A still image from “Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors.” Courtesy of the Chicago Film Society.

Wednesday, September 6, 2023

The Chicago Film Society and Northeastern Illinois University are pleased to announce their Fall 2023 film series, which begins tonight on the University’s Main Campus. 

This is the Chicago Film Society’s and Northeastern’s 21st season of collaboration, which is sponsored by the Department of Communication, Media and Theatre. Tickets cost $5 with a Northeastern ID and $10 for the general public. Complimentary parking for audience members on Wednesday nights is available in Parking Lot D adjacent to the Bryn Mawr entrance.

Founded in 2011 by projectionists, 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. 

In addition to Northeastern, CFS also screens films at the Music Box Theatre in the Southport community and the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts at the University of Chicago. 

This season features a brand new 35mm print of “Crime Wave,” a 1954 film noir directed by Andre de Toth, starring Sterling Hayden with a young Charles Bronson. This film was recently restored by the Library of Congress in collaboration with Warner Media and the Film Foundation. The season also features “Night World,” the 1932 pre-Code film directed by Hobart Henley and starring Boris Karloff, Mae Clarke, Hedda Hopper and Lew Ayres. This 58-minute rarely-seen film even includes a Busby Berkeley (“Annie Get Your Gun,” “Take Me Out to the Ball Game”) musical number! The lineup is rounded out with “Paths of Glory directed by Stanley Kubrick (“A Clockwork Orange”); one of the most celebrated Ukrainian films of all time, “Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors,” (in Ukrainian with English subtitles); and “Border Radio,” Allison Anders’ (“Gas Food Lodging,” “Mi Vida Loca”) feature film.

chicago film society at Northeastern Fall 2023 schedule

All screenings begin at 7:30 p.m.

For more information about events at Northeastern, please see our University Events Calendar. 

Top photo: A still image from “Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors.” Courtesy of the Chicago Film Society.