Upcoming Shows


Venues and Admissions

Please see listings for screening location information and admission prices.

 

 

Upcoming Screenings

 

  • Kris Swanberg's EMPIRE BUILDER & BABY MARY

    Programmed For The Play "Samsara"    
    Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 7:30pm
    Location: 
    Victory Gardens Biograph Theater - 2433 North Lincoln Avenue

    Kris Swanberg's EMPIRE BUILDER (2012, 72 min.) opens a new collaboration between Chicago Filmmakers and Victory Gardens Theater, showing films that illuminate the themes explored in the current play. Jenny's life has changed significantly since she had a baby.  Her days of food activism and urban anthropology have been replaced by diapers and playtime in the park.  When she inherits a cabin in Montana, she leaves the comfort of her Chicago high-rise and travels with her baby to a remote part of the country. While she waits for her husband to join her, she fashions a temporary life of independence for herself, one which takes an unsettling turn when she begins a dangerous relationship with the man her husband hired to fix the property. Also screening is Swanberg's BABY MARY (2013, 8 min.). (2012-2013, 80 min., video)
     

  • OPEN SCREENING  

    Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 8:00pm
    Location: 
    Chicago Filmmakers

    This is your time to shine! Bring your work - insane comedies, touching dramas, high-energy music videos, odd animation, hot topic documentaries, neighborhood portraits, and any mind-expanding experimental visions. Maximum length per person is 20 minutes, and we will screen at least one work from everyone who brings something up to that time length. Accepted formats: DVD only. Nothing X-rated—sorry! Enjoy with friends and community! FREE Admission
     

  • JESSE MCLEAN & MIKE GIBISSER

    Filmmakers In Person!
    Friday, March 13, 2015 - 8:00pm
    Location: 
    Chicago Filmmakers

    An Iowa City homecoming! Jesse McLean & Mike Gibisser are both former Chicagoans who have recently left us for teaching positions at the University of Iowa, but they've been coaxed back to put together a fun evening of films and videos. Jesse McLean's work is humorous and complex, full of pop cultural allusions and surprising emotions. Mike Gibisser's work is full of lovingly-framed and painterly-lit film images that blur the line between experimental, documentary, and essay. It'll be a night of new and old work, and a few surprises.

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  • HIGH ART

    Dyke Delicious Series!
    Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 7:00pm
    Location: 
    Chicago Filmmakers

    Lisa Cholodenko wrote and directed this lesbian-themed drama, winner of the 1998 Sundance Film Festival's Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award. Ambitious photography magazine associate editor Syd (Radha Mitchell) has a ho-hum relationship with James (Gabriel Mann). Investigating a ceiling leak, she enters the apartment of her neighbor, retired photographer Lucy Berliner (Ally Sheedy), who lives with former Fassbinder actress Greta (Patricia Clarkson), a heroin addict. The friendship between the worldly Lucy and the naive, insecure Syd ripens into an affair, one destined to change the lives of both women. -Bhob Stewart (1998, 101 min., video)

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  • JESSE MCLEAN & MIKE GIBISSER

    Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 6:30pm
    Location: 
    Columbia College Chicago, Hokin Hall - 623 South Wabash Avenue

    An Iowa City homecoming! Jesse McLean & Mike Gibisser are both former Chicagoans who have recently left us for teaching positions at the University of Iowa, but they've been coaxed back to put together a fun evening of films and videos. Jesse McLean's work is humorous and complex, full of pop cultural allusions and surprising emotions. Mike Gibisser's work is full of lovingly-framed and painterly-lit film images that blur the line between experimental, documentary, and essay. It'll be a night of new and old work, and a few surprises.

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  • HIGH ART

    Dyke Delicious Series!
    Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 4:00pm
    Location: 
    Doc Films at The University of Chicago - 1212 East 59th Street

    Lisa Cholodenko wrote and directed this lesbian-themed drama, winner of the 1998 Sundance Film Festival's Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award. Ambitious photography magazine associate editor Syd (Radha Mitchell) has a ho-hum relationship with James (Gabriel Mann). Investigating a ceiling leak, she enters the apartment of her neighbor, retired photographer Lucy Berliner (Ally Sheedy), who lives with former Fassbinder actress Greta (Patricia Clarkson), a heroin addict. The friendship between the worldly Lucy and the naive, insecure Syd ripens into an affair, one destined to change the lives of both women. -Bhob Stewart (1998, 101 min., video)

  • JUGGERNAUT FILM FESTIVAL

    Sci-Fi Film Festival!
    Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 8:00pm
    Location: 
    Chicago Filmmakers

    Otherworld Theatre Company teams up with Chicago Filmmakers to co-present the 2nd Annual Juggernaut Film Festival, an international showcase of Science Fiction and Fantasy short films. These films push the boundaries of the genre and translate onto the screen dreams beyond your wildest imagination. The festival's name is taken from a short story written by Ray Bradbury, titled "Juggernaut". “You ever see those juggernaut films? The big icons? They roll through the streets, all different colors, and the wheels, 5 feet round, like circular rainbows, with legs and feet and big mascara eyes.” The Juggernaut Film Festival is a fundraiser to help support Otherworld Theatre Company's future productions. Otherworld Theatre is a theatre dedicated to the performance of science fiction and fantasy plays.

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  • JUGGERNAUT FILM FESTIVAL

    Sci-Fi Film Festival!
    Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 6:30pm
    Location: 
    Columbia College Chicago, Hokin Hall - 623 South Wabash Avenue

    Otherworld Theatre Company teams up with Chicago Filmmakers to co-present the 2nd Annual Juggernaut Film Festival, an international showcase of Science Fiction and Fantasy short films. These films push the boundaries of the genre and translate onto the screen dreams beyond your wildest imagination. The festival's name is taken from a short story written by Ray Bradbury, titled "Juggernaut". “You ever see those juggernaut films? The big icons? They roll through the streets, all different colors, and the wheels, 5 feet round, like circular rainbows, with legs and feet and big mascara eyes.” The Juggernaut Film Festival is a fundraiser to help support Otherworld Theatre Company's future productions. Otherworld Theatre is a theatre dedicated to the performance of science fiction and fantasy plays.

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  • Derek Jarman's JUBILEE

    Introduced By Queer Cinema Scholar Rebecca Lavoie
    Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 8:00pm
    Location: 
    Chicago Filmmakers

    When Queen Elisabeth I summons occultist John Dee to show her the future, Ariel, a spandex wearing angel with a shining crotch, takes them on a time-travelling journey, 400 years later, where the British Empire, along with any political system, has seemingly failed. Wandering in a decaying London, they meet three angry and bored punk girls and their friends only to witness a world of alternative queer desires, public sex, disillusion and occasional murder. Jubilee has been said to be the most important British film of the late ’70s - it is the first and, to many, the best punk movie ever. (1978, 106 min., video)

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  • Derek Jarman's JUBILEE

    Introduced By Queer Cinema Scholar Rebecca Lavoie
    Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 6:30pm
    Location: 
    Columbia College Chicago, Hokin Hall - 623 South Wabash Avenue

    When Queen Elisabeth I summons occultist John Dee to show her the future, Ariel, a spandex wearing angel with a shining crotch, takes them on a time-travelling journey, 400 years later, where the British Empire, along with any political system, has seemingly failed. Wandering in a decaying London, they meet three angry and bored punk girls and their friends only to witness a world of alternative queer desires, public sex, disillusion and occasional murder. Jubilee has been said to be the most important British film of the late ’70s - it is the first and, to many, the best punk movie ever. (1978, 106 min., video)

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Upcoming Shows

Sat, 03/07/2015 - 8:00pm
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Fri, 03/13/2015 - 8:00pm
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Sat, 03/14/2015 - 7:00pm
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Wed, 03/18/2015 - 6:30pm
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Sat, 03/21/2015 - 4:00pm
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Sat, 03/21/2015 - 8:00pm
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Wed, 03/25/2015 - 6:30pm
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Sat, 03/28/2015 - 8:00pm
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Wed, 04/01/2015 - 6:30pm
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