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$7 tickets, theater opens 30 minutes before the screening.

7:00PM Monday, January 23rd

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Baby Face (1933)

Alfred E. Green · 76m · 35mm

In perhaps her finest pre-Code turn, Barbara Stanwyck plays a daughter of a speakeasy owner who is inspired by Nietzsche to sleep her way to the top; and yes, the film is as eyebrow-raising as that logline sounds. Cited as one of the films whose edginess brought about the Hays Code, Baby Face is as delightful as it is important to Hollywood history. Keep your eye out too for John Wayne(!) in a pre-stardom role as one of Stanwyck's conquests.

Tickets can be bought here.

7:00PM Tuesday, January 24th

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Surname Viet Given Name Nam (1989)

Trinh T. Minh-ha · 108m · DCP

An ambitious deconstruction of language, translation, and concepts of national and personal identity, this documentary features a collage of Vietnamese women’s voices, challenging the form and politics of traditional filmed ethnography. Weaving testimony with performance, and complex strategies of distanciation with self-conscious representation, Surname expresses “the impossibility of a single truth in witnessing, remembering, recording, forgetting.”

Tickets can be bought here.

7:00PM Wednesday, January 25th

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The Crime of Monsieur Lange (1936)

Jean Renoir · 84m · DCP

In this romance imbued with a socialist spirit, Arizona Jim is the cowboy hero who saves a small publishing house. When its bullying owner Batala fakes his death to escape creditors, his gang of employees band together to keep the business going and, as meek author M. Lange's bang-bang Western novels become popular, their lively little community becomes successful. When the jealous and greedy Batala returns to life, can the workers' unity survive?

Tickets can be bought here.

6:30PM Thursday, January 26th

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The Janes (2022)

Emma Pildes and Tia Lessin · 102m · DCP (English Subtitles)

Nearly 50 years before Roe v. Wade was overturned in 2022, seven Chicago women were arrested and charged with building an underground network to provide illegal abortions—each facing up to 110 years in prison. These were 'the Janes,' an activist group which provided abortions to an estimated 11,000 women. This documentary, which includes interviews with the women of the collective, is an informative and vital viewing in a post-Roe America.

Free event! Passholders must reserve a ticket online or go through the ticketing table the day of. Screening preceded by a panel with Heather Booth and Marie Leaner, activists and founders of the underground abortion provider known as "the Jane!" Moderated by WBEZ's Natalie Moore. Presented by YWCA Metropolitan Chicago; Chicago Foundation for Women; the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality (CSGS), the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture (CSRPC); and Julia Stasch.

Registration can be completed here.

7:00PM Friday, January 27th

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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)

Francis Lawrence · 156m · DCP

Set one year after the series’s first installment, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is a star-studded blockbuster that follows Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) amid a tumultuous time across Panem, where rebellion—inspired by their victory in the 74th Hunger Games—is brewing. With a myriad of new characters, such as Gamemaker Plutarch Heavensbee (Philip Seymour Hoffman), this sequel is a fun, gripping watch.

Tickets can be bought here.

6:15PM Saturday, January 28th

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Inu-Oh (2022)

Masaaki Yuasa · 98m · DCP

Based on a series of 14th-century Japanese legends, this animated musical tells the tale of Inu-Oh, a dancer born with a strange appearance, and Tomona, a blind musician. Pariahs, Inu-Oh and Tomona become friends and form an artistic partnership that brings them great renown. Full of beautiful settings, fantastical characters, and musical numbers influenced by glam metal, Masaaki Yuasa's twist on Japanese folklore is a truly unique must-see.

A collaboration with UCJAS for UChi-Con.

Tickets can be bought here.

7:00PM Sunday, January 29th

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Taste of Cherry (1997)

Abbas Kiarostami · 99m · DCP

The first Iranian film to win the Palme d’Or, Taste of Cherry stars Homayoun Ershadi as the middle-aged Mr. Badii, driving through Tehran in search of someone to bury him should he commit suicide. The film centers Mr. Badii and three of his passengers: a young Kurdish soldier, an Afghan seminarian, and an Azeri taxidermist, with whom he discusses mortality, religion, and the little joys of life as he tries successively to recruit them for the job.

A Night Owls event with Professors Agnes Callard and Daniel Morgan. Free admittance for students that show their UCID!

Tickets can be bought here.