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Thanks to everyone who made it out for the 20th Anniversary of The Black Harvest Film Festival!  We have some amazing programming coming up in September including Steve James' documentary about the incredible life of Chicago's own Roger Ebert, LIFE ITSELF, the hybrid animated/live action film THE CONGRESS and our fall lecture series begins with the rarely seen LAUGHTER, just to name a few!  Check out the full schedule here!

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Don't miss Kristen Wiig in a rare dramatic role!  Based on the short story by Alice Munro, HATESHIP LOVESHIP is playing through May 1!
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"A brutally eloquent panorama of modern China... A TOUCH OF SIN exists across the border of tolerance."

Michael Phillips of the +Chicago Tribune on Jia Zhangke's A TOUCH OF SIN, playing through Thursday at the Film Center.

See it tonight at 7:45!

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-11-21/entertainment/chi-touch-of-sin-1122-20131121_1_sauna-receptionist-jia-zhangke-sin
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"I can hear you whisperin' children, so I know you're down there. I can feel myself gettin' awful mad. I'm out of patience children. I'm coming to find you now."

THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER—final show tonight at 6:15 in 35mm!

http://www.siskelfilmcenter.org/night-hunter
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We only have 5 tickets left for tonight's 8:00 show of BE KNOWN featuring jazz artist Kahil El'Zabar and director Dwayne Johnson-Cochran in person for Q&A, followed by a reception and  a performance by Ethnic Heritage Ensemble!

Get 'em quick. You can also see BE KNOWN, Kahil, Dwayne, along with special guests and events tomorrow at 5:15 and Monday at 7:45.

http://www.siskelfilmcenter.org/be-known
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Our weeklong run of Oscar nominee for Best Feature Documentary, Jehane Noujaim's THE SQUARE, continues tonight at 5:30!

Don't miss this thrilling, chaotic chronicle of Egypt's revolution, filmed at street level in Tahir Square–our run must end Thursday!
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Added photos to 86th Academy Awards Nominations Panel.

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Congratulations to all of this morning's Oscar nominees! We're proud to have shown these nominees in 2013:

Wong Kar-wai's THE GRANDMASTER (Cinematography, Costume Design)

Richard Linklater's BEFROE MIDNIGHT (Adapted Screenplay)

Joshua Oppenheimer's THE ACT OF KILLING (Documentary Feature)

Morgan Neville's TWENTY FEET FROM STARDOM (Documentary Feature)

and Thomas Vinterberg's THE HUNT (Foreign Language)

We're also very excited to be premiering Jehane Noujaim's THE SQUARE (nominated for Documentary Feature) beginning tomorrow night. Friday's 8:15 show is already SOLD OUT! Don't miss this must see film!

Finally, we hope that you'll join us this afternoon at 4:30 for our fantastic Oscar Panel. Listen to Chicago's top critics discuss the nominees and stick around from some win and small bites courtesy of the Chicago Reader and Lavazza Espression.

Get your questions ready! Need to brush up on the nominees? Visit The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences/ The Oscars below for the full list!

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Have you seen Abdellatif Kechiche's controversial Cannes Palme d'Or winner BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR starring Léa Seydoux and Adèle Exarchopoulos? You have another chance this week....

The Film Center is proud to present a weeklong run of one of 2013's most daring and talked about films! Our first show starts tonight @ 6:30!

http://www.siskelfilmcenter.org/blue-is-the-warmest-color
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In a little more than a week, we'll be presenting our annual Oscar® Nominations Panel!

Join us for a cocktail hour discussion on Thursday, January 16 at 4:30 and hear Chicago's top critics dish about this year's nominees! A wine reception, sponsored by the +Chicago Reader, follows in our Gallery/Café!

Did we mention this event is FREE? Check out the event page here for more details:
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