Northeastern partners with Northwest Chicago Film Society
Northeastern Illinois University’s Department of Communication, Media and Theatre has partnered with the Northwest Chicago Film Society (NWCFS) to make Northeastern the institutional home for the NWCFS screenings of 35mm film prints.
“We are incredibly proud to partner with the Northwest Chicago Film Society,” said Shayne Pepper, Assistant Professor of Communication, Media and Theatre. “The film society has a strong tradition of curating some of the best film events in the Chicago area, and this new relationship will be a direct benefit for our students and the broader Chicago community.”
The screenings will be integrated into Northeastern’s film studies courses, which serve more than 200 students each semester.
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. Pepper noted, “Now they can show beautiful film prints in our impressive auditorium complete with a recently upgraded projection screen.”
All screenings will take place on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. in the Auditorium, located in the E Building at 3701 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. in Chicago. Tickets will cost $2 for Northeastern students and $5 for the general public. Parking will be available on campus.
Summer 2015 film screening schedule:
July 1: “Follow Thru” (Laurence Schwab & Lloyd Corrigan, 1930)
July 8: “Smile” (Michael Ritchie, 1975)
July 15: “Gulliver’s Travels” (Dave Fleischer, 1939)
July 22: “Summer with Monika” (Ingmar Bergman, 1953)
July 29: “Midnight” (Mitchell Leisen, 1939)
August 5: “It’s Trad, Dad!” (Richard Lester, 1962)
August 12: “Housekeeping” (Bill Forsyth, 1987)
August 26: “Bend of the River” (Anthony Mann, 1952)
About the Northwest Chicago Film Society
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. Our 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. Through an array of program notes, extended blog entries and introductory remarks before each screening, the Northwest Chicago Film Society endeavors to bring new notions of the cultural and material history of cinema to the public. The Northwest Chicago Film Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. It was established by Julian Antos, Becca Hall, and Kyle Westphal in 2011.
About Northeastern Illinois University
Founded in 1867, Northeastern has a rich tradition of educational innovation and prides itself on preparing teachers and administrators who make a difference in Chicago. That tradition continues to this day and has expanded to include an array of academic disciplines, allowing the University to embrace fully the community in which it resides. Northeastern is regarded as the most diverse public comprehensive university in the Midwest and is designated by the U.S. Department of Education as a Hispanic-Serving Institution. Diversity is an important factor in the character of Northeastern and in the social fabric of its student body. The University has an enrollment of more than 10,000 students; African American, Hispanic, Asian and Native American students represent nearly 60 percent of the student body. Located on 67 acres in an attractive residential area on the Northwest Side of Chicago, the University offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate programs in the arts, sciences, education, and business.