew York, 1980: three complete strangers accidentally discover that they are identical triplets, separated at birth. The 19-year-olds' joyous... READ MORE

Directed by: Tim Wardle

Runtime: 96 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on May 4th

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Top Gun

Wednesday, September 5th at Sunset | Admission is free | Screening at Gallagher Way, 3637 N Clark St, Chicago, ILIn one of the loudest, dumbest, and sweatiest of all 80s action films, T... READ MORE

Directed by: Tony Scott

Runtime: 110 mins

Format: Digital

Opens on Sep 5th

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Twister

Wednesday, July 18th at Sunset | Admission is free | Screening at Gallagher Way, 3637 N Clark St, Chicago, ILDuring the approach of the most powerful storm in decades, university professor D... READ MORE

Directed by: Jan de Bont

Runtime: 113 mins

Format: Digital

Opens on Jul 18th

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Valley of the Dolls

Featuring a Book Signing with BILL JANKOWSKI, co-author of Patty Duke's Memoir IN THE PRESENCE OF GREATNESS - MY SIXTY YEAR JOURNEY AS AN ACTRESSIn New York City, bright but naive New Englan... READ MORE

Directed by: Mark Robson

Runtime: 123 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on May 2nd

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We the Animals

Presented as part of THE CHICAGO CRITICS FILM FESTIVALManny, Joel and Jonah tear their way through childhood and push against the volatile love of their parents. As Manny and Joel grow into versi... READ MORE

Directed by: Jeremiah Zagar

Runtime: 94 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on May 4th

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Woman of Tokyo

Presented by The Chicago Film Society and The Chicago Critics Film FestivalAlthough the Japanese film industry converted to sound a few years prior, silent cinema continued to present opport... READ MORE

Directed by: Yasujirô Ozu

Runtime: 47 mins

Opens on May 5th

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