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Alien

Presented as part of THE CHICAGO CRITICS FILM FESTIVALThe Chicago Critics Film Festival is proud to present a 40th Anniversary celebration of Ridley Scott's sci-fi masterpiece in 35mm.After a spa... READ MORE

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Runtime: 117 mins

Format: 35mm

Opens on May 17th

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The Big Sleep

Without a doubt, one of the greatest PI noir films of all time, Howard Hawks' THE BIG SLEEP begins with Philip Marlowe (Bogart), a private dick hired by a wealthy family to deal with a blackmailer. Bu... READ MORE

Directed by: Howard Hawks

Runtime: 114 mins

Format: 35mm

Opens on Apr 20th

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The Bird With the Crystal Plumage

A staggeringly assured first feature, CRYSTAL PLUMAGE establishes the key traits that defines Argento's filmography, including lavish visuals and a flare for wildly inventive / brutal scenes of violen... READ MORE

Directed by: Dario Argento

Runtime: 98 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on Apr 26th

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But I'm a Cheerleader

***hosted by KJ Relth (Programmer at UCLA Film & Television Archive)***Jamie Babbit's creative feature debut follows Megan Bloomfield, a highschool cheerleader who is sent to gay conversion therap... READ MORE

Directed by: Jamie Babbit

Runtime: 85 mins

Format: 35mm

Opens on May 24th

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Castle Keep

Somewhere in Belgium. 1944. A weary, ragtag group of American soldiers on the road to oblivion stumble across a castle in a forest. Lead by the one-eyed Major Falconer, portrayed with laconic bravado... READ MORE

Directed by: Sydney Pollack

Runtime: 107 mins

Format: 35mm

Opens on May 7th

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The Crow

Released in 1994, this atmospheric, urban-fantasy cult classic is based on James O'Barr's popular independent comic and directed by Alex Proyas, the mind behind the masterful DARK CITY. THE CROW uniqu... READ MORE

Directed by: Alex Proyas

Runtime: 102 mins

Format: 35mm

Opens on Apr 12th

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Dan Savage's HUMP! Film Festival

CLICK HERE to purchase ticketsThe HUMP! Film Festival has been bringing audiences a new kind of porn since 2005. The festival features short dirty movies—each less than five minutes—all created by peo... READ MORE

Runtime: 90 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on Apr 5th

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Dark Passage

Vincent Parry (Bogie), imprisoned after being accused of murdering his ex-wife, escapes and in an effort to disguise himself, gets reconstructive plastic surgery. This bandage-wrapped refuge sets the... READ MORE

Directed by: Delmer Daves

Runtime: 106 mins

Format: 35mm

Opens on Apr 27th

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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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Dragnet Girl

***Featuring a Live Musical Score by COUPLER!***The great Japanese filmmaker Yasujirō Ozu is best known for the stately, meditative domestic dramas he made after World War II. But during his first dec... READ MORE

Directed by: Yasujirô Ozu

Runtime: 100 mins

Format: 35mm

Opens on May 15th

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The Farewell

Presented as part of THE CHICAGO CRITICS FILM FESTIVALA Chinese family discover their grandmother has only a short while left to live and decide to keep her in the dark, scheduling a wedding to g... READ MORE

Directed by: Lulu Wang

Runtime: 98 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on May 17th

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Funny Face

RETROSPECT WEEKEND PRESENTS FUNNY FACE Come dressed in your vintage best to Chicago's oldest movie house THE MUSIC BOX THEATRE for an exclusive showing of the 1957 Stanley Donnen directed FUNNY F... READ MORE

Directed by: Stanley Donen

Runtime: 103 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on May 2nd

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Future Language: The Dimensions of Von LMO

***Director Lori Felker in person for post-film Q&A!***THE DIMENSIONS OF VON LMO is a distorted portrait of an artist that explores storytelling, ego, delusion, conviction and memory. Von LMO... READ MORE

Directed by: Lori Felker

Runtime: 87 mins

Opens on May 7th

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Germany Pale Mother

When Helma Sanders-Brahms' GERMANY PALE MOTHER--taking it's title from a poem written by Bertolt Brecht--premiered at the February 1980 Berlin Film Festival, the film sparked lasting critical controve... READ MORE

Directed by: Helma Sanders-Brahms

Runtime: 149 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on May 14th

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Ghost World

Presented by The Chicago Film Society | CLICK HERE to purchase ticketsAdapted by Daniel Clowes and Terry Zwigoff from the former's underground graphic novel, GHOST WORLD remains the definiti... READ MORE

Directed by: Terry Zwigoff

Runtime: 111 mins

Format: 35mm

Opens on Mar 25th

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In Fabric

Presented as part of THE CHICAGO CRITICS FILM FESTIVALIN FABRIC is a haunting ghost story set against the backdrop of a busy winter sales period in a department store and follows the life of a cu... READ MORE

Directed by: Peter Strickland

Runtime: 118 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on May 17th

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In Search of Margo-Go

***Director Jill Reiter in person!***In 1994, Jill Reiter began a feature starring Kathleen Hanna, called IN SEARCH OF MARGO-GO. Her playful synth-punk romp re-envisioned NYC club culture as an acid-h... READ MORE

Directed by: Jill Reiter

Runtime: 65 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on Apr 7th

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Key Largo

Directed by John Huston (THE MALTESE FALCON, THE AFRICAN QUEEN) and co-written with Richard Brooks (BLACKBOARD JUNGLE) based on the Maxwell Anderson (THE BAD SEED, ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT) play... READ MORE

Directed by: John Huston

Runtime: 100 mins

Format: 35mm

Opens on May 5th

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Light From Light

Presented as part of THE CHICAGO CRITICS FILM FESTIVALA single mom and part-time paranormal investigator, is asked to look into a possible "haunting" at a widower's farmhouse in East Tennessee.

Directed by: Paul Harrill

Runtime: 82 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on May 17th

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The Little Shop of Horrors

***Followed by a panel discussion w/ - Walter Stearns, Executive Director of Mercury Theater, Director of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS + Andrew Stasiulis, Professor of Directing, Cinema Theory and Cinema Pr... READ MORE

Directed by: Roger Corman

Runtime: 72 mins

Format: 35mm

Opens on Apr 8th

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Mamma Mia

***Hosted by Dick O'Day***Sophie has just one wish to make her wedding perfect: to have her father walk her down the aisle. Now she just has to find out who he is... Join the music, laughter and fun o... READ MORE

Directed by: Phyllida Lloyd

Runtime: 108 mins

Format: 35mm

Opens on May 12th

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Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence

At a prisoner of war camp in the Pacific, Japanese guards and allied prisoners struggle with and against one another to maintain dignity, sanity, and physical survival under brutal conditions. The pre... READ MORE

Directed by: Nagisa Ôshima

Runtime: 123 mins

Format: 35mm

Opens on May 28th

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Monos

Presented as part of THE CHICAGO CRITICS FILM FESTIVALOn a faraway mountaintop, eight kids with guns watch over a hostage and a conscripted milk cow.In English and Spanish with English subtitles

Directed by: Alejandro Landes

Runtime: 102 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on May 17th

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The Nightingale

Presented as part of THE CHICAGO CRITICS FILM FESTIVALSet in 1825, Clare, a young Irish convict woman, chases a British officer through the rugged Tasmanian wilderness, bent on revenge for a terr... READ MORE

Directed by: Jennifer Kent

Runtime: 136 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on May 17th

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Them That Follow

Presented as part of THE CHICAGO CRITICS FILM FESTIVALSet deep in the wilds of Appalachia, where believers handle death-dealing snakes to prove themselves before God, Them That Follow tells the s... READ MORE

Directed by: Britt Poulton, Dan Madison Savage

Runtime: 98 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on May 17th

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The Thin Red Line

"What's this war in the heart of nature?" An unknown soldier asks this question in the opening of Terrence Malick's rapturous depiction of the battle for Guadalcanal Island during the Pacific campaign... READ MORE

Directed by: Terrence Malick

Runtime: 170 mins

Format: 35mm

Opens on Apr 30th

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To Have and Have Not

Humphrey Bogart (having just come off the success of CASABLANCA and THE MALTESE FALCON) couldn't have been a bigger star at the time, and finding a co-star for him seemed an impossible task--that is,... READ MORE

Directed by: Howard Hawks

Runtime: 100 mins

Format: 35mm

Opens on Apr 14th

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Velvet Goldmine

***arrive early for THE DAVID BOWIE MIXTAPE by EXP TV***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 wh... READ MORE

Directed by: Todd Haynes

Runtime: 118 mins

Format: 35mm

Opens on Mar 29th

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We Are Columbine

***Director Laura Farber in person for post-film Q&A***WE ARE COLUMBINE highlights the stories of four freshmen students who experienced one of the deadliest school shootings in United States hist... READ MORE

Directed by: Laura Farber

Runtime: 79 mins

Format: Digital

Opens on Apr 9th

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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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