Festival Venue: Gene Siskel Film Center

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Festival Venue: Gene Siskel Film Center

The Gene Siskel Film Center is Chicago’s premier art house cinema in the heart of the theater district, bringing film lovers together for an unparalleled movie-going experience.

Gene Siskel Film Center

164 N State St, Chicago, IL 60601
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Exterior of a grey concrete building with sign for the Siskel Film Center
Audience members in an indoor movie theatre

Public Transit & Parking

The Lake Red Line station is located right outside the Film Center’s main entrance and is a physically accessible station with an elevator. The State & Lake Brown, Orange, Purple, Green, and Pink Line Station is within 400 feet of the venue. The #2, #10, #29, #146, and #148 buses all stop within 300 feet of the venue.


All 2nd floor restrooms are accessible, and there is an additional accessible, single-use restroom located on the 3rd floor.

Both theaters are equipped with hearing loops, you can switch your hearing device to T-Coil program to use, or request a headset and transmitter from the box office.

Select Screenings at the Gene Siskel Film Center

Fri Oct 13 5:45pm

City & StateComedyWomen in Cinema

All Happy Families

Haroula Rose  |  United States

Sun Oct 15 1:45pm
A woman emraces a girl, kissing the side of her head, and holds a small black dog in her other arm.


Bad Living Mal Viver

João Canijo  |  Portugal, France

Sun Oct 15 4:30pm
A dark haired woman leans over the shoulder of another woman, her shoulder strap sliding down, as they look out a window.


Living Bad Viver Mal

João Canijo  |  Portugal, France

Sun Oct 15 7:15pm
Five people watch an older man speak, while another man slumps over a desk in defeat.

International Competition

The Delinquents Los delincuentes

Rodrigo Moreno  |  Argentina, Luxembourg, Brazil, Chile

Mon Oct 16 8:15pm
Two men wearing matching yellow polos lean against a fence topped with barbed wire, one smokes a cigarettes.

New Directors Competition

firedream lumbrensueño

José Pablo Escamilla  |  Mexico

Sat Oct 21 8:00pm
A woman in a sequin dress takes a selfie in a public bathroom. Another woman pokes her head in to look.

ComedyInternational Competition

Do Not Expect Too Much from the End of the World Nu Aștepta Prea Mult De La Sfârșitul Lumii

Radu Jude  |  Romania, Luxembourg, France, Croatia