Festival Archives: Summer Screenings

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Memories of My Father El olvido que seremos

  Fernando Trueba

  Colombia      2020    

Synopsis

Beloved by his boisterous family and the Medellín communities he cared for, Doctor Héctor Abad Gomez was a prominent physician, tireless public health activist, and cherished father. This adaptation of the tender memoir by son and celebrated author Héctor Abad Faciolince moves between sun-dappled carefree days in the 70s and a starker, foreboding late 80s defined by violent forces and ideological extremes to chronicle the life and times of Dr. Abad, a courageous and resolute man of principle.

 Spanish with subtitles 
  136 minutes

Screenings & Events

In-Person Screening

Wed, Jul 20 @ 6:30pm CDT

at Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E Washington St, Chicago

Free tickets available to claim starting July 4 or available at the door (subject to availability). Walk-up tickets will be available at the door starting 15 minutes before the start of the screening if open seating remains. 

Post-Screening Discussion

Post-screening discussion led by Professor Juan Martinez, Northwestern University

Post-screening discussion presented by: Logo: Citi 161x100

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Poupelle of Chimney Town Entotsu machi no Puperu

  Hirota Yûsuke

  Japan      2020    

Synopsis

Poupelle of Chimney Town is the breathtaking story of young Lubicchi and a man made of garbage, Poupelle. Living among the thick smoke from the chimneys of his isolated town, Lubicchi yearns to see the “stars” — to know the truth — his father always told him about. Adapted from the bestselling picture book, Poupelle of Chimney Town is filled with inspiring performances and splendid music and sound effects and produced at Tokyo’s famed STUDIO4ºC.

 Japanese with subtitles 
  100 minutes

Screenings & Events

In-Person Screening

Wed, Aug 17 @ 6:30pm CDT

at Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E Washington St, Chicago

Free tickets available to claim starting August 1 or available at the door (subject to availability). Walk-up tickets will be available at the door starting 15 minutes before the start of the screening if open seating remains. 

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Let It Be Morning Vayehi Boker

  Eran Kolirin

  Israel      2021    

Synopsis

When Sami returns with his wife and son to his Arabic village for his brother’s wedding, he plans a quick return to Jerusalem, where his business and mistress await. Just as he is leaving, the village is unexpectedly put under lockdown by Israeli soldiers, and Sami finds himself caught in an uneasy web of personal and political intrigues. This adaptation of Sayed Kashua’s 2006 novel mixes wry comedy with a touch of the absurd to create a perceptive, winsome satire.

 Arabic, Hebrew with subtitles 
  101 minutes

Screenings & Events

In-Person Screening

Wed, Aug 24 @ 6:30pm CDT

at Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E Washington St, Chicago

Free tickets available to claim starting August 8 or available at the door (subject to availability). Walk-up tickets will be available at the door starting 15 minutes before the start of the screening if open seating remains. 

Post-screening discussion presented by: Logo: Citi 161x100

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I Don’t Wanna Dance

  Flynn von Kleist

  The Netherlands      2021    

Synopsis

Teenager Joey and his little brother are delighted to be placed back with their mother Daphne after two years apart. All seems to be going well. Daphne has a job and Joey finds his niche with a dance group. But when Daphne sinks back into old, destructive patterns, Joey does whatever it takes to keep social services away. How long can he keep it up and at what cost? Scriptwriter Jaroen Scholten van Aschat collaborates with lead actor Yfendo van Praag to create a personal, earnest portrait of a boy fighting to reach adulthood.

 Dutch with subtitles 
  89 minutes

Screenings & Events

In-Person Screening

Wed, Aug 31 @ 6:30pm CDT

at Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E Washington St, Chicago

Free tickets available to claim starting August 15 or available at the door (subject to availability). Walk-up tickets will be available at the door starting 15 minutes before the start of the screening if open seating remains. 

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Chen Uen

  Wan-Jo Wang

  Taiwan      2020    

Synopsis

One of the most celebrated and influential comic book artists in all of Asia, Chen Uen drew influence from Chinese ink and western-style painting, wuxia films, and the world around him. He crafted a signature style, one that he adapted across art forms including video games and puppet shows. A series of emotional interviews are combined with a stunning visual showcase of his work to present an intimate portrait of a monumental talent, his evolution across different media, and his enduring legacy.

 Cantonese, Mandarin, Taiwanese with subtitles 
  130 minutes

Screenings & Events

In-Person Screening

Wed, Sep 7 @ 6:30pm CDT

at Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E Washington St, Chicago

Free tickets available to claim starting August 22 or available at the door (subject to availability).

In-person post-screening discussion with Professor Wenhwa Ts’ao, Columbia College Chicago.

Post-screening discussion presented by: Logo: Citi 161x100

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