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2019 Summer Screenings Program

With its long, languid days and sweltering, starry nights, summertime inspires a sense of freedom and adventure. From the blossom of young romance and swimsuit sunbathing to the promise of mermaids and the search for alien life, this collection of films represents these feelings that summer evokes. Cinema/Chicago, together with the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and our consular and cultural partners, presents SUMMER SCREENINGS, a free weekly film series that embraces the senses of summer and adventure from around the world.

All screenings take place on Wednesdays at 6:30pm from May 29 – October 2, 2019 and are free and open to the public.
Films are unrated. Viewer discretion is advised.

Location

Claudia Cassidy Theater at the Chicago Cultural Center,
78 E. Washington St., 2nd Floor,
Chicago, IL 60602

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Full Schedule

Film Still: Princess Cyd

United States

Princess Cyd

May 29 • 6:30pm
Director: Stephen Cone • 2017 • 96 min
Preceded by animated short Corky (2017) by Ty Primosch

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Film Still: Westwind

Germany

Westwind

June 5 • 6:30pm
Director: Robert Thalheim • 2011 • 89 min
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Film Still: We Are Thankful

South Africa

We Are Thankful Siyabonga

June 12 • 6:30pm
Director: Joshua Magor • 2018 • 94 min
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Film Still: Passing Summer

South Korea

Passing Summer

June 19 • 6:30pm
Director: Sung-kyu Cho • 2018 • 93 min
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Film Still: Clara

Canada

Clara

June 26 • 6:30pm
Director: Akash Sherman • 2018 • 105 min
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Film Still: Tour de France

France

Tour de France

July 10 • 6:30pm
Director: Rachid Djaidani • 2017 • 95 min
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Film Still: The Camino Voyage

Ireland

The Camino Voyage

July 17 • 6:30pm
Director: Dónal Ó Céilleachair • 2018 • 90 min
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Film Still: A Time in Quchi

Taiwan

A Time in Quchi Shu jia zuo ye

July 24 • 6:30pm
Director: Tso-chi • 2013 • 109 min
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Film Stil: Pinamar

Argentina

Pinamar

July 31 • 6:30pm
Director: Federico Godfrid • 2016 • 83 min
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Film Still: Glasses

Japan

Glasses Megane

August 7 • 6:30pm
Director: Naoko Ogigami • 2007 • 106 min
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Film Still: Virgins

Israel

Virgins Ein Betulot Bakrayot

August 14 • 6:30pm
Director: Keren Ben Rafael • 2018 • 91 min
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Film Still: The Man Who Bought the Moon

Italy

The Man Who Bought the Moon L’uomo che comprò la luna

August 21 • 6:30pm
Director: Paolo Zucca • 2018 • 102 min
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Film Still: Three Summers

Australia

Three Summers

August 28 • 6:30pm
Director: Ben Elton • 2017 • 95 min
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Film Still: Two Irenes

Brazil

Two Irenes As Duas Irenes

September 4 • 6:30pm
Director: Fabio Meira • 2017 • 89 min
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Film Still: Semana Santa

Mexico

Semana Santa

September 11 • 6:30pm
Director: Alejandra Márquez Abella • 2016 • 85 min
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Film Still: Brazilians

Hungary

Brazilians Brazilok

September 25 • 6:30pm
Director: Csaba M. Kiss & Gábor Rohonyi • 2017 • 95 min
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Film Still: Strawberry Days

Sweden

Strawberry Days

October 2 • 6:30pm
Director: Wiktor Ericsson • 2017 • 93 min
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Program Partners and Supporters

Presented in partnership with:

Logo: DCASE 2019

Additional support provided by:

The National Endowment for the Arts and Illinois Arts Council Agency
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This program is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts and a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.
And support from Charles Droege and Julie Wroblewski