Friday, December 13 — Thursday, December 19

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Friday 12/13

no public film-on-film screenings today! but perhaps a good opportunity to see the 16mm installation at the Renaissance Society before it closes on 12/15…

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
The Renaissance Society: SUICIDE NARCISSUS
A group exhibition meant to serve as a contemporary vanitas…. with a looping installation of Daniel Steegmann Mangrane’s 16 mm (16mm, 5 min, 2009 – 2011)
[ABOUT THE FILM]

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Saturday 12/14

2:00 PM
Northbrook Public Library
The Butler — Lee Daniels — 2013 — 132 min
35mm

4:30 PM
Gene Siskel Film Center: Repertory
City Lights — Charlie Chaplin — 1931 — 86 min
35mm from Janus Films

6:00 PM
Gene Siskel Film Center: Repertory
Sherlock Jr. — Buster Keaton — 1924 — 45 min
The Goat — Buster Keaton — 1921 — 23 min
with live piano accompaniment by Dave Drazin!
35mm from Cohen Film Collection

7:30 PM
Northbrook Public Library
The Butler — Lee Daniels — 2013 — 132 min
35mm

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Sunday 12/15

7:30 PM
Northwest Chicago Film Society at the Gene Siskel Film Center
Colossus: The Forbin Project — Joseph Sargent — 1970 — 100 min
35mm from Universal Pictures

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Monday 12/16

Not much screening. A good day to go to the Brew & View or the Wilmette perhaps? If they’re showing anything, it’ll probably be on 35mm!

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Tuesday 12/17

5:00 PM
Music Box Theatre’s Alternative Christmas Double Feature
Bad Santa — Terry Zwigoff — 2003 — 100 min
35mm

9:30 PM
Music Box Theatre’s Alternative Christmas Double Feature
Bad Santa — Terry Zwigoff — 2003 — 100 min
35mm

NOTE: It is not a double feature of “Bad Santa” — there is a DCP of “Scrooged” in between them!

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Wednesday 12/18

1:00 PM
Northbrook Public Library: Wednesday Classic Film Series
The Awful Truth — Leo McCarey — 1937 — 91 min
16mm

6:00 PM
Gene Siskel Film Center: Repertory
City Lights — Charlie Chaplin — 1931 — 86 min
35mm from Janus Films

7:30 PM
Northbrook Public Library: Wednesday Classic Film Series
The Awful Truth — Leo McCarey — 1937 — 91 min
16mm

7:30 PM
Beverly Arts Center
A Christmas Tale — Arnaud Desplechin — 2008 — 150 min
35mm

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Thursday 12/19

Not much screening today, either!

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through 1/5/14
Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Wednesday – Sunday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Museum of Contemporary Art: Paul Sietsema
featuring “several in-depth, multimedia investigations, each combining a 16mm film presentation with other artworks”

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These first- and second-run theaters are still showing 35mm prints:

• The Vic Brew & View: websitetwitter

• The Wilmette Theatre: website