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Babe: Pig in the City

Plot takes a backseat in George Miller’s disorderly and psychedelic sequel, which has more in common with films like WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY and THE WIZARD OF OZthan it does with its hea... READ MORE

Directed by: George Miller

Runtime: 97 mins

Format: 35mm

Opens on Mar 13th

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Beautiful Brooke

Brooke Miller finds herself miserable and alone after her boyfriend discovers she cheated on him. With the encouragement and guidance of Helen, her long-time best friend, Brooke sets out on a journey... READ MORE

Directed by: MICHAEL P. NOENS

Runtime: 92 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on Mar 9th

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Beggars of Life

After killing her treacherous step-father, a girl (Louise Brooks) tries to escape the country with a young vagabond (Richard Arlen). She dresses as a boy, they hop freight trains, quarrel with a group... READ MORE

Directed by: William A. Wellman

Runtime: 100 mins

Opens on Mar 11th

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Beyond The Wall

Through personal stories of six former prisoners documented over four years, BEYOND THE WALL bears witness to the challenges of life on the outside, an intimate portrait of their struggle, reentry, re... READ MORE

Directed by: Jenny Phillips

Runtime: 75 mins

Format: Digital

Opens on Mar 10th

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Blade Runner: The Final Cut

Opens March 24th, 2017***35th Anniversary!***Visually spectacular, intensely action-packed and powerfully prophetic since its debut, the Music Box presents BLADE RUNNER, in Ridley Scott’s definitive F... READ MORE

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Runtime: 117 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on Mar 24th

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A Bold Peace

Featuring Q&A with director Matthew EddyCosta Rica's civil war in 1948 culminated with a decision to abolish the military. Over the last 68 years they intentionally cultivated security through tre... READ MORE

Directed by: Matthew Eddy

Runtime: 90 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on Mar 12th

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Bonnie and Clyde

"They’re young. They’re in love. They kill people.”  Reimagining this infamous depression-era criminal duo with notes of sympathy and a touch of New Wave glamour, Arthur Penn’s 1968 film was cont... READ MORE

Directed by: Arthur Penn

Runtime: 111 mins

Format: 35mm

Opens on Mar 18th

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Coming to America

Did Eddie Murphy get any more Eddie Murphyish than this? At the height of his star power, he played pampered African Prince Akeem, seeking a new wife in New York City, plussoul singer Randy Watson (of... READ MORE

Directed by: John Landis

Runtime: 116 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on Mar 21st

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Deconstructing the Beatles: The White Album

In DECONSTRUCTING THE BEATLES: THE WHITE ALBUM, composer/producer Scott Freiman takes Beatles fans young and old into the studio with The Beatles as they create their bestselling album, The Beatles (c... READ MORE

Directed by: Scott Freiman

Runtime: 91 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on Mar 16th

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George Saunders: Lincoln In The Bardo

Reading & Book SigningPresented by Chicago Humanities FestivalOne of the masters of short fiction, MacArthur Fellow George Saunders comes to CHF to discuss his long-awaited first novel,... READ MORE

Runtime: 90 mins

Opens on Mar 2nd

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I, Claude Monet

From award-winning director Phil Grabsky comes this fresh new look at arguably the world’s favourite artist – through his own words.Using letters and other private writings I, CLAUDE MONET reveals new... READ MORE

Directed by: Phil Grabsky

Runtime: 87 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on Mar 18th

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Lonesome

Part of REEL FILM DAY! Ticket includes admission to PUNCH-DRUNK LOVE at 5:30pm.Description provided by the George Eastman House:  It's the classic story of boy-meets-girl, both lonely but no... READ MORE

Directed by: Pál Fejös

Runtime: 69 mins

Format: 35mm

Opens on Mar 5th

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Lust & Wonder: A Memoir with Augusten Burroughs

Reading & Book-SigningPresented by The Book Cellar Tickets are $28 and include a copy of LUST & WONDERFifteen years ago, an unknown writer named Augusten Burroughs completely redefined th... READ MORE

Runtime: 90 mins

Opens on Mar 28th

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Mango Dreams

Hindi Dr. Amit Singh (Ram Gopal Bajaj) survived the British partition of India; yet, cannot shake the trappings of dementia. Salim (Pankaj Tripathi), is a Muslim auto rickshaw driver whose wife was ra... READ MORE

Directed by: John Upchurch

Runtime: 93 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on Mar 11th

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The Martian

Showing at the
Music Box Theater.

Runtime: 144 mins

Opens on May 9th

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Mr. Gaga

Opens March 31st, 2017In English and Hebrew with English subtitlesOhad Naharin, artistic director of the Batsheva Dance Company, is regarded as one of the most important choreographers in the world. M... READ MORE

Directed by: Tomer Heymann

Runtime: 100 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on Mar 31st

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My Life as a Zucchini

Opens March 10th, 2017Academy Award & Golden Globe nominee - Best Animated FeatureSelect screenings will be presented in the original French language with English subtitlesAfter his mother’s sudde... READ MORE

Directed by: Claude Barras

Runtime: 70 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on Mar 10th

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National Theatre Live: Amadeus

Music. Power. Jealousy.Lucian Msamati (Luther, Game of Thrones, NT Live: The Comedy of Errors) plays Salieri in Peter Shaffer’s iconic play, broadcast live from the National Theatre, and with live orc... READ MORE

Directed by: Michael Longhurst

Runtime: 180 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on Mar 15th

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Near Dark

**30th Anniversary**The vampires in NEAR DARK certainly aren’t your fancy aristocratic elite living in a distant castle. Oh no. Instead they’re a gun-toting gang that roams the American Southwest. Thi... READ MORE

Directed by: Kathryn Bigelow

Runtime: 94 mins

Format: 35mm

Opens on Mar 24th

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Opening Night Presentation: Weeds with Director in Attendance

San Quentin lifer Lee Umstetter (Nick Nolte) is inspired by a traveling theater group to write and direct his own play with his fellow prisoners. Lee is discovered by a  sympathetic newspaper cri... READ MORE

Directed by: John Hancock

Runtime: 115 mins

Format: Digital

Opens on Mar 10th

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Paying the Price for Peace

Featuring a Q&A with Associate Producers Frank Dorrel & John C. "Jack" RyanVietnam veteran S. Brian Willson pays the price for peace by calling attention to the US government's defiance of int... READ MORE

Directed by: Bo Boudart

Runtime: 98 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on Mar 12th

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Peace Film Festival Awards Ceremony

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLICThe Peace On Earth Film Festival, a competitive festival, brings together filmmakers of all backgrounds and levels of experience in a message of peace.Plaques and monetary a... READ MORE

Runtime: 20 mins

Opens on Mar 12th

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Peace Film Festival Filmmakers' Panel Discussion

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLICThe 2017 Peace On Earth Film Festival Filmmakers’ Discussion Panelists:  Price Arana, Gwendolen Cates, Micki Dickoff, Frank Dorrel, Matthew Eddy, Pascal Gelinas, Jenny... READ MORE

Runtime: 60 mins

Opens on Mar 11th

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Peace Film Festival Peacemakers' Panel Discussion

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLICThe 2017 Peace On Earth Film Festival Peacemakers’ Panel Discussion will be announced shortly.

Runtime: 60 mins

Opens on Mar 12th

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Peace Film Festival Shorts Program #1

Q&A with Director Pascal Gelinas following the conclusion of the last film.Films IncludedThe Fence  (Short Documentary, India, 9 min) - Directed by Warren Periera"Short film that examines the... READ MORE

Runtime: 78 mins

Format: Digital

Opens on Mar 11th

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Peace Film Festival Shorts Program #2

Films IncludedWitness Bahrain  (Feature Documentary, USA/Bahrain, 58 min) - Directed by Jen Marlow"This is documentary cut from guerilla style footage, capturing an intimate portrayal of Bah... READ MORE

Runtime: 147 mins

Format: Digital

Opens on Mar 11th

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Peace Film Festival Shorts Program #3

Films IncludedCRACKS  (Short Narrative, Belgium, 9 min) - Directed by Koen Van Sande"When a bourgeois couple needs to park their expensive car in an Arab neighborhood of Brussels, an inevitable m... READ MORE

Runtime: 87 mins

Format: Digital

Opens on Mar 11th

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Peace Film Festival Shorts Program #4

 Films IncludedDriver's Ed. (Short Narrative, USA, 14 min) - Directed by Chase Norman"A shy, overweight young woman leaves the safety of her home for an unwelcoming high school classroom."... READ MORE

Runtime: 66 mins

Opens on Mar 11th

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Peace Film Festival Shorts Program #5

Films IncludedJarvis Rockwell (Short Documentary, USA, 40 min) - Directed by Rachel Victor"Jarvis Rockwell, Norman's oldest son, embarks on a journey of self and art and finds a way to love his o... READ MORE

Runtime: 92 mins

Opens on Mar 12th

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Peace Film Festival Shorts Program #6

Films IncludedSounds of Resistence (Feature Documentary, Spain, 61 min) - Directed by Xuban Intxausti"A masterful work of cellist Maite Arrotajauregi 'Mursego' and her travels to Sarajevo and Gor... READ MORE

Runtime: 136 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on Mar 12th

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Peace Film Festival Student Filmmaker Showcase

Films IncludedDividing Line of Chicago  (Short Documentary, USA, 9 min) -  Directed by Students of Free Spirit Media - North Lawndale College Prep"Chicago youth see their city as diverse; bu... READ MORE

Runtime: 88 mins

Format: Digital

Opens on Mar 11th

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PoPS 10 Premiere - The Conclusion of The Platoon of Power Squadron

PURCHASE ADVANCE TICKETS HEREIn a world where supernatural abilities are limited to comic books and the silver screen, four blue collar twenty-somethings are the only people with actual superpowers. A... READ MORE

Runtime: 100 mins

Opens on Mar 4th

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Punch-Drunk Love

Part of REEL FILM DAY! Ticket includes admission to LONESOME at 3:30pm.Chaos lurks in every corner of this giddily off-kilter foray into romantic comedy by Paul Thomas Anderson. Struggling to cope wit... READ MORE

Directed by: Paul Thomas Anderson

Runtime: 95 mins

Format: 35mm

Opens on Mar 5th

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Rammstein: Paris

***ONE NIGHT ONLY***Rammstein has long been in an über-league of its own when it comes to taking the live presentation of rock music to new heights, both in terms of conception and execution. Ca... READ MORE

Directed by: Jonas Åkerlund

Runtime: 98 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on Mar 23rd

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Raw

Opens March 17th, 2017Everyone in Justine’s family is a vet. And a vegetarian. At 16, she’s a brilliant and promising student. When she starts at veterinary school, she enters a decadent, merciless an... READ MORE

Directed by: Julia Ducournau

Runtime: 99 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on Mar 17th

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Razorback

The Australian Outback is already a region not exactly known for its hospitatly, but life there is looking all the more perilous for hunter Jake Cullen as he races to take out a wild boar - the size o... READ MORE

Directed by: Russell Mulcahy

Runtime: 95 mins

Format: 35mm

Opens on Mar 10th

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Revolution: New Art For A New World

REVOLUTION: NEW ART FOR A NEW WORLD is a bold and exciting feature documentary that encapsulates a momentous period in the history of Russia and the Russian Avant-Garde.Drawing on the collections of m... READ MORE

Directed by: Margy Kinmonth

Runtime: 85 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on Mar 8th

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Rocky IV

Rocky Balboa is back, and this time he's fighting for all of America! Rocky is brought out of retirement to go up against Ivan Drago, an almost superhuman boxer from the Soviet Union. Drago may b... READ MORE

Directed by: Sylvester Stallone

Runtime: 91 mins

Format: 35mm

Opens on Mar 3rd

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Royal Shakespeare Company: The Tempest

Simon Russell Beale returns to the RSC after 20 years to play Prospero in this groundbreaking production directed by Artistic Director Gregory Doran.On a distant island a man waits. Robbed of his posi... READ MORE

Directed by: Gregory Duran

Runtime: 143 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on Mar 27th

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Sharknado

When a freak hurricane swamps Los Angeles, nature's deadliest killer rules sea, land, and air as thousands of sharks terrorize the waterlogged populace.This screening features a discussion with SHARKN... READ MORE

Directed by: Anthony C. Ferrante

Runtime: 86 mins

Format: DCP

Opens on Mar 14th

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Sleeper

It’s time to put one of Woody Allen’s “early, funny ones” to the test. SLEEPER presents a zany 1973 vision of the future, with Allen playing a health-food store owner who’s cryogenically frozen and wa... READ MORE

Directed by: Woody Allen

Runtime: 89 mins

Format: 35mm

Opens on Apr 19th

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Superbad

***10th Anniversary***Operating under the assumption that by procuring alcohol for an upcoming party, they will finally be able to break their longstanding losing streak with the fairer sex, socially... READ MORE

Directed by: Greg Mottola

Runtime: 113 mins

Format: 35mm

Opens on Mar 31st

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Sword Art Online the Movie: Ordinal Scale

Experience an all new adventure with Kirito, Asuna, and their party members as they explore the world of “Ordinal Scale,” a new hit game utilizing augmented reality technology. Players are about to fi... READ MORE

Directed by: Tomoiko Ito

Runtime: 120 mins

Format: Digital

Opens on Mar 9th

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Thoroughly Modern Millie

This lively and entertaining spoof of the 1920's and America's Jazz Age is a first-rate musical! The talents of Julie Andrews, Mary Tyler Moore, and Carol Channing are perfectly spotlighted in this ch... READ MORE

Directed by: George Roy Hill

Runtime: 138 mins

Format: 35mm

Opens on Apr 1st

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Veronika Voss

In German with English subtitles Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s most unambiguously beautiful film was also the last one he lived to see released. Months after VERONIKA VOSS premiered at the Berlin In... READ MORE

Directed by: Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Runtime: 104 mins

Format: 35mm

Opens on Apr 3rd

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Vincente Minnelli's The Pirate

Wednesday, April 5th at 7pm | Tickets To Be Announced  In celebration of its 10th anniversary, Cine-File Chicago, the online Guide to Independent and Underground Cinema, presents Vincente Mi... READ MORE

Directed by: Vincente Minnelli

Runtime: 102 mins

Format: 35mm

Opens on Apr 5th

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Wait Until Dark

Audrey Hepburn stars as Susy Hendrix, a blind woman terrorized by a duo of thugs and psychopathic mastermind Roat (Alan Arkin) as they search for a doll stuffed with heroin believed to be in her apart... READ MORE

Directed by: Terence Young

Runtime: 108 mins

Format: 35mm

Opens on Mar 25th

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Winged Migration

The landmark documentary that presents an epic portrait of winter bird migration. Filmed on all seven continents over four years, the footage is brought together into one journey that's uniformly ardu... READ MORE

Directed by: Jacques Perrin, Jacques Cluzaud

Runtime: 89 mins

Format: 35mm

Opens on Apr 4th

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Wings

Showing at the
Music Box Theater.

Runtime: 144 mins

Opens on Apr 9th

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