Nov. 6: The Miseducation of Simon Kraus by director Michael J. Diaz tells the story of a young, college-educated artist trying to get his career started in a depressed economy.
July 11: Born in Chicago, directed by John Anderson, is an upbeat, inspirational documentary about a gang of white kids who sought to learn the blues from the masters themselves.
April 17 & 20: Celebrating its 10th anniversary, engaging and melodic films about rural people and places have inspired this New York-based film festival since 2002. Ideal for city slickers and country folk alike!
Feb. 2: Chicago filmmakers Amir George and Nelson Carvajal present an opening night reception for their video art show at I Am Logan Square.
Sep. 17: Luther Price will be in attendance at this special screening of mostly new films, including several Chicago and World Premieres.
Feb. 18: Michael Madsen’s Into Eternity is a poetic meditation on time as it chronicles the building of a radioactive waste dumping ground.
Feb. 3: Conversations at the Edge will be showing classic late ’70s films by NYC No Wave pioneer Vivienne Dick.
Nov. 12: Kartemquin Films and the Chicago Council on Arab Affairs present clips from Usama Alshaibi’s American Arab, plus a panel discussion.
Aug. 27: Open up and step inside this ’80s time capsule of short films by Larry Hankin, Greg Mottola, Gus Van Sant, Tom Schiller and more.
July 9: Raymond Salvatore Harmon presents a live psychedelic ritual video and music performance with psychological mutations as brainwave entrainment.