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2009 — 45th Chicago International Film Festival

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Mabry, Tina

Mississippi Damned Mississippi Damned

They weren't the first to dream of escaping their small Mississippi town, but-raised among their family's vicious cycle of abuse, addiction, and lies—three young black children learn the hard way that their dreams will never be enough. Based on a true story, Mississippi Damned is the brutally honest tale of what happens when a family's haven is also its prison.

120 minutes

Madsen, Elaine

I Know a Woman Like That I Know a Woman Like That

The world is full of women who sidestepped retirement to pursue their passion. In this inspiring doc, Emmy® winner Elaine Madsen (alongside her actress daughter Virginia Madsen, who produced) sits down with more than a dozen of them—including Rita Moreno, Eartha Kitt, and Evanston mayor Lorraine Morton—to reflect on their extraordinary accomplishments.

NOTE: There will be an addition screening of I Know a Woman Like That on Oct 13th at 5:00pm at Film Row Cinema at Columbia College in conjunction with our Reel Women panel.

103 minutes

Markell, Jodie

The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond

How often do you hear about "the new Tennessee Williams film"? That's just what you get in this long-unproduced Southern Gothic tale Williams penned for director Elia Kazan in the '50s. Bryce Dallas Howard stars alongside Ellen Burstyn and Ann-Margret as a free-spirited young heiress who falls for a handsome but humble guy in this 1920s-set story of jealousy, status, and good old-fashioned backstabbery.

102 minutes

Marsh, James

Red Riding 1980 Red Riding 1980

Six years after the events of the first Red Riding film, West Yorkshire is still plagued by violence, this time in the form of a serial killer who preys on young women. When detective Peter Hunter (Paddy Considine, In America) is dispatched by his superiors to investigate local police for their failure to apprehend the killer, he uncovers a situation far more sinister than mere incompetence. From the Oscar®-winning director of Man on Wire.

93 minutes

Mátyássy, Áron

Lost Times Lost Times

A car mechanic who moonlights as a smuggler, Iván Priskin finds himself wanting to chase his dreams but remaining rooted by his sense of obligation. Iván’s autistic sister Eszter depends on him for survival, motivating him to strive for more while at the same time confining him to a countryside largely devoid of both hope and opportunity. When a tragedy befalls Eszter, Iván must renegotiate the relationship between his own self-interest and his love for his sister.

Hungarian with subtitles, 90 minutes

Now showing rows 1 - 5 of 11