The Northwest Chicago Film Society (NWCFS) has announced its summer slate of movies that will be shown on Northeastern Illinois University’s Main Campus. “Bringing up Baby” (pictured above), a 1938 film starring Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn, will open the summer series on May 31. Other highlights include the July 20 screening of “The Bedroom Window” with live organ accompaniment and the July 27 screening of “The Road Back,” the sequel to “All Quiet on the Western Front” that was suppressed for eight decades.
This will be the fourth NWCFS film series in partnership with Northeastern. 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.
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.
NWCFS has screened 29 feature-length films—plus shorts and vintage trailers—in the first year of the partnership, selling more than 3,000 tickets.
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 summer schedule:
May 31: “Bringing up Baby” (Howard Hawks, 1938)
June 14: “Killer of Sheep” (Charles Burnett, 1977)
June 21: “Love in the Afternoon” (Billy Wilder, 1957)
June 28: “The Student Nurses” (Stephanie Rothman, 1970)
July 6: “Brute Force” (Jules Dassin, 1947)
July 13: “Ferry Cross the Mersey” (Jeremy Summers, 1965)
July 20: “The Bedroom Window” (William C. de Mille, 1924)
July 27: “The Road Back” (James Whale, 1937)
Aug. 3: “Chinese Roulette” (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1976)
Aug. 17: “Breathless” (Jim McBride, 1983)
Aug. 24: “The Missouri Breaks” (Arthur Penn, 1976)
Aug. 31: “Zaza” (George Cukor, 1939)