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  • Beneath the Blindfold
  • Beneath the Blindfold (NR)

    This activist documentary centers on four victims of torture who currently live in the United States: a former child soldier in Liberia's civil war, a Chicago-born independent contractor who'd been detained for three months in Abu Ghraib, and former political prisoners from Guatemala and Colombia. more...
  • Bigger Than Life (NR)

    Nicholas Ray's potent 1956 CinemaScope melodrama dealt with the ill effects of cortisone on a frustrated middle-class grammar-school teacher (James Mason) at about the same time that the first wave of “wonder” drugs hit the market. more...
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  • The Billionaire (NR)

    In this 2011 drama by Songyos Sugmakanan, a Thai entrepreneur strikes it rich with an online gambling site. more...
  • Budrus (NR)

    Without trivializing the Israeli occupation, this 2009 documentary about the title Palestinian village has the slow-burning suspense of a scripted film. more...
  • Castle Under Fiery Skies (NR)

    Mitsutoshi Tanaka directed this 2009 drama about feudal Japanese warriors, which is based on Kenichi Yamamoto's 2004 novel Katen no Shiro. 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...
  • 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...
  • Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock (NR)

    Sharon La Cruise directed this profile of Bates, owner and publisher of the Arkansas State Press, who advocated for civil rights and advised the nine black students who integrated Little Rock's Central High School in 1957. more...