Demain / Tomorrow

Demain / Tomorrow

 Our World, Our Lives / Notre monde, nos vies: A Documentary Series


Tuesday, April 17 at 6:30 p.m.
$7 Members / $10 Non-Members / Includes a glass of French wine
54 W. Chicago Avenue


Online registration is closed but walk-ins are welcome. Merci !

Nancy Tuchman, Institute of Environmental Sustainability, Loyola University Chicago • In French with English subtitles • Earth Day Celebration!

Demain / Tomorrow by Cyril Dion & Mélanie Laurent (2015, 118 min.)

Popular French actress Mélanie Laurent brings us this winner of the 2016 César for Best Documentary which focuses on finding positive solutions to environmental and social problems in the modern world. Split in five chapters and filmed across the world, the documentary looks at constructive ways to work towards a demain for humanity, one story at a time.

“Required viewing for anyone wondering what they could do to pitch in and save the planet." – Jordan Mintzer, Hollywood Reporter

As the Founding Dean of the Institute of Environmental Sustainability (IES) at Loyola University Chicago, Nancy Tuchman wants to raise public awareness of the unsustainable consumption of our Earth’s natural resources with the goal of transforming behavior, developing policy, and inspiring and preparing next generation science-based environmental leaders.

Short film: Balloonfest by Nathan Truesdell (2016, 6 min., English)

Please note that our wine service begins at 6:00 p.m.


 Film Retrospective 2017-2018

 Our World, Our Lives / Notre monde, nos vies: 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…