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Chicago Film Society Kicks Off New Season Of Rarities Wednesday At NEIU

By Patty Wetli | January 10, 2017 5:31am
 The film society's eclectic lineup kicks off Wednesday with the noir classic
The film society's eclectic lineup kicks off Wednesday with the noir classic "Nightmare Alley."
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NORTH PARK — The Chicago Film Society (which has dropped the "Northwest" in its name) kicks off its 2017 season of "restorations, rediscoveries and rejects" with the noir classic "Nightmare Alley" on Wednesday at Northeastern Illinois University.

The 1947 movie, starring Tyrone Power as a shady carnival mentalist, includes scenes shot in Chicago and will screen in its 35-mm glory, 7:30 p.m., NEIU's Auditorium, Building E, 3701 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. Admission is $5.

NEIU will host the majority of the society's programming, but a handful of flicks have also been scheduled for the Music Box, 3733 N. Southport Ave., and the Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St.

Highlights include the Chicago premiere of a restored version of "The Front Page," a part-silent/part-talkie film from a young Frank Capra, and the late Debbie Reynolds starring opposite Shelley Winters in "What's the Matter With Helen?" dubbed a "hag horror" classic.

The schedule:

• Jan. 18, "Hollywood Shuffle," Robert Townsend's 1987 satire of Hollywood's treatment of African-American actors, 7:30 p.m., NEIU.

• Jan. 23, "The Front Page." The 1931 Ben Hecht-Charles MacArthur comedy has been given new life courtesy of the restoration of a long-lost American release version, making its Chicago premiere, 7 p.m., Music Box, $7.

• Jan. 25, "Wind Across the Everglades," from 1958, 7:30 p.m., NEIU.

• Feb. 1, Jim Jarmusch's "Night on Earth," from 1991, 7:30 p.m., NEIU.

• Feb. 6, "Candy Mountain," from 1987, not available on home video, 7:30 p.m., Music Box.

• Feb. 8, 1961's "The Errand Boy," directed by Jerry Lewis, 7:30 p.m., NEIU.

• Feb. 15, "Puzzle of a Downfall Child," from 1970, starring Faye Dunaway, 7:30 p.m., NEIU.

• Feb. 21, "Law and Order," a take on the Wyatt Earp legend starring Walter Huston and written by John Huston, 7:30 p.m., NEIU.

• March 1, "What's the Matter With Helen?," 7:30 p.m., NEIU.

• March 8, Frank Capra's "The Younger Generation," from 1929, 7:30 p.m., NEIU.

• March 13, "Babe: Pig in the City," 1998 from "Mad Max" auteur George Miller, 7 p.m., Music Box.

• April 3, "Veronika Voss," the final film from director R.W. Fassbinder released in his lifetime, 7 p.m., Music Box.

• April 18, "Who Killed Teddy Bear," from 1965 starring Sal Mineo, 7:30 p.m., NEIU.

• April 20, an evening with Danny Lyon, photographer and University of Chicago alum, featuring his films "Willie" and "Born to Film," 7 p.m., Logan Center for the Arts, free admission.

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