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Lies We Tell

  Lisa Mulcahy

  Ireland      2023    

Synopsis

Ireland, 1864. Newly orphaned heiress Maud becomes the ward of her distant Uncle Silas. She welcomes Silas and his children into her isolated manor but discovers that his intentions are far from benign as his chilling past comes into present focus. Up against escalating danger, Maud is determined to fight for her birthright to the bitter end in this white-knuckle, atmospheric thriller.

 English 
  90 minutes

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Sibyl

  Justine Triet

  France      2019    

Synopsis

Sibyl (Virginie Eifira) is struggling. Unsatisfied with her work as a therapist, she decides to curb her caseload and attempt to write a novel. Suffering from writer’s block, she reluctantly agrees to counsel Margot, a mercurial young film actress embroiled in a messy affair with her co-star. Taking a page straight out of Margot’s tumultuous life, the novel practically starts to write itself.

 French with subtitles 
  100 minutes

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Rosa’s Wedding La boda de Rosa

  Icíar Bollaín

  Spain      2020    

Synopsis

Facing her 45th birthday, Rosa has a startling revelation. She is unhappy. Between long work hours and caring for her elderly father, there’s little time left for herself. Drastic measures are in order. The plan? To get married, wedding and all, to herself. Equal parts human, hilarious, and inspirational, Rosa’s Wedding is an affecting story of independence and self-determination.

 Spanish, Valencian with subtitles 
  97 minutes

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Wed, Aug 14 @ 6:30pm CDT

at Chicago Cultural Center

Tickets available Monday, August 5.

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Next Sohee Daeum Sohee

  July Jung

  South Korea      2022    

Synopsis

Sohee, an overachieving high schooler, is optimistic about her future. After accepting an internship at a call center, she’s thrown into a chaotic world of grueling hours, crippling expectations, and low pay. Under mounting pressure, she takes her own life. Police detective Yoo-Jin begins an all-consuming investigation into Sohee’s tragic death. This ripped-from-the-headlines social procedural is a gripping condemnation of modern working culture.

 Korean with subtitles 
  134 minutes

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In-person Screening

Wed, Jul 24 @ 6:30pm CDT

at Chicago Cultural Center

Tickets available Monday, July 15.

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Chiara

  Susanna Nicchiarelli

  Italy      2022    

Synopsis

Assisi, 1211. 18-year-old Chiara is convinced by her friend Francesco to take a vow of poverty. Cutting ties with her wealthy family, she embarks on a journey of devotion, passion, and rebellion. Based on the real life of Santa Chiara of Assisi, this impassioned musical tracks one woman’s lifelong, revolutionary fight for equality.

 Italian with subtitles 
  106 minutes

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