is a student-run film society at UChicago reaching back to 1932.

Playing This Summer

Within our Gates (1919)

Thursday 8/11/22 @ 7:00 PM

Friday 8/12/22 @ 8:30 PM

Oscar Micheaux | 35mm | 89m

"The oldest known surviving film by an African-American director, Oscar Micheaux's Within Our Gates was produced following D.W. Griffith’s The Birth of a Nation> and the Chicago Race Riot of 1919. The film centers on Sylvia Landry (Evelyn Preer), a Black woman from the South that goes north in search of funding for an overcrowded school. While there, she begins a romance that is shaped by contemporary and past experiences with violent racism.


Preserved by the Library of Congress."

Drunken Master (1978)

Friday 8/12/22 @ 5:00 PM

Saturday 8/13/22 @ 8:30 PM

Woo Ping Yuen | DCP | 111m

Young Wong Fei-hung (Jackie Chan) gets himself into trouble around town and is sentenced to harsh kung fu training by his father. His teacher turns out to be Beggar So, the titular Drunken Master—a tyrannical trainer whom Wong attempts to escape, until a killer with a "Devil's Kick" appears on the scene, intent on murdering Wong's father. A fast-paced, mischievous comedy, this classic Hong Kong martial arts film made Jackie Chan a household name in Asia.