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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...
  • Until the Birds Return (NR)

    Karim Moussaoui's Algerian drama tells the intersecting stories of a wealthy property developer, a chauffeur, and a neurologist. 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...