Still frame from the film "Okay America!" showing two men listening to a woman who is using the telephone.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

The Northwest Chicago Film Society (NWCFS) has announced its fall lineup of films that will be shown beginning Sept. 7 on Northeastern Illinois University’s Main Campus. Similar to the spring screenings, there will be a silent film (“The Silent Enemy") with live accompaniment on Sept. 28.

In June 2015, Northeastern and NWCFS 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 NWCFS screenings of 35mm film prints. The screenings are integrated into Northeastern’s film studies courses, which serve more than 200 students each semester.

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 is available on campus; permit required.

Here is the fall schedule of movies that will screen at Northeastern:

Sept. 7: “Sweetie” (Jane Campion, 1989)
Sept. 14: “The Bridges at Toko-Ri” (Mark Robson, 1954)
Sept. 21: “King Lear” (Jean-Luc Godard, 1987)
Sept. 28: “The Silent Enemy” (H.P. Carver, 1930) – Silent film with live organ accompaniment
Oct. 5: “Okay America!” (Tay Garnett, 1932, pictured above)
Oct. 11: “The Hired Hand” (Peter Fonda, 1971)
Oct. 18: “Equinox Flower” (Yasujiro Ozu, 1958)
Oct. 25: “The Velvet Vampire” (Stephanie Rothman, 1971)
Nov. 1: “A Face in the Crowd” (Elia Kazan, 1957)
Nov. 23: “Topkapi” (Jules Dassin, 1964)
Nov. 30: “The Heiress” (William Wyler, 1949)
Dec. 6: “Comfort & Joy” (Bill Forsyth, 1984)

Additionally, three movies in the series will be screened off campus. They are:

Sept. 26: “The Devils” (Ken Russell, 1971), 7 p.m. at The Music Box Theatre
Oct: 15: Home Movie Day, Chicago History Museum
Oct. 17: “The Lusty Men” (Nicholas Ray, 1952), 7 p.m. at The Music Box 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.