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SERIES PASS for all 4 programs: $40.00 (See days and times below- pass can be used over multiple days)

ANIMATED SHORTS FRI – TUES: 1:00 pm / WED: 11:30 am / THURS 12:00 pm
Dear Basketball – Glen Keane and Kobe Bryant, USA, 5 minutes
Negative Space – Max Porter and Ru Kuwahata, France, 5 minutes
Lou – Dave Mullins and Dana Murray, USA, 7 minutes
Revolting Rhymes – Jakob Schuh and Jan Lachauer, UK, 29 minutes
Garden Party – Victor Caire and Gabriel Grapperon, France 7 minutes
Lost Property Office (additional film) – Daniel Agdag, Australia, 10 minutes
Coin Operated (additional film) – Nicholas Arioli, USA, 5 minutes
Achoo (additional film) – details TBD
DOCUMENTARY SHORTS A FRI – TUES: 3:00 pm / WED: 1:15 pm / THURS: 2:00 pm
Traffic Stop – Kate Davis and David Heilbroner, USA, 30 minutes
Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405 – Frank Stiefel, USA, 40 minutes
Edith + Eddie – Laura Checkoway and Thomas Lee Wrights, USA, 29 minutes

DOCUMENTARY SHORTS B FRI – TUES: 5:30 pm / WED: — / THURS: 4:30 pm
Heroin(e) – Elaine McMillion Sheldon and Kerrin Sheldon, USA, 39 minutes
Knife Skills – Thomas Lennon, USA, 40 minutes
LIVE ACTION SHORTS FRI – TUES: 7:30 pm / WED: 3:30 pm / THURS: 8:30 pm
DeKalb Elementary – Reed Van Dyk, USA, 20 minutes
The Silent Child – Chris Overton and Rachel Shenton, UK, 20 minutes
My Nephew Emmett – Kevin Wilson, Jr., USA, 20 minutes
The Eleven O’Clock – Derin Seale and Josh Lawson, Australia, 13 minutes
Watu Wote/All of Us – Katja Benrath and Tobias Rosen, Germany, 22 minutes

TROUBLE NO MORE: BOB DYLAN DOCUMENTARY

Coming February 23 at 11pm

Coming February 24 + 25 at 11am

““Lebeau creates a comprehensible context for Bob Dylan’s notorious trilogy of faith-based albums” – -Nora Lee Mandel / Maven’s Nest

“Having long understood the power gospel music has to move and inspire listeners… Dylan served up some of his most impassioned, electrifying performances with these gospelsteeped songs” –LA Times

Like every other episode in the life of Bob Dylan, the “born again” period that supposedly began with the release of Slow Train Coming (1979) and supposedly ended with Shot of Love (1981) has been endlessly scrutinized in the press. Less attention has been paid to the magnificent music he made. This very special film consists of truly electrifying video footage, much of it thought to have been lost for years and all newly restored, shot at shows in Toronto and Buffalo on the last leg of the ’79-’80 tour (with an amazing band: Muscle Shoals veteran Spooner Oldham and Terry Young on keyboards, Little Feat’s Fred Tackett on guitar, Tim Drummond on bass, the legendary Jim Keltner on drums and Clydie King, Gwen Evans, Mona Lisa Young, Regina McCrary and Mary Elizabeth Bridges on vocals) interspersed with sermons written by Luc Sante and beautifully delivered by Michael Shannon. More than just a record of some concerts, Trouble No More is a total experience.

Unrated, 59 mins

THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW with MIDNIGHT INSANITY SHADOWCAST

EVERY Saturday at MIDNIGHT

If you haven’t seen ROCKY with our shadowcast you ain’t seen nothin’ yet. Costumes and audience participation galore! This low-budget freak show/cult classic/cultural institution concerns the misadventures of newlyweds inside a mad scientist’s strange mansion and crazy party that they come across on a rainy night after their car breaks down in the woods.

Rated R, 1 hr, 40 min.

THE REBEL

Coming March 1

The Rebel, is a thrilling first film by Long Beach film maker, Jamaal Grimes, that gives a suspenseful look into the complex nature of good and evil.

This dark, psychological thriller, dives into the mind of a veteran home from the war on terror. Searching for a new meaning in his life beyond war, Bernie Berel develops an unusual interest in a family living across the hall. With a new call to action and his only sources of help being an eccentric best friend, can Bernie overcome his own struggles whilst coming face to face with good and evil?

Unrated, 0 hour, 20 mins

A FANTASTIC WOMAN (UNA MUJER FANTÁSTICA)

Coming March 2

In Spanish with English Subtitles

“Someone who can navigate all that, and remain resilient, assertive, even charismatic? Yes – she’s a fantastic woman.” – NPR

“A tremendous portrait of grief and prejudice.” – The Atlantic

“This indelibly moving film – Chile’s entry in the Oscar race for Best Foreign film – features a performance of surpassing beauty and tenderness from Daniela Vega, an openly transgender actress seizing her moment with stirring authenticity.” – Rolling Stone

Marina and Orlando are in love and planning for the future. Marina is a young waitress and aspiring singer. Orlando is 20 years older than her, and owns a printing company. After celebrating Marina’s birthday one evening, Orlando falls seriously ill. Marina rushes him to the emergency room, but he passes away just after arriving at the hospital. Instead of being able to mourn her lover, suddenly Marina is treated with suspicion. The doctors and Orlando’s family don’t trust her. A woman detective investigates Marina to see if she was involved in his death. Orlando’s ex-wife forbids her from attending the funeral. And to make matters worse, Orlando’s son threatens to throw Marina out of the flat she shared with Orlando. Marina is a trans woman and for most of Orlando’s family, her sexual identity is an aberration, a perversion. So Marina struggles for the right to be herself. She battles the very same forces that she has spent a lifetime fighting just to become the woman she is now – a complex, strong, forthright and fantastic woman.

Rated R, 1 hours, 40 mins

ABOVE AND BEYOND ACOUSTIC: GIVING UP THE DAY JOB

Coming March 2 at 11pm

Coming March 3 + 4 at 11am

“Over the course of their journey with three electronic artist albums, two acoustic albums and 13 mixed compilations, the trio has built one of the most passionate and dedicated fanbases in the global dance music scene.” – EDM.com

 

In 2016, GRAMMY-nominated trio Above & Beyond left the electronic world behind, risking it all to go acoustic.  Their new film Above & Beyond Acoustic – Giving Up The Day Job, follows the group’s unlikely journey from the DJ booth to the Hollywood Bowl.

From the re-imagining of songs in Abbey Road Studios to their presentation in iconic global venues from the Sydney Opera House to New York’s Beacon Theater, San Francisco’s Greek Theater and finally the Hollywood Bowl.  With a traveling party of 17 musicians, and an additional 34 of Los Angeles’ finest classical players, the new film is an intimate behind the scenes look at one of the world’s biggest electronic dance groups as they separate the song from the beats and try something new.

Paul Dugdale with Scheme Engine (Ed Sheeran: Jumpers For Goalposts, The Rolling Stones Olé, Olé, Olé!:  A Trip Across Latin America) directed the live concert at The Hollywood Bowl, and Myles Desenberg of BAFTA-nominated production company Archer’s Mark, directed the behind-the-scenes documentary of the act on tour.

Above & Beyond: Giving Up The Day Job is a beautiful and lush concert film with documentary footage giving fans an inside look at the band.

Unrated, 1 hours, 39 mins

IN THE FADE (AUS DEM NICHTS)

Coming March 10 + 11 at 11am

In German with English Subtitles

“A starkly intimate character study that swerves into vigilante thriller-dom, the German-language drama In the Fade is a flawed filmgoing experience, but still a viscerally affecting one.” – Entertainment Weekly

“Kruger’s powerhouse performance in her first German-language production goes a long way toward compensating for the narrative’s dip into overly crystalline waters …” – Variety

“A thriller made riveting by an emotional performance from Diane Kruger.” – Hollywood Reporter

Out of nowhere, Katja’s life falls apart when her husband Nuri and little son Rocco are killed in a bomb attack. Her friends and family try to give her the support she needs, and Katja somehow manages to make it through the funeral. But the mind numbing search for the perpetrators and reasons behind the senseless killing complicate Katja’s painful mourning, opening wounds and doubts. Danilo, a lawyer and Nuri’s best friend, represents Katja in the eventual trial against the two suspects: a young couple from the neo-Nazi scene. The trial pushes Katja to the edge, but there’s simply no alternative for her: she wants justice.

Rated R, 1 hours, 46 mins

ROGERS PARK: SCREENING + Q & A with DIRECTOR KYLE HENRY

Coming April 8 at 11am

“Rogers Park is poetic and lovely and muscular and unforgiving at the same time, much like the area itself and the city as a whole.” – Chicago Sun Times

“It is a testament to the filmmakers and their superb cast that this story arc doesn’t come across as mere trickery.” – RogerEbert.com

In Rogers Park, Chicago’s most diverse neighborhood, four intertwined lives begin to buckle under midlife pressures. Zeke and his wife Grace navigate parenthood and a financial reversal of fortune. Grace’s brother Chris, a writer battling depression, and his partner Deena face a personal crisis that threatens to tear them apart. Meanwhile, Grace and Chris each struggle to confront a shared family trauma. Rogers Park is a drama that explores the ties that bind and the midlife forces that shatter relationships over the course of one tumultuous year.

Unrated, 1 hours, 27 mins

DREAM SO REAL: A METRIC CONCERT FILM

Coming March 23 at 11:00pm

Dreams So Real, the feature-length 4k concert documentary, captures Canadian rock group Metric’s last live performance of a year-long sold-out world tour.

In 2016 the group traversed the globe on the most significant tour of their career. The show in Vancouver, BC was the culmination of a year’s work on behalf of the band and their dedicated crew. Their performance was recorded by 26 cameras, finished in 4K with audio mixed by multi-Grammy winner David Bottrill.

The film features fan favourites from over five albums including indelible hits Breathing Underwater, Gold Girls Guns and Help I’m Alive. With plenty of arena-worthy moments, Dreams So Real is a stunning recreation of an incredibly special evening.

Unrated, 2 hrs

WHAT WE STARTED

Coming March 30 at 10pm

Coming March 31 + April 1 at 11am

WHAT WE STARTED aims to establish itself as the defining film of the electronic music genre. The film delves into the highly popular world of electronic dance music, providing backdoor access to a widely misunderstood, self-driven and well-insulated industry on its way to global domination. Specifically, the film follows industry pioneers, like Carl Cox, who are juxtaposed by the journey of a young, superstar of today, Martin Garrix. These dichotomous journeys of past and present illuminate all viewpoints and highlight the momentous and unprecedented time that electronic dance music is experiencing presently and leaves open the question of what will happen next for this incredible genre of music.

Unrated, 1 hr 40 mins

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