Chicago Film Society Screenings at NEIU
Presented by the Chicago Film Society
Sponsored by the Department of Communication, Media and Theatre
This fall marks the 21st season of Northeastern’s collaboration with the Chicago Film Society. This season, we have another great lineup for you. We begin with a brand new 35mm print of “Crime Wave,” the 1954 film noir directed by Andre de Toth starring Sterling Hayden and a young Charles Bronson. This film was recently restored by the Library of Congress in collaboration with Warner Media and the Film Foundation. We end the season with “Night World,” the 1932 pre-Code film directed by Hobart Henley and starring Boris Karloff, Mae Clarke, Hedda Hopper and Lew Ayres. This 58-minute rarely seen film even includes a Busby Berkeley musical number! Rounding out the season we have one of the most celebrated Ukrainian films of all time, classics from Stanley Kubrick and Rainer Werner Fassbinder, and much more! Check out the full schedule below.
Tickets cost $5 with a Northeastern ID and $10 for the general public. All screenings are presented on 35mm film by the Chicago Film Society and sponsored by the Department of Communication, Media and Theatre.
All screenings take place at 7:30 p.m. in the NEIU Auditorium
Wednesday, Sept. 6
Directed by Andre de Toth • 1954 • 35mm from Library of Congress
A beautifully tense and tight film noir from genre specialist Andre de Toth, with professional tough guy Sterling Hayden as cop turns the screws on a sad-sack ex-con. Screening in a brand-new 35mm print!
Wednesday, Sept. 27
BEWARE OF A HOLY WHORE
Directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder • 1970 • 35mm from Janus Films
A thinly-veiled portrait of the unholy debauchery unleashed on Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s film sets – made by Fassbinder with the total self-awareness that allowed him to turn out dozens of films under these very conditions! In German with English subtitles.
Wednesday, Oct. 11
Directed by Allison Anders, Dean Lent, and Kurt Voss • 1987 • 35mm from Chicago Film Society
The apex of no-budget, neo-noir, L.A. punk student filmmaking. Featuring Chris D of the Flesh Eaters as a petty criminal who’s fled south of the border, leaving his partner in crime John Doe to shoot guns in the desert all by his lonesome.
Wednesday, Nov. 1
SHADOWS OF FORGOTTEN ANCESTORS
Directed by Sergei Parajanov • 1965 • 35mm from Kino Lorber
A kaleidoscope work assembled with the inscrutable instincts of a shaman, Parajanov’s "Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors" remains the foremost example of Ukrainian-Armenian folk cinema. In Ukrainian with English subtitles.
Wednesday, Nov. 15
THE PLOT AGAINST HARRY
Directed by Michael Roemer • 1969 • 35mm from The Film Desk
The saga of a minor New York racketeer trying to go straight after a nine-month prison sentence. Nobody thought this film was funny when Roemer completed it in 1969 and it languished for 20 years until mass taste caught up with Harry Plotnick.
PATHS OF GLORY
Directed by Stanley Kubrick • 1957 • 35mm from Park Circus
The trench warfare morality play that proved Look Magazine photographer Stanley Kubrick might have a future in upscale cinema. Not so upscale: Timothy Carey, who nearly steals the film out from under Kirk Douglas.
Wednesday, Dec. 6
Directed by Hobart Henley • 1932 • 35mm from Universal
They don’t make ‘em like this 58-minute pre-Code drama anymore, do they? Did they ever? With Mae Clarke, Hedda Hopper, Lew Ayres and Boris Karloff as a nightclub impresario improbably named Happy.
Directions and Parking
Complimentary parking for audience members on Wednesday nights is available in Parking Lot D adjacent to the Bryn Mawr entrance. See the campus map for more details.
Getting Here with the CTA
Our screenings are also accessible via CTA.
From the Brown Line (Kimball station), one can either walk or take the #82 Kimball-Homan bus to Catalpa and walk the remaining short distance to Building E. From the Blue Line (Jefferson Park station), take the #92 Foster bus to Central Park and walk the remaining short distance to Building E.
For cyclists, a Divvy station is located on the eastern edge of campus at St. Louis and Balmoral avenues. View a map of Divvy station locations.