Crazy Horse

Crazy Horse

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


Thursday, June 21 at 6:30 p.m.
$7 Members / $10 Non-Members / Includes a glass of French wine
54 W. Chicago Avenue

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In French with English substitles• Fête de la Musique!

Crazy Horse by Frederick Wiseman (2011, 134 min.)

One of the greatest documentary filmmakers of our time, and the recipient of a 2016 Honorary Oscar from the Academy, Frederick Wiseman has set his camera on renowned French institutions such as the Comédie Française and the Paris Opéra Ballet before going behind-the-scenes at the famous Crazy Horse burlesque revue in Paris.

You are invited to “contemplate the intricacies of the creative process, the daily rhythms of a complex organization and the tensions between artistic ambition and practicality — and also to look at very beautiful women wearing very little." – A.O. Scott, The New York Times

Short film: Team Taliban by Benjamin Kegan (2009, 11 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…