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Easy: Art and Life (2016)

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Joe Swanberg · 30m · Digital

A Night Owls Screening with Professor Agnes Callard and filmmaker Joe Swanberg. Free for those with UCID.

A middle-aged graphic novelist who uses his personal life for material gets a taste of his own medicine when he meets a photography student.

Friday, April 19th 7:00PM

Reefer Madness (1936)

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Louis J. Gasnier · 68m · 16mm

Originally financed by a church group, Reefer Madness is, on the surface, a film about the dangers of marajiuana consumption. But its long-standing appeal is less rooted in the "public good" of its message and more in the absurdly over-the-top performances and scenarios portrayed. Following a group of high school students lured into trying the drug who find themselves tangled in a web of crimes and hallucinations, this 1936 film has gained a new life as a satire: perfect to watch on 4/20!

Saturday, April 20th 9:30PM

Murderball (2005)

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Henry-Alex Rubin and Dana Adam Shapiro · 88m · Digital

Sponsored by Students for Disability Justice.

Following their training for the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens, Murderball documents the fierce rivalry between the US U.S. and Canadian wheelchair rugby teams. The presentation of this high-octane sport is fierce and gritty, and the film earned 4 stars from Ebert and an Academy Award nomination. Be sure and follow it up with the TV movie Jackass Presents: Murderball for another perspective on the subject.

Saturday, April 27th 1:00PM

The Hunt (2002)

Sean Daily · 108m · Digital

Sponsored by Hanna Holborn Gray Special Collections' current exhibit, Scav Hunt at UChicago.

As Scav nears its 40th birthday, journey back to 2002 with this alumni-made documentary about everyone's favorite UChicago tradition. While to most audiences footage of students going to lecture in full elf LARP or skipping class to build Dutch windmills on the Midway might gloss as Gen Z antics, The Hunt is sure to find a sympathetic crowd in Ida Noyes.

Sunday, April 28th 1:00PM