THE BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMAGE–Free Screening!
Mar
21
8:00 PM20:00

THE BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMAGE–Free Screening!

A staggeringly assured first feature, CRYSTAL PLUMAGE establishes the key traits that defines Argento’s filmography, including lavish visuals and a flare for wildly inventive / brutal scenes of violence. With sumptuous cinematography by Vittorio Storaro (APOCALYPSE NOW) and a seductive Ennio Morricone score, this landmark film has never looked or sounded better. Read more→

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UNDERGROUND
Mar
28
7:00 PM19:00

UNDERGROUND

Winner of the 1995 Cannes Palme d'Or, Kusturica’s flamboyant, frenetic masterpiece is the national epic of a non-existent nation, tracing the inglorious history of Yugoslavia through the comic adventures of two boozing, brawling buddies, the naïve Blacky and the opportunistic Marko. Read more→

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Yemen's Crises and Renaissance
Feb
21
7:00 PM19:00

Yemen's Crises and Renaissance

Stories Never Told is a traveling display curated by local Yemeni American social entrepreneur Hanan Ali Yahya in partnership with AANM. It narrates the artistic renaissance born out of Yemen’s crises via visual art, short films, poetry, writing and productions of Yemeni artists residing in Yemen and the diaspora. Read more→

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Based in Havana
Nov
19
7:00 PM19:00

Based in Havana

Through a range of differing and subjective perspectives on the complexities of present-day Cuba, a group of documentary filmmakers from the renowned International School of Film and Television (EICTV), craft multiple narratives in collaboration with local production crews and one another. Read more→

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THE FEELING OF BEING WATCHED
Nov
15
7:00 PM19:00

THE FEELING OF BEING WATCHED

In an Arab-American neighborhood outside of Chicago, most of filmmaker Assia Boundaoui’s neighbors think they have been under surveillance for over a decade. While investigating their experiences, Assia uncovers tens of thousands of pages of FBI documents that prove her hometown was the subject of one of the largest counter-terrorism investigations ever conducted in the U.S. before 9/11. Read more→

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IN THE LAST DAYS OF THE CITY
May
4
7:00 PM19:00

IN THE LAST DAYS OF THE CITY

Tamer El Said’s ambitious debut feature tells the fictional story of a filmmaker from downtown Cairo as he struggles to capture the soul of a city on edge while facing his own loss. Shot in Cairo, Beirut, Baghdad and Berlin during the two years before the outbreak of revolution in Egypt, the film’s multi-layered stories are a visually rich exploration of friendship, loneliness and life in cities shaped by the shadows of war and adversity. Read more→

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