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***One Night Only***Nearing their 30-year anniversary in summer 2020, alternative rockers 311—boasting a lineup of all five original members, 10 consecutive Top 10 albums and a hybrid groundbreaking m... READ MORE

Runtime: 115 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on Mar 11th

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Barbara

A tense early '80s Cold War thriller with nary a gunshot fired, BARBARA is a compelling portrait of a woman (Nina Hoss) who withdraws from an inhospitable and oppressive world. An amicable and underst... READ MORE

Directed by: Christian Petzold

Runtime: 105 mins

Format: 35mm

Opens on Mar 2nd

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The Beach Bum

***Special Preview Screenings***THE BEACH BUM follows the outrageous misadventures of Moondog (Matthew McConaughey), a rebellious burnout who only knows how to live life by his own rules. Complete wit... READ MORE

Directed by: Harmony Korine

Runtime: 95 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on Mar 18th

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Birds of Passage

Opens March 1stFrom the Oscar-nominated team behind the genre-defying EMBRACE OF THE SERPANT, comes an equally audacious saga centered on the Wayúu indigenous people during a crucial periodin recent C... READ MORE

Directed by: Cristina Gallego, Ciro Guerra

Runtime: 125 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on Mar 1st

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Deathgasm

Metal Movie Nights | Sponsored by 3 Floyds | Featuring Metal Vinyl Weekend | Hosted by Chris Larkin and Gregg Elzinga***program includes a selection of A/V creations from the inimitable... READ MORE

Directed by: Jason Lei Howden

Runtime: 90 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on Mar 30th

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Deconstructing the Beatles: 1963 Yeah Yeah Yeah

In late 1962, the Beatles stepped into EMI studios for the first time, meeting producer George Martin and beginning an unparalleled and remarkable recording career. Over the next eighteen months, they... READ MORE

Directed by: Justin Drobinski, Sean Gallagher

Runtime: 76 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on Mar 30th

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Drag Me to Hell

Sam Raimi first perfected his fast-paced physical thrills on the Evil Dead trilogy before tackling superheroes, westerns and even baseball. After a 15-year absence from horror, his triumphant return w... READ MORE

Directed by: Sam Raimi

Runtime: 99 mins

Format: 35mm

Opens on Mar 1st

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Family in Transition

***Featuring a post-film Q&A***Family in Transition follows the journey of the husband and father of four children in the traditional and conservative town of Nahariya, Israel. Directed by Ofir Tr... READ MORE

Directed by: Ofir Trainin

Runtime: 60 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on Mar 10th

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Fragment of an Empire

Live accompaniment by Music Box house organist Dennis Scott | Co-presented by The Chicago Film SocietyAn amnesiac soldier from Petrograd stumbles home from the eastern front after the First... READ MORE

Directed by: Fridrikh Ermler

Runtime: 109 mins

Format: 35mm

Opens on Mar 16th

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Ghost World

Presented by The Chicago Film SocietyAdapted by Daniel Clowes and Terry Zwigoff from the former's underground graphic novel, GHOST WORLD remains the definitive portrait of post-high school ennui,... READ MORE

Directed by: Terry Zwigoff

Runtime: 111 mins

Format: 35mm

Opens on Mar 25th

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Gummo

***Preceded by ALONE IN THE WOODS: THE LEGEND OF CAMBO (9 1/2 min) + ACT DA FOOL (4 1/2 min) + Sonic Youth's "SUNDAY" (4 min)***Aptly taking its namesake from the little known fifth Marx brother, Harm... READ MORE

Directed by: Harmony Korine

Runtime: 89 mins

Format: 35mm

Opens on Mar 18th

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The Hitch-Hiker

***New 2K Restoration / Introduced by film critic Elizabeth Weitzman with a post-film book signing of Renegade Women in Film & TV. Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the Mus... READ MORE

Directed by: Ida Lupino

Runtime: 71 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on Mar 4th

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Jerichow

"You can't love if you don't have money," Laura (Nina Hoss) tells Thomas (Benno Fürmann), the ex-solider who's been hired as a driver for her husband's semi-lucrative snack car empire in the form... READ MORE

Directed by: Christian Petzold

Runtime: 93 mins

Format: 35mm

Opens on Mar 23rd

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Jimi Hendrix Experience: Electric Church

***One Night Only***ELECTRIC CHURCH presents the legendary guitarist in full flight at the 1970 Atlanta Pop Festival before the largest US audience of his career. This critically acclaimed film combin... READ MORE

Directed by: John McDermott

Runtime: 105 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on Mar 6th

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Julien Donkey-Boy

***Preceded by MTV's "VISUAL MAFIA" (1 min) + Cat Power's "LIVING PROOF" (3 1/2 min)***Inspired by the Danish ‘Dogma 95’ movement, though Korine breaks a handful of its rules -- JULIEN DONKEY-BOY unsp... READ MORE

Directed by: Harmony Korine

Runtime: 94 mins

Format: 35mm

Opens on Mar 16th

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Kids

***Arrive early for pre-show Harmony Korine rarities & ephemera!***Leo Fitzpatrick's smooth-talking "Virgin surgeon" Telly cuts a potentially deadly swathe through unsuspecting adolescent girls in... READ MORE

Directed by: Larry Clark

Runtime: 91 mins

Format: 35mm

Opens on Mar 8th

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Leona

Making the transition into adulthood, a young woman from Mexico City finds herself torn between her Syrian-Jewish family and a forbidden love, in this delicate, melancholic romance. The story dives in... READ MORE

Directed by: Isaac Cherem

Runtime: 107 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on Mar 3rd

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Mister Lonely

***Preceded by UMSHINI WAM (15 1/2 min) + SNOWBALLS (4 1/2 min)***When asked to provide a synopsis, Korine offered this: "In broad terms, it's a movie about a Michael Jackson impersonator living in Pa... READ MORE

Directed by: Harmony Korine

Runtime: 112 mins

Opens on Mar 16th

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Phoenix

Spun out from a premise simultaneously implausible and sublime. PHOENIX reworks VERTIGO to deliver a stunning treatise on romantic and national delusion. Holocaust survivor Nelly Lenz (Nina Hoss) rece... READ MORE

Directed by: Christian Petzold

Runtime: 98 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on Mar 9th

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Red Cow

Benny's hair is as red as the fur of her devout father's treasured calf – which he believes will bring salvation. But the 17-year-old feels as lonely and trapped as the calf in its enclosure. Benny's... READ MORE

Directed by: Tsivia Barkai

Runtime: 100 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on Mar 17th

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Ruben Brandt, Collector

Opens March 8thRuben Brandt, a famous psychotherapist, is forced to steal 13 paintings from the world's renowned museums and private collections to prevent his suffering from terrible nightmares he ha... READ MORE

Directed by: Milorad Krstić

Runtime: 94 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on Mar 8th

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Spring Breakers

***Preceded by THE LOTUS COMMUNITY WORKSHOP (28 1/2 min) + Rihanna's "NEEDED ME" (3 1/2 min)***A raucous, John Waters-approved, Britney Spears-infused feature length exploitation pop video, packed to... READ MORE

Directed by: Harmony Korine

Runtime: 94 mins

Format: 35mm

Opens on Mar 15th

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Transit

Opens March 15thA Music Box Films ReleaseIn Christian Petzold's brilliant and haunting modern-day adaptation of Anna Seghers's 1942 novel, Transit Visa, Georg, a German refugee (Franz Rogowski, HAPPY... READ MORE

Directed by: Christian Petzold

Runtime: 101 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on Mar 15th

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Trash Humpers

***Preceded by CRUTCHNAP (42 sec) + CURBDANCE (2 min) + BLOOD OF HAVANA (2 1/2 min) + The Black Keys' "GOLD ON THE CEILING" (4 min) + after TRASH HUMPERS stick around for MAC & PLAK (28 min)***Eve... READ MORE

Directed by: Harmony Korine

Runtime: 78 mins

Format: 35mm

Opens on Mar 15th

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Velvet Goldmine

Set in London in the early '70's during the emergence of the glam-rock scene- this film follows the rise of Brian Slade, a mythical rock icon who finds himself at the very epicenter of the pleasures a... READ MORE

Directed by: Todd Haynes

Runtime: 118 mins

Format: 35mm

Opens on Mar 29th

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The Wind

***Official Selection of the 2018 TIFF Film Festival***An unseen evil haunts the homestead in this chilling, folkloric tale of madness, paranoia, and otherworldly terror. Lizzy (Caitlin Gerard) is a t... READ MORE

Directed by: Emma Tammi

Runtime: 86 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on Apr 5th

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Woman at War

Opens March 22ndHalla is a fifty-year-old independent woman. But behind the scenes of a quiet routine, she leads a double life as a passionate environmental activist. Known to others only by her alias... READ MORE

Directed by: Benedikt Erlingsson

Runtime: 100 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on Mar 22nd

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Yella

Taking inspiration from Herk Harvey's Midwest classic CARNIVAL OF SOULS, YELLA is a thriller steeped in undead malevolence. Ambitious accountant Yella (Nina Hoss) flees her abusive husband for an illu... READ MORE

Directed by: Christian Petzold

Runtime: 89 mins

Format: 35mm

Opens on Mar 17th

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