Release Years Archives: 2019

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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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The Chambermaid La camarista

  Lila Aviles

  Mexico      2019    

Synopsis

Eve is invisible—as a maid at a high-end Mexico City hotel, it’s her job to stay out of sight. Long hours leave her dreaming of a better life for her family as she attempts to rise above workplace hierarchies. Set entirely within the hermetic confines of the hotel, The Chambermaid is both a deeply moving character study and a frankly observed examination of social class.

 Spanish with subtitles 
  102 minutes

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In-person Screening

Wed, Jul 31 @ 6:30pm CDT

at Chicago Cultural Center

Tickets available Monday, July 22.

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Perfect 10

  Eva Riley

  United Kingdom      2019    

Synopsis

Troubled at home and bullied at school, 15-year-old Leigh is struggling to focus on her upcoming gymnastics competition. When Joe, her previously unknown half-brother, shows up at the front door in need of a place to stay, she finds a much-longed-for sense of connection and belonging. As the two form a friendship, Leigh finds herself drawn into Joe’s dangerous world.


  83 minutes

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The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open

  Kathleen Hepburn & Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers

  Canada      2019    

Synopsis

Áila encounters Rosie on a rainy Vancouver street—pregnant, barefoot, sobbing and fleeing domestic abuse. Compelled to help her, she offers her home as refuge. Over the course of a single day, the two connect, unpack Rosie’s traumas, and form an intimate bond. Shot in “real time” with an eye for delicate detail, this tender drama explores ideas of motherhood, self-care, and the drastically different lives of two Indigenous women.


  105 minutes

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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

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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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