Special Events


Happening this Fall


9/30/19 @ 7:00 PM

Midsommar (Director's Cut)

(Ari Aster, 2019) ·

format: DCP


10/11/19 @ 7:00 PM

Raiders of the Lost Ark

(Steven Spielberg, 1981) · Free to OI members and UChicago students, and pre-film lecture to precede show! The tweed-suited archaeologist Indy returns to UChicago in celebration of the Oriental Institute centennial! In 1936, Dr. Indiana Jones is set on a mission to best the Nazi regime and find the legendary Ark of the Covenant. Setting off through a catalog of climes in pursuit of the prized object, Harrison Ford stars in peak drollness opposite Karen Allen in this dizzying adventure epic, which retains all the spectacle and humor for which it is well-loved.

runtime: 115m format: 35mm


10/18/19 @ 5:00 PM


(François Ozon, 2016) · Doc begins a two-part François Ozon Highlight with Frantz in anticipation of Ozon's campus visit on Oct. 23! Frantz depicts the story of a young German widow who reconciles with the French soldier that killed her husband. A loose adaptation of 1932 Ernst Lubitsch's film, Broken Lullaby, which is in turn based on the French play, L'homme que j'ai tué, Ozon's understated work has received praise for its introspective reflections about carrying on in the wake of war.

runtime: 113m format: DCP


10/19/19 @ 5:00 PM

Young & Beautiful

(François Ozon, 2013) · Join us for the second feature of our François Ozon Highlights before Ozon visits the Logan Center on Oct. 23 (Wed.) for a Marianne Midwest Talk organized by France Chicago Center/CMST! Marine Vacth stars with haunting poise as 17-year-old Isabelle, a student who loses her virginity during a summer fling and consequently begins a double life as a prostitute. Free of explicit motivations, Young & Beautiful is less a straightforward coming-of-age story than it is a portrait of a girl tentatively trying on adulthood. See HERE for more details.

runtime: 95m format: DCP


10/20/19 @ 1:00 PM

An Elephant Sitting Still

(Hu Bo, 2019) · Q&A with DP Fan Chao to follow film! In this tale of nihilistic rage, desperate lives intertwine in small-town northern China. Over the course of a single, tension-filled day, four protagonists head for Manzhouli and its circus elephant rumored to be sitting still, oblivious to the world's troubles. Fueled by ghostly Steadicams evocative of mentor Béla Tarr and Gus Van Sant's Elephant, injustice and despair burn slowly through this formidable debut by Hu Bo, who killed himself shortly after its completion in 2017. Fan Chao's travel made possible through the generous support of the Beijing Contemporary Art Foundation
Reserve tickets online!

runtime: 230m format: DCP


10/21/19 @ 9:30 PM


(Alfonso Cuarón, 2018) · Cleo is a housekeeper for an upper-class family, and employer and employee form a bond as they suffer together through personal turmoil and sociopolitical upheaval. Winner of the Oscar for Best Director, Cuarón shoots in elegant long takes that give the eye space to wander across his meticulously orchestrated visual tableau--but the density of that pictorial design must be seen on the big screen to be experienced in full. Presented in collaboration with the Latinx Heritage Committee

runtime: 135m format: DCP


11/10/2019 @ 4:00 PM


(Whit Stillman, 1990) · Director Whit Stillman IN PERSON for a Q&A! One of the great American independent films of the 1990s, Metropolitan is a sparkling comedic chronicle of a young man's romantic misadventures while trying to fit in to New York City's debutante society. Stillman's deft, literate dialogue and hilariously highbrow observations earned this first film an Academy Award nomination for best original screenplay. Beneath the wit and sophistication, though, lies a tender tale of adolescent anxiety.

runtime: 98m format: DCP


11/19/2019 @ 9:30 PM

Inglourious Basterds

(Quentin Tarantino, 2009) · Inglourious Basterds is an alt-history war film documenting two separate plots to assassinate the leadership of Nazi Germany. A "genre-blending thrill ride," Basterds features many of Tarantino's signature flourishes, from classic cinematic homages to a rollicking soundtrack to moments of incredible violence. But what really sets Basterds apart is its romantic "and unabashedly cinephilic" vision of the movies as the engine of history, which culminates in a stunning act of Nazi-punching historical revisionism.

runtime: 153m format: 35mm


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