Release Years Archives: 2019

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When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit Als Hitler das rosa Kaninchen stahl

  Caroline Link

  Germany      2019    

Synopsis

In this sensitive adaptation of Judith Kerr’s internationally acclaimed autobiographical classic, nine-year-old Anna finds the world shift dramatically around her in 1933 Berlin. When her father, a high-profile Jewish theater critic, abruptly flees to Zurich to escape the Nazis, the family scrambles to follow, leaving everything and everyone behind⁠—from a beloved nanny and friends to cherished toys. A new life filled with challenges and privations, met with persistence and triumphs, lies ahead.

 English, French, German, Swiss-German with subtitles 
  119 minutes

Screenings & Events

In-Person Screening

Tue, May 24 @ 6:30pm CDT

at Chicago History Museum, 1601 N Clark St, Chicago

Free tickets available to claim starting May 9 or available at the door (subject to availability).

Post-Screening Discussion

Post-screening discussion with Prof. Sara Hall, Associate Professor of Germanic Studies, Chair of the Minor in Moving Image Arts, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Illinois Chicago

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Perdida

  Jorge Michel Grau

  Mexico      2019    

Synopsis

In this stylish thriller, ambitious orchestra conductor Eric lands in Mexico City with his wife Carolina after accepting a prestigious position with the Philharmonic. It feels like they are living their dream, so Carolina’s sudden departure leaves Eric angry and confused. Finding refuge in the arms of sympathetic bartender Fabiana, Eric plunges into a steamy affair. But then the girlfriend starts asking questions about the wife’s disappearance. A remake of the Colombian hit The Hidden Face.

 Spanish with subtitles 
  106 minutes

Screenings & Events

In-Person Screening

Tue, Jun 7 @ 6:30pm CDT

at Chicago History Museum, 1601 N Clark St, Chicago

Free tickets available to claim starting May 23 or available at the door (subject to availability).

Post-Screening Discussion

Post-screening discussion led by journalist Alejandro Riera

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

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The Shiny Shrimps Les Crevettes pailletées

  Cédric Le Gallo & Maxime Govare

  France      2019    

Synopsis

Under fire after making a homophobic statement on TV, Olympic swimmer Matthias is in hot water. Desperate to make good, he’ll do anything to regain his place on the national team. The penance? Coach the Shiny Shrimps, a flamboyant and amateur gay water polo team angling to qualify for the Gay Games in Croatia. This boisterous comedy, dripping with screwball gags, effervescent laughs, and an enormous heart, chronicles a bumpy-yet-joyful ride where both coach and teammates have something to prove.

 French with subtitles 
  105 minutes

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We Are Champions Xia ban chang

  Jung-chi Chang

  Taiwan      2019    

Synopsis

Tung-hao and Hsiu-yu are living on the fringes of society, struggling to help their family make ends meet. When a video of the brothers playing basketball goes viral, the two become coveted recruits for the annual High School Basketball League championship. After an argument between the two causes a rift in their relationship, they join separate rival squads in the leadup to the big tournament. When they cross paths in the biggest game of the year, the brothers discover that some things in life are more important than basketball.

 Mandarin with subtitles 
  118 minutes

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The Australian Dream

  Daniel Gordon

  Australia      2019    

Synopsis

The life and legacy of celebrated Australian rules football star Adam Goodes is inspirational not only for his remarkable play on the field but also for his courage and resilience off the field. Goodes, a player of Aboriginal heritage, faced racism and discrimination from players, fans and society at large but used his stature to expose, educate, and heal. Dynamic and potent, The Australian Dream draws on Goodes’ particular experience as the prism through which to tell a deeper, if all-too-familiar, story about race, identity, and belonging.


  105 minutes

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