Film Screenings at Northeastern Illinois University
Presented by the Chicago Film Society
Sponsored by the Department of Communication, Media and Theatre
This fall marks the 11th season of NEIU’s collaboration with the Chicago Film Society. Highlights of the fall series include “Other Men’s Women” (a 1931 pre-Code drama starring James Cagney and Mary Astor),“Truck Turner” (a 1974 blaxploitation film starring Issac Hayes), “The Color of Money” (directed by Martin Scorsese starring a young Tom Cruise), and “Night of the Demon” (a 1950s Halloween treat directed by Jacques Tourneur).
Tickets cost $3 with a Northeastern ID and $7 for the general public. All screenings are presented by the Chicago Film Society and sponsored by the Department of Communication, Media, and Theatre.
Fall 2018 Schedule
The screenings listed below are held at 7:30 p.m. in Northeastern's Auditorium located in the E Building at 3701 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. in Chicago.
Wednesday, September 12
THE LOST ONE (DER VERLORENE)
Directed by Peter Lorre • 1951 • 35mm from the Goethe-Institut
The only feature film directed by scuzzy everyman Peter Lorre, "The Lost One" is an uncommonly clear-eyed view of Germany's collective guilt and complicity in Nazi atrocities. Not available on DVD/Blu-ray/streaming. In German with English subtitles.
Tuesday, September 18
Directed by Noel Black • 1968 • 35mm from Criterion Pictures, USA
Poor Anthony Perkins just can't lead a normal suburban life, but at least he has the company of gun-toting Tuesday Weld instead of his mother this time around. Plus director Noel Black's landmark short "Skaterdater" in a 35mm preservation print from the Academy Film Archive.
Wednesday, September 26
OTHER MEN’S WOMEN
Directed by William A. Wellman • 1931 • 35mm from Library of Congress
A rough-hewn pre-Code film with trains, griddles, James Cagney and more trains. Did we mention trains?
Wednesday, October 3
MY LIFE AS A DOG
Directed by Lasse Hallström • 1985 • 35mm from CFS Collections
Before selling his soul to Miramax, Lasse Hallström made this crowd-pleasing coming-of-age film that enchanted arthouse audiences everywhere. In Swedish with English subtitles.
Wednesday, October 10
Directed by Jonathan Kaplan • 1974 • 35mm from Park Circus
Fresh from his Oscar-winning "Shaft" soundtrack, Isaac Hayes delivers a new kind of Blaxploitation hero in Mac "Truck" Turner, a lethal bounty hunter who has enough trouble keeping his tabby from peeing on his last clean shirt.
Wednesday, October 17
THE COLOR OF MONEY
Directed by Martin Scorsese • 1986 • 35mm from Disney
"Hustler" who? Scorsese's keynote address on restless, go-go ambition in Reagan's America brings Paul Newman, Tom Cruise, and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio to the dank pool halls of the Windy City.
Wednesday, October 24
TO BE OR NOT TO BE
Directed by Ernst Lubitsch • 1942 • 35mm from Westchester Films
The original antifa comedy, and the only film with the grace and wit to make "They call me Concentration Camp Ehrhardt" into a plausible (and hilarious) recurring punchline.
Wednesday, October 31
NIGHT OF THE DEMON
Directed by Jacques Tourneur • 1957 • 35mm from Sony Pictures Repertory
Spend Halloween with the most sophisticated and cerebral episode of a basic cable ghost hunting show imaginable, with one memorable demon indeed.
Wednesday, November 21
SONG OF THE OPEN ROAD
Directed by S. Sylvan Simon • 1944 • 35mm from private collections
One of W.C. Fields's final films, this forgotten piece of USDA propaganda is certified 100 percent CFS-branded nuttiness. Not available on DVD/Blu-ray/streaming.
Wednesday, December 5
LAUGHTER IN HELL
Directed by Edward L. Cahn • 1933 • 35mm from Universal
Haha, another rare pre-Code film from cult auteur Edward L. Cahn; a film so brutal that it makes "I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang" look like an Astaire-Rogers picture. Not available on DVD/Blu-ray/streaming.
DIRECTIONS AND PARKING
Free street parking is available along Bryn Mawr Ave., west of Central Park Ave. Patrons may also park in any designated NEIU parking lot by purchasing a parking pass. We recommend the Parking Facility, a short walk from Building E. You may also park in Lot D or Lot F.
There are several options for purchasing a single-use NEIU parking pass:
Purchase a $5 pass from the kiosk at the Parking Facility entrance (cash only). Purchase a $5 pass at the Parking Office on the first floor of the Parking Facility. Purchase a $5 virtual permit with your smart phone at www.ppprk.com/park or download the mobile app Passport Parking.
Getting Here with the CTA
Our screenings are also accessible via CTA.
From the Brown Line (Kimball station), one can either walk or take the #82 Kimball-Homan bus to Catalpa and walk the remaining short distance to Building E. From the Blue Line (Jefferson Park station), take the #92 Foster bus to Central Park and walk the remaining short distance to Building E.
For cyclists, a Divvy station is located on the eastern edge of campus at St. Louis and Balmoral. View a map of Divvy station locations.