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Tuesday Night At The Movies
Little Movies, Big Stories

A bimonthly series introduces movies that disappeared in a 'blink of the eye' at the theaters-little known but compelling films.

Inquiring Nuns (60min/1968)

Tuesday, September 27, 7-8:30 PM

1968—two young nuns ask average Chicagoans “are you happy?” Humor, sadness, and the timeless concerns of mankind are captured by Chicago’s great documentarians from Kartemquin Films. A captivating film “pick” to celebrate Kartemquin’s 50th anniversary. Just drop in.


Fall Film Series

Three mini-series explore musical themes, charming life encounters, and the impact of war on the innocents. Just drop in.

September

Sing Street (106min/PG-13/2016)

Sunday, September 11, 1:30 PM

An irresistible musical about a boy growing up in Dublin during the 1980s. Through the power of music, he escapes his strained family life and starts a band to impress and win the heart of a mysterious and beautiful girl.

Born to Be Blue (97min/R/2016)

Friday, September 16, 2 & 6:30 PM

The tumultuous life of trumpeter Chet Baker, often called the “James Dean of Jazz,” is reimagined with wit, verve, and plenty of rhythm. In this weaving of fact and fiction, Ethan Hawke illuminates the screen with the improvisational genius of a great jazz riff. Come for the story, stay for the music.

October

Maggie’s Plan (98min/R/2016)

Sunday, October 16, 1:30 PM

In this terrifically fun, sophisticated urban drama, a young woman (Greta Gerwig) is longing to start a family. She falls in love with a married man (Ethan Hawke), then devises a strategy to reunite him with his former wife (Julianne Moore) three years later.

The Meddler (100min/PG-13/2016)

Friday, October 21, 2 & 6:30 PM

Lonely and heartbroken, an aging widow from New York City (Susan Sarandon) follows her daughter to Los Angeles in hopes of starting a new life after the death of her husband. She begins interfering with her daughter’s life, but soon meets other people who are more in need of her assistance, giving her a new purpose in life.

November

Theeb (100min/2015)

Sunday, November 13, 1:30 PM

In the Ottoman province of Hijaz during World War I, a young Bedouin boy experiences a greatly hastened coming of age. He embarks on a perilous desert journey to guide a British officer to a secret destination. Oscar-nominated for Best Foreign Language Film.

Eye in the Sky (102min/R/2015)

Friday, November 18, 2 & 6:30 PM

Colonel Katherine Powell (Helen Mirren), a military officer in command of an operation to capture terrorists in Kenya, sees her mission escalate when a girl enters the kill zone. An international dispute is triggered over the moral implications of modern warfare.