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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. 

Fall 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 

Wednesday, September 7
Directed by Jane Campion • 1989 • 35mm from NWCFS Collections
The Wonder from Down Under, Campion's feature debut remains a funny/chilling exploration of family, sex, and dancing cowboys.

Wednesday, September 14
Directed by Mark Robson • 1954 • 35mm from NWCFS Collections
Wartime romance between Grace Kelly and William Holden, dogfights that inspired Star Wars, and a standout turn from Mickey "Commie-Hater" Rooney. Presented in an original IB Technicolor print.

Wednesday, September 21
Directed by Jean-Luc Godard • 1987 • 35mm from Park Circus
In French with English subtitles
One aging king reflects upon another. A major late Godard unavailable for home viewing. "The greatest film ever made" - Richard Brody, The New Yorker

Wednesday, September 28
Directed by H.P. Carver • 1930 • 35mm from Film Preservation Associates
In the tradition of Robert Flaherty and Cooper & Schoedsack, an ethnographic exploration of life among the Ojibway tribe of Canada. One of the loveliest--and last--silent films released by a major studio. Silent with live accompaniment by Jay Warren

Wednesday, October 5
Directed by Tay Garnett • 1932 • 35mm from Universal
An ever-timely thought experiment: what happens when we put a media demagogue in close proximity to the White House? A fast-paced pre-Code feature starring Lew Ayres (All Quiet on the Western Front), Maureen O'Sullivan (Tarzan the Ape Man), and Edward Arnold in his film debut.

Tuesday, October 11
Directed by Peter Fonda • 1971 • 35mm from Universal
A "head Western" produced in the wake of Easy Rider and the directorial debut of Captain American himself, Peter Fonda. Lots of horses, sunsets, and chill vibes.

Tuesday, October 18
Directed by Yasujiro Ozu • 1958 • 35mm from Janus Films
Japanese with English subtitles
Ozu's first film in cheery Agfacolor, but don't worry: there's still a father, a daughter, a marriage, and inexorable pressures of the modern world.

Tuesday, October 25
Directed by Stephanie Rothman • 1971 • 35mm from Private Collections
By popular demand, we continue our excavation of the work of Stephanie Rothman, the only woman behind the camera at Roger Corman's New World Pictures.

Tuesday, November 1
Directed by Elia Kazan • 1957 • 35mm from Warner Bros.
Andy Griffith stars as Lonesome Rhodes, the radio star and proto-fascist who can incite thousands at his rallies in Elia Kazan and Budd Schulberg's timeless media satire. With Patricia Neal and Walter Matthau; music by Tom Glazer.

Wednesday, November 23
Directed by Jules Dassin • 1964 • 35mm from Park Circus
A comic Mediterranean spin on the heist genre that Dassin invented in Rififi. Featuring Melina Mercouri, Maximilian Schell, and Peter Ustinov in an Oscar-winning turn.

Wednesday, November 30
Directed by William Wyler • 1949 • 35mm from Universal
A sterling adaptation of Henry James's novel Washington Square from Hollywood class act William Wyler. Happy centennial, Olivia DeHavilland.

Tuesday December 6
Directed by Bill Forsyth • 1984 • 35mm from Universal
A holiday treat from the director of Local Hero and Housekeeping!

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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