AMERICAN REVOLUTION 2
A gritty but essential documentary charting social turbulence in late 1960s Chicago. American Revolution 2 includes footage of the 1968 Democratic Convention protest and riot...LEARN MORE.
BACK AGAINST THE WALL
In this "Lynch-like vision of the rotting underbelly of Middle America" (Stephen Holden, The New York Times), the downfall of a lingerie model is portrayed against the depressing, menacing...LEARN MORE.
BLACK & WHITE
Lisa, a young Russian emigre studying medicine in New York, and Roy, an African-American building superintendent, bond as they eke out a meager living on the city's Lower East Side...LEARN MORE.
BLOODY CHILD, THE
Maverick American independent filmmaker Nina Menkes' film was inspired by the true story of a young U.S. Marine, just back from the Gulf War, who was arrested while digging a grave...LEARN MORE.
Hailed as "blunt and uncompromising" (Los Angeles Times) and "deeply moving" (Variety), this is the story of three generations of men in crisis. Stephen Saunders returns home...LEARN MORE.
DO NO HARM
Do No Harm tells the incredible and often outrageous story of two men in a small, southern town who endured relentless attacks in order to draw national attention to the plight of the...LEARN MORE.
DOULA STORY, A
A Doula Story documents one woman’s fierce commitment to empower pregnant teenagers with the skills and knowledge they need to become confident, nurturing mothers...LEARN MORE.
FILMS OF JAMES BROUGHTON
Spanning a decades-long artistic career, the collected films of James Broughton represent a remarkable body of work by a leading avant-garde American filmmaker--an undisputed...LEARN MORE.
The feature film debut of talented director Philip Kaufman (The Right Stuff), this early example of American independent filmmaking is a fable about an old man with an odd effect on...LEARN MORE.
IN MACARTHUR PARK
This sharply etched tale of paranoia and guilt was one of the first films to feature a Native American in a lead role. A moving portrayal of a Mojave Indian displaced in the skid row section of...LEARN MORE.
From acclaimed Chicago filmmaking collective Kartemquin Films (Hoop Dreams) comes a collection of three important Labor Stories of the 1970s. These films not only allowed the workers...LEARN MORE.
LAWRENCE JORDAN ALBUM, THE
An extensive collection of works from acclaimed American animator and experimental filmmaker Larry Jordan. Spanning five decades, the range of films included here shows Jordan...LEARN MORE.
A Best Feature award winner at the New York Underground Film Festival, Migrating Forms is a masterful, minimalist exploration of empty sexuality and its psychic and physical...LEARN MORE.
MURDER OF FRED HAMPTON, THE
An unprecedented, historically significant documentary on the slain leader of the Illinois Chapter of the Black Panther Party, Fred Hampton, killed in 1969 by Chicago police...LEARN MORE.
PEOPLE VS. PAUL CRUMP, THE
Before directing The French Connection, The Exorcist, and Killer Joe, William Friedkin made one of the most powerful documentaries you’ve never seen. On March 20, 1953, five black men...LEARN MORE.
POPOVICH BROTHERS OF SOUTH CHICAGO, THE
In a small community of steelworkers, truck drivers and teachers on the South Side of Chicago, a musical group called the Popovich Brothers maintained the traditional music and rich culture of...LEARN MORE.
TOM PALAZZOLO'S CHICAGO
For four decades, filmmaker Tom Palazzolo has been the purveyor of affectionate, poignant, and dark musings on Chicago's urban landscapes, creating low-budget documentaries about...LEARN MORE.
Troubadours is an award-winning indie comedy set in downstate Illinois. It tells the coming-of-age story of an unemployed drummer who leaves the big city after a painful breakup and retreats...LEARN MORE.
WAITING FOR THE MOON
Jill Godmilow's meditation on Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas. Linda Hunt plays Alice B. Toklas and Linda Bassett is Gertrude Stein, in a personal drama about the two remarkable...LEARN MORE.
James Fotopoulos' deeply disturbing experimental film paints a grim portrait of the psychological collapse of a young man drifting further and further into total isolation. In his solitude...LEARN MORE.