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ADIFF CHICAGO: CENTERPIECE – MULTICULTURAL SHORTS

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CENTERPIECE – Multicultural Shorts Saturday, June 9 @ 6 pm  Jimmy Jean-Louis Visits Tijuana, The Exception and the Rule & Scattered Africa + Q&A followed by reception Jimmy Jean-Louis Visits Tijuana Short | Documentary Directed by: Todd Kellstein Runtime: 16 | Country: US What do Tijuana and Haitians have in common? Recently… a whole lot. Tijuana has become home for a […]

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ADIFF CHICAGO: The Citizen

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Directed by Rolad Vranik, Hungary, 2016, Drama, 109 min, Hungarian  SCHEDULE Tuesday, June 12 @ 8:30pm –  Facets Cinémathèque TICKETS HERE The story follows Wilson, a political refugee from Guinea Bissau, as he attempts to find his place in Hungarian society. He decides to acquire the Hungarian citizenship and meets history teacher Mary. Their interaction […]

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ADIFF CHICAGO: Streetlight Harmonies

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 Directed by Brent Wilson | 2017 | 84 min | Documentary |USA  |CHICAGO PREMIERE SCHEDULE Wednesday, June 13 @ 6:30pm –  Facets Cinémathèque TICKETS HERE Doo wop, featuring stellar vocal harmonies sung a cappella, was born on street corners in the 1950s. soon, the Coasters, The Drifters and Frankie Valli were singing their hearts out to […]

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ADIFF CHICAGO: Never Came Back

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 USA | 2017 | 82 minutes | English | Jeremiah Jahi | CHICAGO PREMIERE SCHEDULE Wednesday, June 13 @ 8:30pm –  Facets Cinémathèque TICKETS HERE A carefully observed debut, shot in bleary, melancholy black and white, Never Came Back chronicles the return of a long absent patriarch to the arms of his ambivalent family after a period of twenty-five years. This timely, emotionally resonant narrative […]

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ADIFF CHICAGO: 70 Acres In Chicago – Closing Night

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Ronit Bezalel, USA, 2014, 53min, documentary in English.  SCHEDULE Thursday, June 14 @ 9:00pm –  Facets Cinémathèque TICKETS HERE For 70 years, there stood a Chicago public housing community known as Cabrini Green. Home to thousands, misunderstood by millions, Cabrini Green once towered over Chicago’s most valuable neighborhoods. A looming reminder of inequality and poverty, Cabrini’s […]

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ADIFF CHICAGO: WHEN THE DRUM IS BEATING

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Directed by Whitney Dow USA | Haiti | 84 min | English | Documentary, Music SCHEDULE SUN, JUNE @ 4:00pm –  Facets Cinémathèque Screening followed by RECEPTION TICKETS HERE In Haiti, there is one band that has seen it all: Septentrional. For six decades this 20 piece band has been making passionate, beautiful music — a fusion […]

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