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NWCFS announces spring schedule of movie screenings

Monday, December 21, 2015

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

Similar to the fall screenings, there will be a silent film with live accompaniment slated for the Feb. 3 showing of “Old Ironsides.”

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 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 7:30 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.

Here is the spring schedule:

Jan. 13: “Peter Ibbetson” (Henry Hathaway, 1935)

Jan. 20: “The Sacrifice” (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1986)

Jan. 27: “Moontide” (Archie Mayo, 1942)

Feb. 3: “Old Ironsides” (James Cruze, 1926) – Silent film with live organ accompaniment

Feb. 10: “Sunnyside Up” (David Butler, 1929)

Feb. 17: “My Own Private Idaho” (Gus Van Sant, 1991)

April 20: “Cisco Pike” (Bill L. Norton, 1972)

April 26: “State Fair” (Henry King, 1933)

May 4: “Get Crazy” (Alan Arkush, 1983)

May 11: “The Naked Dawn” (Edgar G. Ulmer, 1955)