A still image from the film "Night Moves," in which two men face each other while the man on the right grabs the shirt of the man on the left.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

The Chicago Film Society (CFS) has announced its Fall 2017 schedule of movies that will be shown on Northeastern Illinois University’s Main Campus. “Autumn Leaves” will open the series on Sept. 6 with a special introduction from Chicago Reader and Cine-File contributor Ben Sachs.

The fall selection will include “To Each His Own,” “One Potato, Two Potato,” “Monte Carlo: The Silent Version” and “It’s Great to Be Alive;” all films that are currently unavailable on DVD or Blu-ray.

This will be the eighth CFS film series in partnership with Northeastern. In June 2015, Northeastern and CFS announced that the University’s Department of Communication, Media and Theatre had partnered with the film society to make Northeastern the institutional home for the CFS screenings of 35mm film prints.

The screenings are integrated into Northeastern’s film studies courses, which serve more than 200 students each semester. Spring 2017 was the first semester of Northeastern’s new CMTM 390: NEIU Cinematheque course, in which students earn one credit at the 300-level for attending select screenings and performing online activities related to film production, distribution, exhibition and criticism, as well as the importance of film archives and preservation.

The 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.

All screenings take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Auditorium, located in the E Building at 3701 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. in Chicago. Tickets cost $2 with a Northeastern ID and $5 for the general public. Parking permits are required to park on campus.

Here is the fall schedule:

Sept. 6: “Autumn Leaves” (Robert Aldrich, 1956)
Sept. 13: “Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2” (Tobe Hooper, 1986)
Sept 20: “Holy Smoke” (Jane Campion, 1999)
Sept. 27: “To Each His Own” (Mitchell Leisen, 1946)
Oct. 3: “Canyon Passage” (Jacques Tourneur, 1946)
Oct. 11: “One Potato, Two Potato” (Larry Peerce, 1964)
Oct. 17: “Monte Carlo: The Silent Version” (Ernst Lubitsch, 1930)
Oct. 31: “The Seventh Victim” (Mark Robson, 1943)
Nov. 22: “The Tall Target” (Anthony Mann, 1951)
Nov. 29: “It’s Great to Be Alive” (Alfred Werker, 1933)
Dec. 5: “Night Moves” (Arthur Penn, 1975)

Top photo: “Night Moves”