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Film Screenings at Northeastern Illinois University
Presented by the Chicago Film Society
Sponsored by the Department of Communication, Media and Theatre

We are beginning our ninth season of film screenings on campus sponsored by the Chicago Film Society. All screenings are held at 7:30 p.m. in the NEIU Auditorium and the films will be presented on 35mm using the best possible prints from studios and archives.

Tickets cost $3 with an NEIU ID and $7 for the general public and can be purchased at the door. 

Summer 2018 Schedule

The screenings listed below are held at 7:30 p.m. in Northeastern's Auditorium located in the E Building at 3701 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. in Chicago.  

Wednesday, May 2

Directed by William Wyler • 1936 • 35mm from Park Circus
Walter Huston stars as the friendliest American business titan this side of Warren Buffet. He's caught in a disintegrating marriage and handles it with staggering maturity. Based on the novel by Sinclair Lewis. 

Wednesday, May 9

Directed by Charles Lamont • 1949 • 35mm from Universal
A classic helping of American regionalism in this jawbonin', sidesplittin', fingerlickin' comedy franchise. Don't laugh too hard -- there are eight more of these hillbilly pictures and we just might be persuaded to show more of them.

Tuesday, May 15

Directed by Don Siegel • 1968 • 35mm from Universal 
It's cowboy Clint vs. an acid-gobbling hippie gang leader in the ultimate urban western. When will the coastal elites understand? Plus Clint Eastwood's rarely screened directorial debut, "The Beguiled: The Storyteller," a tribute to his Coogan's Bluff director Don Siegel. 

Tuesday, May 22

Directed by Sidney Poitier • 1972 • 35mm from Sony Pictures Repertory 
A vital African American Western, directed by and starring Sidney Poitier. Co-starring Harry Belafonte and Ruby Dee.

Wednesday, May 30

Directed by Mohsen Makhmalbaf • 1996 • 35mm from CFS Collections 
A landmark of Iranian cinema from Mohsen Makhmalbaf. Screening with another classic of textile cinema, Larry Gottheim's experimental short "The Red Thread."

Tuesday, June 5

Directed by Charles Vidor • 1952 • 35mm from private collections
The miserable life of the "Little Mermaid" author, transformed into a family-friendly Technicolor musical starring Danny Kaye. Screening in an original IB Technicolor print.

Wednesday, June 20

Directed by Richard Fleischer • 1952 • 35mm from Sony Pictures Repertory 
What's the French Canadian equivalent of "the birds and the bees?" Super charming, super awkward coming-of- age story from underrated CFS favorite Richard Fleischer.

Tuesday, June 26

Directed by Masahiro Shinoda • 1969 • 35mm from Janus Films 
An avant-garde adaptation of 18th century Japanese puppet drama from the wild boys of Art Theatre Guild.

Tuesday, July 3

Directed by William Dieterle • 1932 • 35mm from Library of Congress 
William Powell and Kay Francis are a match made in the jeweler's safe in this pre-Code ode to sex and suavity. 

Wednesday, July 11

Directed by Hal Ashby • 1970 • 35mm from Park Circus
"Yes, In My BackYard," said the hippest landlord ever seen on screen in the directorial debut of veteran editor Ashby. Featuring Beau Bridges, Lee Grant, and one fabulous cat. 

Wednesday, July 18

Directed by Michael Powell • 1937 • 35mm from Milestone Films 
The moment when Michael Powell becomes one of filmdom's foremost directors, a Scotch romance of overwhelming beauty. 

Wednesday, July 25

Directed by John Brahm • 1946 • 35mm from Warner Bros. 
The most convoluted noir romance of them all, featuring a young Robert Mitchum. There will be a quiz afterwards. 

Wednesday, August 1

Directed by Dorothy Arzner • 1929 • 35mm from Universal 
The original Animal House, starring Clara Bow as lead troublemaker at Winston College for Women. A refined technical achievement for pioneering editor-turned- director Dorothy Arzner. 

Tuesday, August 7

Directed by John Binder • 1985 • 35mm from Universal
The criminally underseen comedy that combines all of our obsessions (UFOs, evangelical tent revivals, Harry Dean Stanton) all in one place. 

Wednesday, August 15

Directed by Juleen Compton • 1966 • 35mm from UCLA Film & Television Archive 
Warning: another weird one! Nothing to do with the future Marilyn Monroe, but she's just about the only pop culture standby left out of this teenybopper nirvana nightmare. Come for the songs, stay for the man in the polar bear costume.

Wednesday, August 22

Directed by Alan Rudolph • 1997 • 35mm from CFS Collections
Unseen in Chicago since its initial release, Afterglow is one of Alan Rudolph's finest films, featuring an indelible and Oscar-nominated performance from Julie Christie. 

Wednesday, August 29

Directed by Mitchell Leisen • 1944 • 35mm from Universal
If you like singing with your psychoanalysis and Technicolor with your tumescence, this is the film for you. For everyone else, just sit back and try to make sense of Ginger Rogers's version of the Weill-Gershwin-Hart musical landmark.


Event 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 smart phone at or download the mobile app Passport Parking.

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. View a map of Divvy station locations.

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