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Akira

Dubbed in English - 1988 Streamline Pictures VersionOne of the best-known examples of contemporary Japanese animation, this cyberpunk adventure takes place in the post-apocalyptic city of Neo-Tokyo. 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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Best F(r)iends: Volume 2

***Greg Sestero in person for post-film Q&A***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 a sati... READ MORE

Directed by: Justin MacGregor

Runtime: 93 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on Nov 28th

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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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Die Hard

Facing Christmas 3,000 miles from his estranged wife and two children, New York policeman John McClane (Bruce Willis) flies to Los Angeles bearing presents and hoping to patch up his marriage. Stylish... READ MORE

Directed by: John McTiernan

Runtime: 131 mins

Format: 35mm

Opens on Dec 19th

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Elf

When one of Santa's elves learns that he's actually a human whom Santa inadvertently brought back from an orphanage when he was a baby, he sets out for NYC to track down his real father.

Directed by: Jon Favreau

Runtime: 97 mins

Format: 35mm

Opens on Dec 12th

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Forty Guns

Presented by The Chicago Film SocietyCLICK HERE for Advance TicketsWesterns became bigger, louder, and safer in the 1950s. The exception that proves the rule: Samuel Fuller's FORTY GUNS, a propul... 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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Home Alone

When bratty 8-year-old Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) acts out the night before a family trip to Paris, his mother (Catherine O'Hara) makes him sleep in the attic. After the McCallisters mistaken... READ MORE

Directed by: Chris Columbus

Runtime: 103 mins

Format: 35mm

Opens on Dec 19th

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The House That Jack Built

***Director's Cut | One Day Only***"The greatest cathedrals have sublime artwork hidden in the darkest of corners for only God to see... so does MURDER!"USA in the 1970s. We follow the highly intellig... READ MORE

Directed by: Lars von Trier

Runtime: 153 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on Nov 28th

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Miracle on 34th Street

Presented by The Chicago Help Initiative, sponsored by American AirlinesThe Chicago Help Initiative (CHI) is a consortium of business, residential, religious, social service, institutional and volunte... READ MORE

Directed by: George Seaton

Runtime: 96 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on Nov 29th

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The Muppet Christmas Carol

The Muppets perform the classic Dickens holiday tale, with Kermit the Frog playing Bob Cratchit, the put-upon clerk of stingy Ebenezer Scrooge (Michael Caine). Other Muppets -- Miss Piggy, Gonzo, Fozz... READ MORE

Directed by: Brian Henson

Runtime: 85 mins

Format: 35mm

Opens on Dec 12th

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National Theatre Live: King Lear

Recorded at 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 for its s... READ MORE

Directed by: Jonathan Munby

Runtime: 227 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on Nov 29th

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Shoplifters

***Opens December 14th***On the margins of Tokyo, a dysfunctional band of outsiders are united by fierce loyalty, a penchant for petty theft and playful grifting. When the young son is arrested, secre... READ MORE

Directed by: Hirokazu Kore-eda

Runtime: 121 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on Dec 14th

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Solstice

In 1993, filmmaker Jerry Vasilatos wrote, produced and directed the holiday drama SOLSTICE. Through some Christmas magic and a lot of good fortune, SOLSTICE was broadcast into millions of househo... READ MORE

Directed by: Jerry Vasilatos

Runtime: 48 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on Dec 18th

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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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Twisted Pair

Identical twin brothers become hybrid A.I (artificial intelligence) entities, yet torn in different directions to achieve justice for humanity.

Directed by: Neil Breen

Runtime: 89 mins

Format: Digital

Opens on Nov 29th

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Weed the People

***Abby Epstein & Ricki Lake in attendance for a post-film Q&A on 11/28 &11/29 | Wednesday, 11/28 7:00pm - SOLD OUT**Cannabis has been off-limits to doctors and researchers in the US for t... READ MORE

Directed by: Abby Epstein

Runtime: 97 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on Nov 28th

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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 SocietyCLICK HERE for Advance TicketsMaybe 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... READ MORE

Directed by: Edward Yang

Runtime: 173 mins

Format: 35mm

Opens on Nov 26th

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