GENE SISKEL FILM CENTER TO HOST
NEIGHBORHOOD NIGHT MONDAY, DECEMBER 5,
AN EVENING OF COMMUNITY AND QUALITY CINEMA
NEIGHBORHOOD NIGHT KICKOFF IN ANTICIPATION OF THE
20TH ANNUAL CHICAGO EUROPEAN UNION FILM FESTIVAL (CEUFF),
PRESENTING 2016 CEUFF AUDIENCE AWARD WINNER LAND OF SONGS
Member price of $6 offered to all screenings
The Gene Siskel Film Center, the Chicago Loop Theatre District’s only arthouse movie theater, is hosting its quarterly Neighborhood Night on Monday, December 5. All are invited, and the Film Center is especially excited to welcome Loop workers, visitors, and area residents to a local and unique cinema experience. Attendees will enjoy the membership price of $6, while Film Center members pay $5. Screenings are at 6:00 pm, 6:15 pm, 7:45 pm, and 8:15 pm. A light reception from 7:30 to 8:45 pm will include krispy bites from Goddess and the Baker, located nearby in the neighborhood at 33 S. Wabash.
Neighborhood Night connects the community and film lovers alike as an opportunity to mingle and talk movies, as well as give audiences the opportunity to be reminded of our diverse and inclusive film programming. December 5th is a special Neighborhood Night in that we are kicking off the countdown to our most ambitious annual program, the Chicago European Union Film Festival, which has long been a favorite of film critics and our members. Last year the festival attendance grew by 30%—we look forward to seeing even more movie lovers in 2017,” said Gene Siskel Film Center Executive Director Jean de St. Aubin.
The Film Center will show four different movies during Neighborhood Night:
Ÿ- 6:00 pm: New 4K restoration of Tampopo, the classic 80s Japanese comedy in which cowboy-hatted Goro takes ramen noodle shop purveyor Tampopo on a quest for The Perfect Noodle.
- 6:15 pm: 19th Annual Chicago European Union Film Festival Audience Award winner Land of Songs, an elegiac documentary looking at five lively Lithuanian grannies who are the last to sing their region’s traditional folk songs.
- 7:45 pm: First Chicago run of Being 17, in which love and hatred are two sides of sexual desire in this coming-of-age story, concerns the deep attraction between Damien, a brainy son of professionals, and Tom, the adopted biracial son of farmers.
-Ÿ 8:15 pm: Hieronymus Bosch: Touched by the Devil, the portrait of an artist and also a behind-the-scenes art-world drama involving territorialism and jealousy
For more details about Neighborhood Night, please visit this link:
All screenings are at the Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, located at 164 N. State St.
Tickets to each Neighborhood Night screening are $6/general admission and students, $5/Film Center members, and $5/Art Institute of Chicago staff and School of the Art Institute of Chicago faculty, staff, and students. All tickets may be purchased at the Film Center Box Office. Both general admission and Film Center member tickets are available through the Gene Siskel Film Center’s website www.siskelfilmcenter.org/content/tickets or through the individual films’ weblinks on www.siskelfilmcenter.org. A surcharge of $1.50 per ticket will be charged per transaction. The Film Center and its box office are open 5:00 to 8:30 pm, Monday through Thursday; 1:00 to 8:30 pm, Friday; 2:00 to 8:30 pm Saturday; and 2:00 to 5:30 pm Sunday.
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A Film Center membership is a year-round ticket to great movies for only $6 per screening (and $5 per screening at Neighborhood Night)! Individual Memberships are $50 and Dual memberships are $80. For more information, call 312-846-2600 or visit www.siskelfilmcenter.org.
Discounted parking is available for $18 at the InterPark SELF-PARK at 20 E. Randolph St. A rebate sticker can be obtained from the Film Center box office.
The Gene Siskel Film Center is located near CTA trains and buses. Nearest CTA stations are Lake (Red line); State/Lake (Brown, Green, Orange, Pink, Purple lines); and Washington (Blue line). CTA bus lines serving State St.: 2, 6, 10, 29, 36, 62, 144, and 146.
For more information about the Film Center, call 312-846-2800 (24-hour movie hotline) or 312-846-2600 (general information, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday), or visit www.siskelfilmcenter.org.
About the Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago Since 1972, the Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago has presented cutting edge cinema to an annual audience of 80,000. The Film Center’s programming includes annual film festivals that celebrate diverse voices and international cultures, premieres of trailblazing work by today’s independent filmmakers, restorations and revivals of essential films from cinema history, and insightful provocative discussions with filmmakers and media artists. Altogether, the Film Center hosts over 1,500 screenings and 100 filmmaker appearances every year. Visit www.siskelfilmcenter.org to learn more and find out what’s playing today.
About the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
For more than 150 years, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) has been a leader in educating the world’s most influential artists, designers and scholars. Located in downtown Chicago with a fine arts graduate program consistently ranking among the top programs in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, SAIC provides an interdisciplinary approach to art and design as well as world-class resources, including the Art Institute of Chicago museum, on-campus galleries and state-of-the-art facilities. SAIC’s undergraduate, graduate and post-baccalaureate students have the freedom to take risks and create the bold ideas that transform Chicago and the world—as seen through notable alumni and faculty such as Michelle Grabner, David Sedaris, Elizabeth Murray, Richard Hunt, Georgia O’Keeffe, Cynthia Rowley, Nick Cave, Jeff Koons and LeRoy Neiman. www.saic.edu