Release Years Archives: 2020

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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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My Father Marianne Min pappa Marianne

  Mårten Klingberg

  Sweden      2020    

Synopsis

Newly single, twentysomething aspiring journalist Hanna leaves Stockholm to move back in with her parents in her small hometown. Already feeling adrift, her world is turned upside-down when her father, a respected priest, informs his family that he wants to come out as Marianne. How can Hanna, who hardly believes in herself, accept her father for who she really is? Charming and heartbreaking, the film is inspired by award-winning writer Ester Roxberg’s 2014 autobiographical novel.

 Swedish with subtitles 
  110 minutes

Screenings & Events

In-Person Screening

Wed, Sep 21 @ 6:30pm CDT

at Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E Washington St, Chicago

Free tickets available to claim starting September 5 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. 

In-person post-screening discussion with Professor Nick Davis, Northwestern University.

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

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Small Country: An African Childhood Petit pays

  Eric Barbier

  France      2020    

Synopsis

The son of a French father and Rwandan mother, 10-year-old Gabriel spends idyllic days studying at school and playing with friends in a well-sheltered Burundian community. That is, until the ethnic genocide in neighboring Rwanda spills into his world, threatening families and taking lives. From the semi-autobiographical novel of singer and writer Gaël Faye comes this perceptive and affecting tale of a childhood interrupted and paradise lost.

 French, Kirundi, Swahili with subtitles 
  111 minutes

Screenings & Events

In-Person Screening

Wed, Jul 13 @ 6:30pm CDT

at Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E Washington St, Chicago

Free tickets available to claim starting June 27 or available at the door (subject to availability).

Post-screening discussion led by Professor Maggie O’Brien, DePaul 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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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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Sponsors

Film Partner

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