Upcoming Special Events
Tue 26 May, 7:30pm
Join us for a free screening of the Chicago premiere of The Burden, the first feature-length documentary that conveys how America’s dependence on fossil fuel threatens national security and puts the lives of men and women in uniform at greater risk.
Wed 27 May, 7:00pm
directed by Jay Levey in English starring Weird Al Yankovic, Michael Richards, Victoria Jackson (1989)
With an introduction and Q&A with star “Weird Al” Yankovic and director Jay Levey.
The 7pm screening is SOLD OUT. Tickets are still available for the 10pm screening.
Thu 28 May, 7:30pm
directed by Berit Madsen in Persian starring Anousheh Ansari, Hadi Hooshyar, Mohammad Hooshyar (2013)
WBEZ and the Chicago International Film Festival are proud to screen Sepideh: Reaching for the Stars as the third film in our High Fidelity Film Series exploring science and film!
Sat 6 Jun, 7:30pm
In this unique one-man-show, Serge Bromberg introduces his most astounding discoveries and accompanies the films by playing the piano, thus honoring the way the films were originally featured. In addition, Bromberg tells about the origin of the films — and in these stories, fact is often stranger than fiction.
Retour de Flamme is a must-see for anyone who wishes to embark on a cinematic exploration, a magic and incerdibly entertaining journey through time and the history of cinema.