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Northeastern partners with Northwest Chicago Film Society

Film Screenings at Northeastern Illinois University
Presented by the Northwest Chicago Film Society
Sponsored by the Department of Communication, Media and Theatre

The Northwest Chicago Film Society makes rare and classic films available to local audiences in their original forms—on 35mm and 16mm motion picture film. The screenings spotlight the restoration efforts of archives, studios and private collectors, as well as the experience of seeing films projected in a theater with an audience. The screenings will be integrated into Northeastern’s film studies courses, which serve more than 200 students each semester. 

Summer 2016 Schedule

All screenings are held in Northeastern's Auditorium at 7:30 p.m., located in the E Building at 3701 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. in Chicago.

Tickets are $2 with a NEIU ID and $5 for the general public, and can be purchased at the door.

For more detailed descriptions visit Northwest Chicago Film Society 

Tuesday, May 31
Directed by Howard Hawks • 1938 • 35mm from Criterion Pictures, USA
Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, a pup, a leopard, and a phantom intercostal clavicle conspire and connive their way through one of the all-time classic screwball comedys.

Tuesday, June 14
Directed by Charles Burnett • 1977 • 35mm from Milestone Films
Charles Burnett’s feature debut, a poetic slice-of-life portrait of a struggling family in Watts. One of the most influential independent films ever made, despite waiting thirty years for a theatrical release.

Tuesday, June 21
Directed by Billy Wilder • 1957 • 35mm from RCFA, permission Swank
Billy Wilder’s valentine to Paris, Audrey Hepburn, Ernst Lubitsch, and mature romance.

Tuesday, June 28
Directed by Stephanie Rothman • 1970 • 35mm from Academy Film Archive, permission Criterion Pictures USA
Hired to make a sexy exploitation film for Roger Corman, Rothman turned in a comedic sociological survey exploring the challenges facing professional nurses at the dawn of the ’70s. New 35mm print!

Wednesday, July 6
Directed by Jules Dassin • 1947 • 35mm from NWCFS Collection, permission Upcoast Film
The premier prison noir from soon-to-be-blacklisted director Dassin, Brute Force gives us Hume Cronyn at his most despicable, Sir Lancelot at his most melodic, and Burt Lancaster at his most shirtless.

Wednesday, July 13
Directed by Jeremy Summers • 1965 • 35mm from NWCFS Collection
Live from Liverpool, it’s the poor man’s Hard Day’s Night, starring ’60s chart-toppers Gerry and the Pacemakers. Super-rare and super-fun!

Wednesday, July 20
Directed by William C. de Mille • 1924 • 35mm from Library of Congress
Presented with live organ accompaniment by Jay Warren.
The biggest mystery in this murderous melodrama is why the elegant direction of William C. de Mille has long played second fiddle to brother Cecil’s raucous bombast.

Wednesday, July 27
Directed by James Whale • 1937 • 35mm from Library of Congress
Suppressed and censored upon its release and completely unavailable for eight decades, James Whale’s sequel to All Quiet on the Western Front remains a pacifist clarion call. New 35mm Print from LoC!

Wednesday, August 3
Directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder • 1976 • 35mm from Janus
Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s characteristically perverse idea of a chamber thriller, starring Anna Karina and scored with Kraftwerk.

Wednesday, August 17
Directed by Jim McBride • 1983 • 35mm from Park Circus
Not the musty film school classic, but a vital work that captures the spirit of today--in 1983. Featuring a wonderful, expressively vulgar turn from post-American Gigolo Richard Gere.

Wednesday, August 24
Directed by Arthur Penn • 1976 • 35mm from Park Circus
A post-revisionist, pre-Reagan western from genre maestro Arthur Penn, with ridiculous turns from Jack Nicholson and Marlon Brando and a toe-tapping score by John Williams.

Wednesday, August 31
Directed by George Cukor • 1939 • 35mm from Universal
Claudette Colbert and Herbert Marshall star in this underrated Parisian melodrama, elegantly realized by George Cukor. 

Directions and Transportation

Event Parking

Free street parking is available along Bryn Mawr Ave, west of Central Park. Patrons may also park in any designated NEIU parking lot by purchasing a parking pass. We recommend the Parking Garage, a short walk from Building E. You may also park in Lot D or Lot F.

There are several options for purchasing a single-use NEIU parking pass:

Purchase a $5 pass from the kiosk at the Parking Garage entrance. (Cash only) Purchase a $5 pass at the Parking Office, on the first floor of the Parking Garage. Purchase a $5 virtual permit with your smart phone: or download the mobile app Passport Parking

Getting Here with the CTA

Our screenings are also accessible via CTA.

From the Brown Line (Kimball station), one can either walk or take the #82 Kimball-Homan bus to Catalpa and walk the remaining short distance to Building E. ​From the Blue Line (Jefferson Park station), take the #92 Foster bus to Central Park and walk the remaining short distance to Building E.


For cyclists, a Divvy station is located on the eastern edge of campus at St. Louis and Balmoral.

View a map of Divvy station locations.

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