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Our World, Our Lives: A Documentary Series

At a time when alternative facts are all the rage, we return to cinéma-vérité and the documentary form at large to examine the world we live in and the people we live with.

Revisit works by seasoned French directors, such as New Wave's Agnès Varda, and discover some of the best of a booming new generation of filmmakers consistently singled out for praise by the international press.

Don't miss out on young Chicago filmmakers with a selection of short documentaries curated by the Chicago International Film Festival and presented prior to each feature. Join our guest speakers as they shed light on facts often stranger than fiction and become a critic during our post-screening discussions

Are you ready? Because anything can happen when you walk out, camera in hand, to meet reality…

Films in this Series


Sept 26: Le bois dont les rêves sont faits / The Woods Dreams Are Made Of by by Claire Simon

Oct 18: Les glaneurs et la glaneuse / The Gleaners and I by Agnes Varda

Nov 14: Swagger by Olivier Babinet

Dec 13: Les pépites / Little Gems by Xavier de Lauzanne

Jan 16 : Hitchcock/Truffaut by Kent Jones

Feb 15 : I am not your negro by Raoul Peck

April 17 : Demain / Tomorrow by Cyril Dion & Mélanie Laurent

May 22 : Bienvenue au Réfugistan/ Welcome to Refugeestan by Anne Poiret

June 21 : Crazy Horse by Frederick Wiseman

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