Online Ciné-Club: Conviction

Online Ciné-Club: Conviction

Monday, September 14 at 6:30 p.m.
Free admission - Donations encouraged
This event takes place online - zoom links will be emailed the morning of the event

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You can't handle the truth! This week, we'll be taking a (virtual) trip to the Gene Siskel Film Center to catch a courtcase thriller about a real life murder trial. On the table for discussion: 

Conviction ("Une Intime conviction", 2018)

Rent here (The Gene Siskel Center's virtual cinema)

The court has ruled that Jacques Viguier has murdered his wife. Nora, a juror at the hearing, thinks otherwise. When she takes it on herself to organize a second hearing for the man she believes to have been wrongfully accused, the litigation gets messy. Join us for this tour de force courtroom thriller ... and reserve your judgment until the end!

[From the Gene Siskel Center]:

Based on the true story of a notorious French murder case, this thrilling courtroom drama draws an amateur researcher, a short-order cook by trade, and a famous defense attorney into a battle to prove the innocence of an accused wife murderer in the face of the prejudicial court of public opinion. That quest comes at a price that the pair may not be ready to pay. As the attorney, award-winning Belgian actor Olivier Gourmet, acclaimed for his work in films by the Dardenne brothers (THE KID WITH A BIKE, THE SON) delivers a stunning tour de force performance. 



Isn’t it time you caught up on all those French cult classics you’ve been meaning to watch? If you’re a cinéphilefrancophile, or just looking for some fun conversation in these isolating times, we’ve got you covered.
Each week, we’ll reveal the film up for discussion by Wednesday on our social media and the events page of our website. We’ll also include some context to consider while watching, and some links for where to view it. You’ll have the rest of the week to watch the film independently and then we’ll group up online via Zoom on Monday at 6:30 PM to discuss. BYOB (or W). Sound good?  

For the sake of inclusivity, the discussion will be in English. When you register, we’ll send you a link for accessing the conversation group. Come full of thoughts or just full of ramblings – we’ll take either, or both! 

Discussion will be led by Matthew Jackson, a former AF culture intern. Matthew studied film at the University of Chicago and spends most of his time blathering about movies online.