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Akira

English Dubbed VersionOne of the best-known examples of contemporary Japanese animation, this cyberpunk adventure takes place in the post-apocalyptic city of Neo-Tokyo. A teen-age boy is exposed to a... READ MORE

Directed by: Katsuhiro Ôtomo

Runtime: 124 mins

Format: 35mm

Opens on Nov 23rd

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The Ancient Law

Featuring live original music by Donald Sosin and Alicia SvigalsBefore the rise of the Third Reich, Weimar-era silent cinema offered complex depictions of Jewish communities in Germany. One of the fin... READ MORE

Directed by: Ewald André Dupont

Runtime: 135 mins

Opens on Dec 4th

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The Best of All Worlds

2018 Blue Whiskey Independent Film Festival Award-Winner: Best Actress (Verena Altenberger), Best Actor (Jeremy Miliker), Best Director (Adrian Goiginger), Best Narrative Feature, Best of Fest.Seven y... READ MORE

Directed by: Adrian Goiginger

Runtime: 138 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on Nov 7th

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Best F(r)iends: Volume 2

***Greg Sestero in person for two post-film Q&A's***SEE THE THRILLING CONCLUSION OF THE SESTERO-WISEAU SAGA!Picking up where the first volume left off, BEST F(R)IENDS: VOLUME 2 brings the saga to... READ MORE

Directed by: Justin MacGregor

Runtime: 93 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on Nov 28th

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Border

Opens October 26**Academy Awards Official Entry - Best Foreign Language Film - Sweden*From the writer of LET THE RIGHT ONE IN. Tina (Eva Melander) is a border guard who has the ability to smell human... READ MORE

Directed by: Ali Abbasi

Runtime: 110 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on Oct 26th

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Burning

Opens November 30**Academy Awards Official Entry - Best Foreign Language Film - South Korea**BURNING is the searing examination of an alienated young man, Jongsu (Ah-in Yoo), a frustrated introvert wh... READ MORE

Directed by: Lee Chang-dong

Runtime: 148 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on Nov 30th

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Coldplay: A Head Full of Dreams

***One Show Only***One of the world's biggest bands share their story, in their own words, for the first time. Charting Coldplay's incredible journey from humble origins to stadium-filling superstardo... READ MORE

Directed by: Mat Whitecross

Runtime: 120 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on Nov 14th

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Deadbeat at Dawn

The absolute definition of DIY filmmaking, DEADBEAT AT DAWN is a cult classic that deserves the moniker -- an indie revenge movie with more thrills and bloody spills than all of Chuck Norris' films co... READ MORE

Directed by: Jim Van Bebber

Runtime: 80 mins

Opens on Nov 2nd

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The Fog

Opens October 26th **New 4K Restoration**John Carpenter's first post-Halloween venture into the H.P. Lovecraft-inspired, apocalyptic vein that he would continue to mine in films like THE THING... READ MORE

Directed by: John Carpenter

Runtime: 89 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on Oct 26th

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Forty Guns

Presented by The Chicago Film SocietyWesterns became bigger, louder, and safer in the 1950s. The exception that proves the rule: Samuel Fuller's FORTY GUNS, a propulsive, devil-may-care Western s... READ MORE

Directed by: Samuel Fuller

Runtime: 80 mins

Format: 35mm

Opens on Dec 10th

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Funny Girl: The Musical

Following its record-breaking, sell-out run in London's West End and national tour, the critically-acclaimed musical Funny Girl comes to a cinema near you, featuring Sheridan Smith in "an unforgettabl... READ MORE

Directed by: Michael Mayer

Runtime: 160 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on Nov 27th

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Heathers

**Rare 35MM Print**Westerburg High School’s elite clique of popular girls is “The Heathers,” comprised of the powerful Heather Chandler, the green-with-envy Heather Duke, and the cowardly Heather McNa... READ MORE

Directed by: Michael Lehmann

Runtime: 100 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on Nov 9th

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Jeff Tweedy: Book Event & Reading

Showing at the
Music Box Theater.

Runtime: 120 mins

Opens on Nov 18th

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Little Shop of Horrors

A nerdy florist (Rick Moranis) finds his chance for success and romance with the help of a giant man-eating plant who demands to be fed. The Midnight Madness Shadowcast you know and... READ MORE

Directed by: Frank Oz

Runtime: 94 mins

Format: 35mm

Opens on Nov 16th

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Mikey and Nicky

Presented by The Chicago Film SocietyRiding high on the critical and commercial success of THE HEARTBREAK KID, Elaine May was given the chance to write and direct an unconventional gangster... READ MORE

Directed by: Elaine May

Runtime: 119 mins

Format: 35mm

Opens on Nov 12th

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Miracle on 34th Street

Sponsored by American AirlinesThe Chicago Help Initiative (CHI) is a consortium of business, residential, religious, social service, institutional and volunteer leaders striving to promote an atmosphe... READ MORE

Directed by: George Seaton

Runtime: 96 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on Nov 29th

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The Mummy

With the stellar box office returns from DRACULA and FRANKENSTEIN, Universal tried (and not for the last time, either) to create a horror franchise from scratch. Mixing the newfound stardom of Boris K... READ MORE

Directed by: Karl Freund

Runtime: 73 mins

Format: 35mm

Opens on Oct 27th

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National Theatre Live: King Lear

Broadcast live from London's West End, see Ian McKellen's 'extraordinarily moving portrayal' (Independent) of King Lear in cinemas.Chichester Festival Theatre's production received five-star reviews f... READ MORE

Directed by: Jonathan Munby

Runtime: 227 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on Nov 29th

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SOMM 3

November 27th - One Night Only!The world of wine hasn't always been the way it is today. In 1976, Steven Spurrier held the Judgment of Paris, a blind tasting where American wines beat out the classic... READ MORE

Directed by: Jason Wise

Runtime: 87 mins

Format: 35mm

Opens on Nov 27th

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The Sound of Music

Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer star in the beloved American classic, based on the real life von Trapp family's escape from Nazi-annexed Austria. Winner of five Academy Awards, including Best Pi... READ MORE

Directed by: Robert Wise

Runtime: 172 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on Nov 23rd

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Street Angel

Co-presented by The Chicago Film Society | Live accompaniment by Music Box house organist Dennis ScottFrank Borzage reaches a resplendent apex in Street Angel, in which Neapolitan urchi... READ MORE

Directed by: Frank Borzage

Runtime: 102 mins

Format: 35mm

Opens on Nov 17th

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Suspiria (2018)

Preview Screening October 31st at 7pm | Opens November 2nd**From the Director of CALL ME BY YOUR NAME**A darkness swirls at the center of a world-renowned dance company, one that will engulf the troup... READ MORE

Directed by: Luca Guadagnino

Runtime: 152 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on Oct 31st

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This.Is.Progress

2018 Blue Whiskey Independent Film Festival Award-Winner: Best DocumentaryTHIS.IS.PROGRESS is a film about passion, community and family. Following a wrestler, a wrestling fan and the promoters over t... READ MORE

Directed by: Dale Beaumont-Brown

Runtime: 132 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on Nov 5th

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When Jeff Tried to Save the World

***Jon Heder, Cast & Crew (to be announced) in attendance for a post-film Q&A***Jeff (Jon Heder) is the manager of an old-school bowling alley called Winky's World. When Jeff's boss Sheila (Ca... READ MORE

Directed by: Kendall Goldberg

Runtime: 93 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on Dec 5th

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Wild Honey

***One Night Only | Cast and Crew in Attendance for a Post Film Q&A***Gabby's life is on hold; she is broke, aimless and working out of her old high school bedroom as a phone sex operato... READ MORE

Directed by: Francis Stokes

Runtime: 89 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on Dec 11th

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Yi Yi

Presented by The Chicago Film SocietyMaybe no film can encompass all of human experience, but it's remarkable just how much of it is in YI YI: a birth, a funeral, a wedding, a first date, near-de... READ MORE

Directed by: Edward Yang

Runtime: 173 mins

Format: 35mm

Opens on Nov 26th

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