(G.W. Pabst, 1925) · G.W. Pabst’s adaptation of Hugo Bettauer’s novel is a study of post-WWI Vienna, a flourishing city at once faced with rapid economic decline. Marie (Asta Nielsen) and Greta (Greta Garbo) are two women forced to consider prostitution as a means of surviving in the poor city streets, typical of a strassefilme. Murder, corruption, and despair litter this landmark of the New Objectivity movement.
runtime: 125 min format: 16mm
(Justine Nagan, 2009) · Typeface delves into life at a Wisconsin museum and print shop. Reflecting upon the place of printmaking techniques in today’s world, this documentary explores the intersection of modern design and traditional craft. Indeed, the film examines how recent interest in typography and graphic design has brought attention to the dwindling community of artisans, revealing an ambiguous relationship between analog and digital. This screening will feature legendary designer Dennis Ichiyama, who is featured in the film, as well as Bob Zei of The Society of Typographic Arts and Starr Marcello, the film's associate producer and now COO and director of the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the UChicago Booth School of Business.
runtime: 63 min format: Digital
(Manuel José Alvarez and Nicolás Buenaventura Vidal, 1997) · In small El Paraíso, somebody murders the Turk, local shylock and sole proprietor of the town’s pawnshop. The townsfolk unceremoniously bury him just outside the cemetery in an unmarked grave. After reclaiming their pawned belongings, they attempt a return to their daily lives, the crime unsolved since everyone wanted him dead. When spooky occurrences begin to interrupt their lives, a Biblical flood forces the town to confront its growing collective guilt.
runtime: 98 min format: 35mm
(Nicholas Stoller, 2016) · When a group of college women decide they don't want to abide by the tight-laced rules of the existing sororities, they found Kappa Nu to show that Greek life debauchery does not have to be limited to frats. Desperate to reclaim the serenity of their family home, the couple next door (Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne) has to call in help from their old nemesis Teddy (Zac Efron). Scandal, shenanigans, and cringe-worthy moments abound in this new comedy.
runtime: 92 min format: DCP