Gene Siskel Film Center is a unique cinema, based in Chicago, which curates a mix of new, classic, international, and local films. This eclectic mix gives movie-goers the opportunity to broaden their viewing-repertoire from just the latest blockbuster hits.m The theater sets itself apart from other cinemas by regularly hosting film makers, allowing viewers to partake in discussions with directors themselves.
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“Identifying Features” Mexican thriller now at Chicago’s Gene Siskel Film Center Virtual Cinema and Film at Lincoln Center, NYC
Although you may already have a sense of the tragic outcome of Mexican director Fernanda Valadez and her writing partner Astrid Rondero’s new thriller, Identifying Features, you can’t take your eyes ...
Gotham winner ‘Identifying Features’ comes to Siskel
In Identifying Features, director Fernanda Valadez has crafted a lyrical, suspenseful slow burn, equally constructed of moments of beauty and horror.
Gene Siskel Film Center names Rebecca Fons director of programming
Rebecca Fons, former Chicago International Film Festival education head and Iowa City programmer, moves to Gene Siskel Film Center in key curatorial role.
Film with Michigan roots now available for streaming
Once Upon a River” had been scheduled for last April 9, to open the Capital City Film Festival. It has a Michigan feel, CCFF co-founder Dominic Cochrane said, and more: “The acting is really good. And ...
The Sundance Film Festival comes to Colorado
It’s going to be shorter this year, but it’s also coming a lot closer to home: The 2021 Sundance Film Festival is going virtual. A bummer for those who like gathering in theaters to share cinematic ...
Who is Stephanie James? Meet 'Worst Cooks in America' contestant whose son thinks she deserves that label
Stephanie James was eliminated from 'Worst Cooks in America' on Sunday (January 10) night. She was one of the main contenders to win the $25,000 prize money but her journey was cut short because the ...
Film Center’s Barbara Scharres closes out a career of bringing the world to Chicago
“From the start, the Film Center was a wealth of world cinema ... School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and Barbara Scharres pose with portraits of Gene Siskel during the Film Center ...
Belmont Cragin, Hermosa
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Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town
Elizabeth Collazo said Wicker Park and Bucktown's proximity to the Kennedy Expressway makes the neighborhoods a prime target for carjackings. The fast food restaurant has been in the works since July ...
Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale
The move involving the Parson's site in Logan Square raises broader questions about whether threats of lawsuits should dictate if city legislation moves forward, an alderman said. “The way I look at ...
Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop
Ten films highlighting how community organizations battled gun violence, coronavirus and civic unrest will be screened and discussed Wednesday through the Gene Siskel Film Center. Among the most ...
Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park
Here's how you can get gifts to Chicago families this holiday season. Ten films highlighting how community organizations battled gun violence, coronavirus and civic unrest will be screened and ...