Chicago Film Society Screenings
at Northeastern Illinois University
Presented by the Chicago Film Society
Sponsored by the Department of Communication, Media and Theatre
This fall marks the 18th season of NEIU’s collaboration with the Chicago Film Society. Highlights of the fall film series include “What Price Hollywood?” (the 1932 original version of “A Star Is Born” in a new 35mm restoration from The Film Foundation and the Library of Congress), “Shanghai Blues” (a colorful 1984 romantic comedy from Hong Kong), “Take a Letter, Darling” (a 1942 film starring Rosalind Russell and Fred MacMurray unavailable on disc or streaming), and “Bachelor Mother” (the 1939 Yuletide screwball comedy starring Ginger Rogers).
NEIU Auditorium Schedule
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21
WHAT PRICE HOLLYWOOD?
Directed by George Cukor • 1932 • 35mm from Library of Congress
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28
WHITE LINE FEVER
Directed by Jonathan Kaplan • 1975 • 35mm from Sony Pictures Repertory
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5
VENGEANCE IS MINE
Directed by Michael Roemer • 1984 • New 35mm from The Film Desk
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12
Directed by Tsui Hark • 1984 • 35mm from the Academy Film Archive
In Cantonese with English subtitles
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26
Directed by William A. Wellman • 1933 • 35mm from Library of Congress
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16
TAKE A LETTER, DARLING
Directed by Mitchell Leisen • 1942 • 35mm from Universal
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23
IT’S A GIFT
Directed by Norman Z. McLeod • 1934 • 35mm from Universal
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7
Directed by Frederick Wiseman • 1970 • 35mm from Zipporah Films
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14
Directed by Bob Rafelson • 1976 • 35mm from Park Circus
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21
Directed by Garson Kanin • 1939 • 35mm from Park Circus
Tickets cost $5 with a Northeastern ID and $10 for the general public. All screenings are presented by the Chicago Film Society and sponsored by the Department of Communication, Media and Theatre.
Directions and Parking
Free street parking is available along Bryn Mawr Ave., west of Central Park Ave. Patrons may also park in any designated NEIU parking lot by purchasing a parking pass. We recommend the Parking Facility, a short walk from Building E. You may also park in Lot D or Lot F.
There are several options for purchasing a single-use NEIU parking pass:
Purchase a $5 pass from the kiosk at the Parking Facility entrance (cash only). Purchase a $5 pass at the Parking Office on the first floor of the Parking Facility. Purchase a $5 virtual permit with your smartphone at Passport Parking or download the Passport Parking mobile app.
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.