Chicago Film Society Screenings at Northeastern Illinois University
Presented by the Chicago Film Society
Sponsored by the Department of Communication, Media and Theatre
This spring marks the 16th season of NEIU’s collaboration with the Chicago Film Society. Highlights of the spring series include a new restoration of the 1929 film “Hallelujah,” the first all-Black cast musical produced and released by a major studio; “Air Mail,” a pre-code John Ford adventure film; “The King of Comedy,” the 1999 Hong Kong comedy unavailable on disc or streaming; and “City Lights,” the 1931 Charlie Chaplin classic.
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9
Directed by Robert M. Young • 1979 • 35mm from private collections; permission Park Circus
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16
"The King of Comedy"
Directed by Stephen Chow and Lee Lik-chi • 1999 • 35mm from Chicago Film Society collections
In Cantonese with English subtitles
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23
Directed by King Vidor • 1929 • Library of Congress; permission WB/Swank
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 2
"I Saw What You Did"
Directed by William Castle • 1965 • 35mm from Universal
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 9
Directed by John Ford • 1932 • 35mm from Universal
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 20
"The Ballad of Cable Hogue"
Directed by Sam Peckinpah • 1970 • 35mm Technicolor from CFS collections; permission WB
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 27
"The Marrying Kind"
Directed by George Cukor • 1952 • 35mm from Sony Pictures Repertory
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 4
Directed by Charles Chaplin • 1931 • 35mm from Janus Films
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.