NWCFS announces fall schedule of movie screenings

Monday, August 24, 2015

The Northwest Chicago Film Society (NWCFS) has announced its fall slate of movies that will be shown on Northeastern Illinois University’s Main Campus.

The Nov. 4 screening of “Cooley High” is part of Chicago Artists Month, the 20th annual celebration of Chicago’s vibrant art community presented by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. The schedule also includes a silent film with live accompaniment and a film that will be introduced by a Northeastern faculty member.

In June, 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 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.

All screenings take place at 7 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.

Here is the fall schedule:

  • Sept. 2: “Marnie” (Alfred Hitchcock, 1964)
  • Sept. 9: “Westward the Women” (William A. Wellman, 1959)
  • Sept. 16: “So This is Paris,” co-presented by the Silent Film Society of Chicago with live organ accompaniment by Jay Warren (Ernst Lubitsch, 1926)
  • Sept. 30: “Out of the Blue” (Dennis Hopper, 1980)
  • Oct. 13: “Illusion Travels By Street Car,” introduced by Northeastern Spanish Professor Paul A. Schroeder (Luis Bunuel, 1954)
  • Oct. 21: “A New Leaf” (Elaine May, 1971)
  • Oct. 28: “Witchcraft Through the Ages” (Directed by Benjamin Christensen in 1922 and adapted by Antony Balch in 1968)
  • Nov. 4: “Cooley High,” introduced by film journalist Sergio Mims (Michael Schultz, 1975)
  • Nov. 25: “Ruggles of Red Gap” (Leo McCarey, 1935)
  • Dec. 9: “Tiger Shark” (Howard Hawks, 1932)
  • Dec. 22: “Susan Slept Here” (Frank Tashlin, 1954)