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Wednesday, February 03, 2016
Tomorrow: Don't miss Meru's Magnificent Obsession; DATE CHANGE for Tangerine and Spotlight
Screenings of Film Independent Spirit Awards Nominated Films for IFP
Chicago Members and a Guest Ongoing Through February 11 at Tribeca
miss this exclusive chance to see some amazing films in the theater
BEFORE you decide who wins the awards! Hang out with folks who geek out
about cinema as much as you do! This is an exclusive IFP Chicago member
benefit, so JOIN TODAY! Not only do we make movies, we decide which movies are recognized!
In the high-stakes pursuit of big-wall climbing, the Shark's Fin on
Mount Meru may be the ultimate prize. Sitting 21,000 feet above the
sacred Ganges River in Northern India, the mountain's perversely stacked
obstacles make it both a nightmare and an irresistible calling for some
of the world's toughest climbers. In October 2008, renowned alpinists
Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin and Renan Ozturk arrived in India to tackle
Meru. Their planned seven-day trip quickly devolved into a 20-day
odyssey in sub-zero temperatures with depleting food rations. Within 100
meters of the elusive summit, their journey - like all previous
attempts - fell short of the goal.
Heartbroken and defeated, the trio returned to their everyday
lives, where the siren song of Meru continued to beckon. By September
2011, Anker had convinced his team to reunite and undertake the Shark's
Fin once more, under even more extraordinary circumstances. Meru is the
story of that journey, an expedition through nature's harshest elements
and one's complicated inner demons, and ultimately on to impossible new
heights. RSVP HERE.
IMPORTANT: DATE CHANGE FOR TANGERINE & SPOTLIGHT
of Tangerine and Spotlight have been moved to Monday, February 8, at
5:30 PM and 7:30 PM, respectively. There will be no screenings on
Saturday, February 6.
It's Christmas Eve in Tinseltown and Sin-Dee (newcomer Kitana
Kiki Rodriguez) is back on the block. Upon hearing that her pimp
boyfriend (James Ransone, Starlet, Generation Kill)
hasn't been faithful during the 28 days she was locked up, the sex
worker and her best friend, Alexandra (newcomer Mya Taylor), embark on a
mission to get to the bottom of the scandalous rumor. Their rip-roaring
odyssey leads them through various subcultures of Los Angeles,
including an Armenian family dealing with their own repercussions of
infidelity. Director Sean Baker's prior films (Starlet, Prince of Broadway) brought rich texture and intimate detail to worlds seldom seen on film. Tangerine follows suit, bursting off the screen with energy and style. A decidedly modern Christmas tale told on the streets of L.A.,Tangerine defies expectation at every turn.RSVP HERE.
Starring Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, Brian d'Arcy James and Stanley Tucci, Spotlight tells
the riveting true story of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston Globe
investigation that would rock the city and cause a crisis in one of the
world's oldest and most trusted institutions. When the newspaper's
tenacious Spotlight team of reporters delves into allegations of abuse
in the Catholic Church, their year-long investigation uncovers a
decades-long cover-up at the highest levels of Boston's religious, legal
and government establishment, touching off a wave of revelations around
the world. Directed by Academy Award-nominee Tom McCarthy, Spotlight is a tense investigative dramatic-thriller, tracing the steps to one of the biggest cover-ups in modern times.RSVP HERE.
(T)ERROR is the story
of Saeed "Shariff" Torres, a 63-year-old former Black
Panther-turned-counterterrorism informant for the Federal Bureau of
Investigation. The film is the first documentary to place filmmakers on
the ground during an active FBI counterterrorism sting operation. (T)ERROR interweaves
Shariff's fascinating journey with a penetrating look at the
government's broader counterterrorism campaign, bringing viewers
face-to-face with issues of domestic surveillance, racial profiling,
entrapment, freedom of speech, and freedom of religious expression.
Taut, stark and controversial, (T)ERROR illuminates the
fragile relationships between individuals and the surveillance state in
modern America and asks, "who is watching the watchers?"RSVP HERE.
An adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's seminal novel The Price of Salt, Carol follows
two women from very different backgrounds who find themselves in an
unexpected love affair in 1950s New York. As conventional norms of the
time challenge their undeniable attraction, an honest story emerges to
reveal the resilience of the heart in the face of change. A young woman
in her 20s, Therese Belivet (Rooney Mara), is a clerk working in a
Manhattan department store and dreaming of a more fulfilling life when
she meets Carol (Cate Blanchett), an alluring woman trapped in a
loveless, convenient marriage. As an immediate connection sparks between
them, the innocence of their first encounter dims and their connection
deepens. While Carol breaks free from the confines of marriage, her
husband (Kyle Chandler) begins to question her competence as a mother as
her involvement with Therese and close relationship with her best
friend Abby (Sarah Paulson) come to light. Carolis directed
by Todd Haynes and written by Phyllis Nagy with moving performances
from Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Sarah Paulson, Kyle Chandler, Jake
Lacy and Cory Michael Smith. RSVP HERE.
For a complete listing of all the Spirit Awards screenings, CLICK HERE.
As a member of IFP Chicago, you and a guest will get in FREE to all screenings! You'll also receive discounts to all IFP Chicago screenings, classes and workshops, discounts to classes at AbelCine, trial memberships to 2112, discounts to the Chicago Underground Film Festival, you'll be able to vote in the 2017 Spirit Awards, and much, much MORE! Check out all the perks of being a member HERE.