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  • Chicago Dancing Festival program

    Five films about dance, screening as part of the Chicago Dancing Festival: at 10:10 AM, Gene Kelly's Invitation to the Dance (1955); at noon, Martha Graham's A Dancer's World (1957); at 12:45 PM, Merce Cunningham's Beach Birds for Camera (1993); at 1:30 PM, Paul Taylor's Dancemaker (1998); and at 3:30 PM, Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's The Red Shoes (1948). more...
  • The Chicago Maternity Center Story (NR)

    A concise 1976 history of the Chicago Maternity Center, which provided a low-cost home-delivery service to Chicago women for 75 years, coupled with an analysis of the center's breakup after falling into the hands of the health industry. more...
  • Chicago 10

    The antiwar protests surrounding the 1968 Democratic convention and the notorious conspiracy trial that followed a year later have become so integral to 60s mythology that you'd think any self-respecting documentarian would come after their romance with a sledgehammer. more...
  • Chinese dramas from the silent era

    Presented as part of the University of Chicago series "Envisioning China: A Festival of Arts and Culture," this program pairs two silent dramas with live piano accompaniment by Donald Sosin: Hou Yao's Romance of the Western Chamber (1927, 59 min.) more...
  • Chino

    This 1973 western directed by John Sturges and Duilio Coletti features Charles Bronson as a loner horse breeder who takes in a young runaway and shows him the ropes. more...
  • Cinema Invents Ways of Dancing

    Melbourne-based critic Adrian Martin lectures on "the many forms and meanings that dancing has in cinema, once it is liberated from the strict confines of the conventional musical." more...
  • The Circle

    Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi (The White Balloon, The Mirror) takes a giant step forward with his third feature (2000), shifting his focus from little girls to grown women and presenting such a scorching look at what they put up with in their daily lives that it's no surprise the film was banned in his native country. more...
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  • City & State Short Film Program (NR)

    Presented by Cinema/Chicago and the Chicago International Film Festival, this collection of short works by local filmmakers includes narrative, documentary, and animated films. more...