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Describing a Sion Sono film is always a challenge, but this time, the creator of the masterpieces LOVE EXPOSURE and SUICIDE CLUB surpasses himself! With LOVE & PEACE, he fuses together tokusatsu films, the musical and fantastic comedy, throwing in talking toys that inhabit a fairlyland in the Tokyo sewers and casting a critical but […]
With SUNRISE, Partho Sen-Gupta reveals himself to be, not unlike Anurag Kashyap (UGLY, GANGS OF WASSEYPUR), one of India’s most promising independent filmmakers. Staying off Bollywood’s beaten path, he instead offers with SUNRISE a poignant and maddening noir-inflected thriller, set in Mumbai’s child-trafficking industry. Deliberately provocative, structurally challenging and exquisitely stylized, in alternating Refn-esque garish […]
THE CASE OF HANA AND ALICE (Chicago premiere) hosted by The Chicago Cinema Society at Chicago Filmmakers.
Following several memorable projects, such as ALL ABOUT LILY CHOU-CHOU, auteur Shunji Iwai surprises us with a more playful tone in a first foray into the world of animated film, which weds rotoscoping and digital animation. While he tackles touchy subjects such as divorce and bullying, THE CASE OF HANA & ALICE remains first and […]
Ethiopia’s first sci-fi feature also happens to be a post-apocalyptic black comedy, an eccentric love story and a brilliant blast of politically charged surrealism. The most jaded cinephile will be lit up by this intelligent and offbeat blast of Afro-futurism. It’s an extraordinary feature debut for writer/producer/director Miguel Llansó, sumptuously photographed with widescreen panoramas the […]
The Chicago Cinema Society is extremely proud and excited to announce the Chicago Premiere of TURBO KID at Chicago Filmmakers for three screenings starting on August 28th (see bottom of post for specifics)! The debut feature from Canadian filmmaking collective RKSS, TURBO KID is a wild throwback to post-apocalyptic action cinema of the 80s filtered […]
The Chicago Cinema Society is extremely proud and excited to announce the Chicago Premiere of Sion Sono’s TOKYO TRIBE at Chicago Filmmakers on August 15th and Columbia College on August 19th! This is one of the craziest films of the year: you DO NOT want to miss this one. To say that TOKYO TRIBE is Sion Sono’s […]
The Chicago Cinema Society, in association with Chicago Filmmakers, is proud to present the Chicago premiere of the utterly unique film festival hit “Der Samurai” at Chicago Filmmakers on Friday, May 15th. Debut feature director Till Kleinert’s film is a surreal mix of dark comedy and eerie creep-out that follows a young policeman named Jakob […]
We are really excited to be able to bring one of our favorite documentaries from the festival circuit here to Chicago. We will be hosting two screenings, one on April 4th and the second on April 8th (see the very bottom of this post for all specifics). (UPDATE: additional screening on 4/19) A real life […]
THE SEARCH FOR WENG WENG (Chicago premiere) with Director Andrew Leavold in attendance hosted by The Chicago Cinema Society at Chicago Filmmakers.
We are so excited to be hosting the Chicago premiere of THE SEARCH FOR WENG WENG on December 12th with our friends at Chicago Filmmakers. We are even more excited that Director Andrew Leavold will be flying in from Australia and will be in attendance to introduce the film with a Q&A after the screening. […]
I AM A KNIFE WITH LEGS (Chicago premiere) hosted by The Chicago Cinema Society at Chicago Filmmakers.
We are incredibly excited to be hosting the Chicago premiere of the hit on the film festival circuit, I AM A KNIFE WITH LEGS. Too unique, too weird, too unconventionally hilarious and simply too amazing to ever be produced with anything other than the microbudget it was made on, I AM A KNIFE WITH LEGS […]