Friday, September 27 – Thursday, October 3

Always check for last-minute changes. Our information comes from exhibitor websites, printed programs, programmers, and projectionists. We strive for accuracy, but things can move fast in filmland!


The mighty portable 16mm Eiki projector. Used this week in both the Filmfront programs and at Block Cinema

Friday 9/27

7:00 PM
filmfront: The Gate Theatre Festival 1966/2019
Moddle Toddle — Bob Cowan — 1967 — 5 min
The Secret World of Wendel Sampson — Mike Kuchar — 1966 — 33 min
Corruption of the Damned — George Kuchar — 1965 — 45 min
16mm prints from The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

Midnight
Music Box Theatre: Metal Movie Nights
In the Mouth of Madness — John Carpenter — 1994 — 94 min
35mm from Warner Brothers


Saturday 9/28

11:30 AM
Music Box Theatre: The Inimitable Doris Day
The Man Who Knew Too Much — Alfred Hitchcock — 1956 — 120 min
35mm from Universal

7:00 PM
filmfront: The Gate Theatre Festival 1966/2019
Black Plus-X — Aldo Tambellini — 1966 — 8.5 min
Time of the Locust — Peter Gessner — 1966 — 12 min
Let it Shine — Abbe Borov — 1968 — 22 min
Quixote — Bruce Baillie — 1965 — 45 min
16mm prints from The Film-Makers’ Cooperative, except for “Black Plus-X” from Harvard Film Archive

Midnight
Music Box Theatre: Metal Movie Nights
In the Mouth of Madness — John Carpenter — 1994 — 94 min
35mm from Warner Brothers


Sunday 9/29

11:30 AM
Music Box Theatre: The Inimitable Doris Day
The Man Who Knew Too Much — Alfred Hitchcock — 1956 — 120 min
35mm from Universal

7:00 PM
filmfront: The Gate Theatre Festival 1966/2019
Nothing Happened This Morning — David Bienstock — 1965 — 21 min
Rosebud — Mark Sadan — 1966 — 5 min
Anma/ The Masseur — Takahiko Iimura — 1965 — 13 min
Spherical Space no. 1 — Stan VanDerBeek — 1967 — 5 min
Totem — Ed Emshwiller — 1963 — 16 min
16mm prints from The Film-Makers’ Cooperative


Monday 9/30

7:00 PM
Chicago Film Society at Music Box Theatre
Miracle Mile — Steve De Jarnatt — 1988 — 87 min
35mm print from Park Circus
Preceded by: Journey to Tomorrow: Communication (Fern Field, 1983) – 18 min – 16mm from Chicago Film Society Collections

7:00 PM
filmfront: The Gate Theatre Festival 1966/2019
Hurry! Hurry! — Marie Menken — 1957 — 3 min
Musashino — Yoichi Takabayashi — 1965 — 15 min
Peyote Queen — Storm De Hirsch — 1965 — 9 min
Black Is — Aldo Tambellini — 1965 — 4 min
Le Parc — Jud Yalkut — 1966 — 4 min
The Very Eye of Night — Maya Deren — 1958 — 16 min
16mm prints from The Film-Makers’ Cooperative, except for “Black Is” from Harvard Film Archive


Tuesday 10/1

7:00 PM
Doc Films: Fairytales Revisited
Beauty and the Beast — Jean Cocteau — 1946 — 93 min
35mm from Janus Films


Wednesday 10/2

7:30 PM
Chicago Film Society at NEIU
Hell to Eternity — Phil Karlson — 1960 — 131 min
35mm print from Chicago Film Society Collections
Preceded by: Frank Sinatra in “The House I Live In” (Mervyn LeRoy, 1945) – 11 min – 16mm from private collections


Thursday 10/3

4:00 PM, 7:30 PM, 11:00 PM
Music Box Theatre
Joker — Todd Phillips — 2019 — 122 min
70mm from Warner Brothers

7:00 PM
Block Cinema: Ism Ism Ism: Dialogues with Che
Diálogo con el Che (Dialogue with Che) — José Rodriguez Soltero — 1968 — 53 min — Dual 16mm Projection
part of a longer shorts program, 16mm print from The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

7:00 PM
Doc Films: The Hollywood Pop Music Soundtrack
American Graffiti — George Lucas — 1973 — 110 min
35mm from Universal

9:30 PM
Doc Films: The Evolution of the Vampire Movie
Vampyr — Carl Theodor Dreyer — 1932 — 75 min
35mm