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Uncut Italian 35mm print of SUSPIRIA discovered by The Chicago Cinema Society.

  The Chicago Cinema Society is excited to announce that we have discovered an uncut Italian 35mm print of Suspiria. The print was rescued from an Italian cinema that had closed down and the print had gone untouched in their storage area since 1977/78. After a brief inspection to assess the overall condition of the […]

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Nigerien PURPLE RAIN remake “Akounak Tedalat Taha Tazoughai” hosted by The Chicago Cinema Society.

Starring real life guitarist, Mdou Moctar, Akounak Tedalat Taha Tazoughai is the first-ever Tuareg language feature, and a remake of Prince’s Purple Rain. Akounak tells the universal story of a musician trying to make it against all odds, set against the backdrop of the raucous subculture of Tuareg guitar. Mdou must battle fierce competition from […]

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DER NACHTMAHR (Chicago Premiere) hosted by The Chicago Cinema Society.

Jarring, disturbing, and thoroughly disorienting, Der Nachtmahr is a psy­cho­phan­tas­magoric coming-of-age story about a teenage girl thrust into an unnaturally symbiotic relationship. Secret raves, drugs, and late nights are par for the course for sixteen-year-old Tina (Carolyn Genzkow) and her friends on the decadent Berlin party scene. When Tina passes out at a party one […]

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THEY LOOK LIKE PEOPLE and THE INTERIOR double feature hosted by The Chicago Cinema Society

We are incredibly proud to be hosting a double feature for two of our most favorite independent genre films of 2015: THEY LOOK LIKE PEOPLE THE INTERIOR Perry Blackshear and Trevor Juras, respectively, have tremendous directorial talent and are sure to go on to have magnificent careers in cinema! Be sure not to miss each […]

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LOVE & PEACE (Chicago Premiere) hosted by The Chicago Cinema Society at Chicago Filmmakers.

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 […]

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SUNRISE (Chicago premiere) hosted by The Chicago Cinema Society at Chicago Filmmakers.

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 […]

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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 […]

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CRUMBS (Chicago premiere) hosted by The Chicago Cinema Society at Chicago Filmmakers.

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 […]

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TURBO KID (Chicago premiere) hosted by The Chicago Cinema Society at Chicago Filmmakers.

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 […]

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TOKYO TRIBE (Chicago premiere) hosted by The Chicago Cinema Society at Chicago Filmmakers.

  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 […]

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