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  • Kiki (NR)

    Sara Jordeno directed this documentary about "a group of LGBTQ youths of color [who] unite to form a safe gathering space." 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...
  • 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...
  • Polisse (NR)

    French actress Maiwenn (High Tension) cowrote and directed this lively ensemble drama about a close-knit team of police officers in Paris's Child Protection Unit. more...
  • Thermae Romae (NR)

    Based on a manga, this 2012 Japanese comedy follows an architect from ancient Rome who slips through time and resurfaces in a modern-day public bath in Japan. more...
  • Harana (NR)

    A guitarist returns to his native Philippines and discovers the lost art of romantic serenade. more...
  • The Billionaire (NR)

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

    In this heady documentary, TV footage of left-wing social critic Paul Goodman being interviewed by conservative host William F. Buckley Jr. in 1966 makes one realize how low public discourse in America has sunk since then: despite the men's political differences, their freewheeling discussion, touching on topics from education to pornography, is playful instead of rancorous. more...
  • Granito: How to Nail a Dictator (NR)

    Pamela Yates, whose 1983 film When the Mountains Tremble documented the civil war in Guatemala, revisits the story with this 2011 sequel, including outtakes from the original film that may implicate General Ríos Montt and others in war crimes. more...