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Festival de la Francophonie: Chicago premiere of Yves Sioui Durand’s film MESNAK with director Q&A at Alliance Francaise of Chicago


Alliance Francaise of Chicago
March 23, 2013 at 1:00 – 9:00 pm
In partnership with the Festival du Film Francophone de Kalamazoo, curated by Vincent Desroches from Western Michigan University.

7:00 p.m. Mesnak (2011, 96 min.) – Québec / First Nations Introduced by director Yves Sioui Durand While rehearsing the role of Hamlet in Montreal, Dave, an Aboriginal actor in his twenties, receives a photo of Gertrude, his biological mother, about whom he knows nothing. The young man immediately leaves in search of the Kinoganish reserve, where he meets Chief Claude St-Onge, who is preparing a referendum on the cutting rights of a logging company. Without realizing it, Dave has stumbled on Gertrude’s future husband, and an old love triangle involving his dead father, the chief and his mother.

Also being screened will be: 1:00 p.m.: Matière Grise/Grey Matter (2011, 100 min.) – Rwanda, by Kivu Ruhorahoza. Winner Best Actor and Special Jury Prize at the Tribeca Film Festival; Ecunemical Jury Award at Warsaw International Film Festival. First film ever made in Rwanda. Followed by a café & conversation.

3:00 p.m.: Toussaint Louverture (2012, 180 min.) – France / Haïti, by Philippe Niang. Nominated for outstanding mini-series at the Monte-Carlo TV Festival, Toussaint Louverture tells the story of the liberation of Haiti. Followed by an apéritif & conversation

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Ever Want to Work in a Record Store?

Well here’s your chance, twice! Take your significant other and live vicariously through the like of Rob Gorden (John Cusack’s High Fidelity character) and Corey (Liv Tyler’s Empire Records character) as Lincoln Hall hosts two of the greatest record store movies of all time. Picnic baskets not necessary with the great food and drink deals.

Lincoln Hall Hosts “High Fidelity / Empire Records” Double Feature – August 18


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31+ Flavors: Movies In The Park Date Night Ideas

With the summer slowly winding down who wants to spend all those wonderful evenings pumping dollars into Redbox and waiting for Netflix to show up? Get out with your significant other and enjoy whats left of summer with a great selection of movies in the park. Don’t forget your lawn chairs and picnic baskets, eh boo boo?

Movies In The Park Schedule

08/04/10 8:00 PM Daddy Day Care (PG)* Brands Park

08/04/10 8:00 PM Imagine That (PG) Merrimac Park

08/04/10 8:00 PM Matilda (PG)* Humboldt Park

08/04/10 8:00 PM The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (PG) Midway Plaisance Park

08/05/10 8:00 PM Astro Boy (PG) Seward Park

08/05/10 8:00 PM The Family That Preys (PG-13)* West Pullman Park

08/05/10 8:00 PM Where The Wild Things Are (PG) Vittum Park

08/06/10 8:00 PM Antz (PG)* Wilson (Frank J.) Park

08/06/10 8:00 PM Tyler Perry’s I Can Do Bad All By Myself (PG-13)* Woodhull Playground Park

08/06/10 8:00 PM Close Encounters of the Third Kind (PG)* Independence Park

08/06/10 8:00 PM Where The Wild Things Are (PG) Bell Park

08/07/10 8:00 PM Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs (PG)* Jonquil Playlot Park (c/o Wrightwood Park)

08/07/10 8:00 PM Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs (PG)* Norwood Park

08/07/10 8:00 PM Where The Wild Things Are (PG) Harrison Park

08/09/10 8:00 PM Hancock (PG-13) @ Cricket Hill

08/09/10 8:00 PM Searching For Bobby Fischer (PG) Lincoln Park Cultural Center

08/09/10 8:00 PM The Long Shots (PG) Moore Park

08/10/10 8:00 PM Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs (PG)* Smith (Joseph Higgins) Park

08/10/10 8:00 PM The Blind Side (PG-13) Park No. 551 (Fulton River Park)

08/10/10 8:00 PM Top Gun (PG) @ Chicago History Museum

08/11/10 8:00 PM Cuestion de Principios (NR) Harrison Park

08/11/10 8:00 PM Invictus (PG-13) Clarendon Park Community Center

08/11/10 8:00 PM School of Rock (PG-13)* Touhy Park

08/11/10 8:00 PM Iron Man (PG -13) Midway Plaisance Park

08/12/10 8:00 PM Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs (PG)* Lorraine Dixon Park

08/12/10 8:00 PM G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra (PG-13) Tilton Park

08/12/10 8:00 PM Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen (PG-13) Clark (John) Park

08/13/10 8:00 PM Kung Fu Panda (PG)* Schreiber Playground Park

08/13/10 8:00 PM The Blind Side (PG-13) Foster Park

08/13/10 8:00 PM The Long Shots (PG) Kells Playground Park

08/14/10 8:00 PM Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs (PG)* Harrison Park

08/14/10 8:00 PM Where The Wild Things Are (PG) Winnemac Park

08/15/10 8:00 PM Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs (PG) Churchill Field Playlot Park (c/o Holstein
Park)

08/16/10 8:00 PM Pee Wee’s Big Adventure (PG)* @ Cricket Hill

08/16/10 8:00 PM Where The Wild Things Are (PG) Pottawattomie Park

08/17/10 8:00 PM Sherlock Holmes (PG-13) South Shore Cultural Center

08/17/10 8:00 PM Twilight: New Moon (PG-13) Park No. 551 (Fulton River Park)

08/18/10 8:00 PM Clue (PG)* Indian Boundary Park & Cultural Center

08/18/10 8:00 PM Libertador Morales, El Justiciero (NR) Kosciuszko Park

08/19/10 8:00 PM Shorts (PG) Trebes Park

08/19/10 8:00 PM The Blind Side (PG-13) Dunbar Park

08/19/10 8:00 PM The Blind Side (PG-13) Skinner Park

08/20/10 8:00 PM Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs (PG)* Hamlin Park

08/20/10 8:00 PM Shrek 2 (PG)* Nichols Park

08/20/10 8:00 PM The Blind Side (PG-13) Golden Gate Park

08/21/10 8:00 PM The Blind Side (PG-13) Avalon Park

08/21/10 8:00 PM The Wiz (G)* @ DuSable Museum

08/21/10 8:00 PM To Catch A Thief (NR)* Jonquil Playlot Park (c/o Wrightwood Park)

08/22/10 8:00 PM How To Train Your Dragon (PG) Unity Playlot Park (c/o Kosciuszko Park)

08/24/10 7:45 PM Monsters Vs. Aliens (PG) Erie Park (Park No. 511)

08/24/10 7:45 PM The Wiz (G)* South Shore Cultural Center

08/25/10 7:45 PM The Goonies (PG)* River Park

08/26/10 7:45 PM Astro Boy (PG) Riis Park

08/26/10 8:00 PM The Blind Side (PG-13) Rainbow Beach & Park

08/27/10 7:45 PM Harry Potter & The Goblet Of Fire (PG-13) Ridge Park

08/27/10 7:45 PM Julie & Julia (PG-13) Athletic Field Park

08/27/10 7:45 PM Planet 51 (PG) Veterans’ Memorial Park

08/27/10 7:45 PM The Blind Side (PG-13) Smith (Wendell) Playlot Park

08/28/10 7:45 PM Little Big League (PG)* @ Little Cubs Stadium Humboldt Park

08/28/10 7:45 PM Sherlock Holmes (PG-13) Rutherford Sayre Park

08/30/10 7:45 PM The Blind Side (PG-13) Grand Crossing Park

08/31/10 7:45 PM Fame (2009) (PG) South Shore Cultural Center

08/31/10 7:45 PM Monsters Vs. Aliens (PG) Park No. 551 (Fulton River Park)

09/01/10 7:45 PM Pretty In Pink (PG-13)* @ Chicago History Museum

09/01/10 7:45 PM The Blind Side (PG-13) Robichaux Park

09/07/10 7:45 PM Seabiscuit (PG-13)* Erie Park (Park No. 511)

09/10/10 7:45 PM Harry Potter & The Order of the Phoenix (PG-13)* Marquette Park

09/10/10 7:45 PM The Long Shots (PG) Sumner School Park

09/10/10 7:45 PM Up (PG) Independence Park

I’m looking forward to The Wiz and Pee Wee’s Big Adventure. What movies in the park are you planning on seeing?
source: Chicago Park District

$1 Popcorn and $1 Drink at AMC Theatres on Sunday

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Go to your Chicago Area AMC Theatre armed with these AMC $1 any size drink and $1 any size popcorn printable coupons on Sunday, July 25th and catch a movie with your date!

Tickets will still set you back $11.50 or so each (we’ll be the first to let you know when we find discounted tickets) but you can’t beat a giant bladder-busting $1 drink and salty, buttery tub-o-popcorn to share!

Sorry, it’s Sunday only — we recommend getting your tickets ASAP online if you want to go see Inception or Eclipse.

July: Movies in the Parks

Now you can’t beat free when you and your date are looking for a great Date Night experience. Grab a blanket fit for the lawn, perhaps a bottle of wine and head out to a movie playing in one of Chicago’s many parks:

July 1 “E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial” (Hoyne Playground Park, 3417 S. Hamilton Ave.)
July 1 “17 Again” (Wentworth Park, 5625 S. Mobile Ave.)
July 2 “The Blind Side” (Sherman Park, 1301 W. 52nd St.)
July 2 “The Blind Side” (Margate Park, 4921 N. Marine Drive)
July 2 “Tyler Perry’s I Can Do Bad All by Myself” (Sherwood Park, 5701 S. Shields Ave.)
July 3 “Apollo 13” (Independence Park, 3945 N. Springfield Ave.)
July 6 “Where the Wild Things Are” (Pottawattomie Park, 7340 N. Rogers Ave.)
July 6 “The Blind Side” (Washington Park, 5531 S. Martin Luther King Dr.)
July 7 “Star Trek” (Piotrowski Park, 4247 W. 31st St.)
July 7 “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” (Gompers Park, 4222 W. Foster Ave.)
July 7 “The Getaway” (Mozart Park, 2036 N. Avers St.)
July 8 “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” (Ken-Well Park, 2945 N. Kenosha Ave.)
July 8 “Where the Wild Things Are” (Brooks Park, 7100 N. Harlem Ave.)
July 8 “Field of Dreams” (Munroe Park, 2617 W. 105th St.)
July 9 “The Blind Side” (Fernwood Park, 10436 S. Wallace St.)
July 9 “The Goonies” (Mayfair Park, 4550 W. Sunnyside Ave.)
July 9 “The Neverending Story” (Chase Park, 4701 N. Ashland Ave.)
July 10 “The Blind Side” (13th Street and St. Louis Avenue)
July 10 “The Spy Next Door” (Revere Park, 2509 W. Irving Park Rd.)
July 10 “Shorts” (Peterson Park, 5801 N. Pulaski Rd.)
July 12 “Annie” (Cricket Hill, Montrose Avenue and Simonds Drive)
July 12 “Tyler Perry’s I Can Do Bad All by Myself” (Jackson Park, 6401 S. Stony Island Ave.)
July 13 “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” (Erie Park, 630 N. Kingsbury St.)
July 13 “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” (Fulton River Park, 601 W. Kinzie St.)
July 13 “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” (Lincoln Park, outside the Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark St.)
July 14 “Cinco dias sin Nora” (Harrison Park, 1824 S. Wood St.)
July 14 “The Blind Side” (Amundsen Park, 6200 W. Bloomingdale Ave.)
July 15 “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” (Pasteur Park, 5825 S. Kostner Ave.)
July 15 “The Blind Side” (Sheridan Park, 910 S. Aberdeen St.)
July 15 “Tyler Perry’s Daddy’s Little Girls” (O’Hallaren Park, 8335 S. Honore St.)
July 16 “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” (Hollywood Park, 3312 W. Thorndale Ave.)
July 16 “Where the Wild Things Are” (Roosevelt Park, 62 W. Roosevelt Rd.)
July 16 “The Wiz” (Washington Park, 5531 S. Martin Luther King Dr.)
July 17 “Raiders of the Lost Ark” (Jonquil Playlot Park, 1023 W. Wrightwood Ave.)
July 17 “The Wiz” (Brainerd Park, 1246 W. 92nd St.)
July 17 “Hotel for Dogs” (Paschen Park, 1932 W. Lunt Ave.)
July 18 “Little Big League” (Beverly Park, 2460 W. 102nd St.)
July 19 “Espiral” (Calumet Park, 9801 S. Ave. G)
July 19 “Some Like it Hot” (Cricket Hill, Montrose Avenue and Simonds Drive)
July 20 “Where the Wild Things Are” (Wildwood Park, 6950 N. Hiawatha Ave.)
July 20 “The School of Rock” (Churchill Field, 1825 N. Damen Ave.)
July 20 “The Fighting Temptations” (Wentworth Gardens, 3770 S. Wentworth Ave.)
July 21 “Tyler Perry’s I Can Do Bad All by Myself” (Hermitage Park, 5839 S. Wood St.)
July 21 “Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Family Reunion” (Palmer Park, 201 E. 111th St.)
July 21 “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” (Gross Park, 2708 W. Lawrence Ave.)
July 22 “Akeelah and the Bee” (Austin Town Hall, 5610 W. Lake St.)
July 22 “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” (Simons Park, 1640 N. Drake Ave.)
July 22 “Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa” (Touhy Park, 7348 N. Paulina St.)
July 22 “The Goonies” (Rainey Park, 4350 W. 79th St.)
July 23 “Planet 51” (Kilbourn Park & Organic Green House, 3501 N. Kilbourn Ave.)
July 23 “Freedom Writers” (Douglas Park Cultural & Community Center, 1401 S. Sacramento Dr.)
July 23 “The Blind Side” (Gwendolyn Brooks Park, 4542 S. Greenwood Ave.)
July 24 “Five on the Black Hand Side” (Washington Park – DuSable Museum, 740 E. 56th Pl.)
July 24 “Ghost Busters” (Haas Park, 2402 N. Washtenaw Ave.)
July 24 “Yo soy Boricua, pa’que tu lo sepas!” (Humboldt Stables, 3015 W. Division St.)
July 26 “The Longshots” (Union Park, 1501 W. Randolph St.)
July 26 “Where the Wild Things Are” (Cricket Hill, Montrose Avenue and Simonds Drive)
July 26 “El Premio Flaco” (Mozart Park, 2036 N. Avers St.)
July 27 “Valentine’s Day” (South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Drive)
July 27 “Tyler Perry’s I Can Do Bad All by Myself” (Metcalfe Park, 4134 S. State St)
July 27 “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” (Normandy Playground Park, 6660 W. 52nd St.)
July 28 “Double Indemnity” (Berger Park, 6205 N. Sheridan Rd.)
July 28 “Planet 51” (Wicker Park, 1425 N. Damen Ave.)
July 29 “The Wizard of Oz” (Mt. Greenwood Park, 3724 W. 111th St.)
July 29 “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” (Moran Playground Park, 5727 S. Racine Ave.)
July 29 “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” (John P. Wilson Park, 1122 W. 34th Pl.)
July 30 “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” (Franklin Park, 4320 W. 15th St.)
July 30 “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” (Commercial Club Playground, 1845 W. Rice St.)
July 31 “City Slickers” (Oz Park, 2021 N. Burling St.)
July 31 “Roberto Clemente: An American Experience” (Humboldt Park Baseball Fields, 1440 N. Sacramento Ave.)
July 31 “Something’s Gotta Give” (Sauganash Park, 5861 N. Kostner Ave.)

For More Information Check out this Schedule at ChicagoParkDistrict.com