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Rogers Park - LAST DAY!

Mar 16 to Mar 18
Saturday and Sunday 4:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Kyle Henry - 2017 - 90m - No Matinees


Two Chicago couples struggle to keep their love alive as secrets and long-simmering resentments rise to the surface.  In Rogers Park, four intertwined lives begin to buckle under midlife pressures.

Zeke and his wife Grace navigate parenthood and a financial reversal of fortune. Grace’s brother Chris, a writer battling depression, and his partner Deena face a personal crisis that threatens to tear them apart. Meanwhile, Grace and Chris each struggle to confront a shared family trauma.

Rogers Park is a drama that explores the ties that bind and the midlife forces that shatter relationships over the course of one tumultuous year.

"Intense...insightful...burrows deeply into the minutiae of ordinary life." - Variety

3 1/2 out of 4 stars! "Distinctive in vision and nuance... bracing moments of emotional nakedness...echoes of Cassavetes' A Woman Under the Influence." -

"...brimming with universal truths..." - Chicago Sun-Times

"Director Kyle Henry gives his four lead actors little room to hide in this bracing picture... not once are their performances anything less than utterly uncommonly insightful movie." - Indie Outlook

"The sympathetic performances, understated direction, and thematic emphasis on lower-middle-class unhappiness all reminded me of British filmmaker Mike Leigh, and like him, Henry and Treviño know how to develop narrative momentum through a steady stream of subtle psychological revelation." - Chicago Reader

"[An] affecting drama...It probes the idea of closeness—whether between brother and sister, father and daughter, or friends—and the performance of happiness versus the real thing...well-acted." - The Moving World

"[A] wise screenplay...keenly performances...vivid lensing...Henry achieves a vibrance that is rare among domestic dramas of this ilk” - Moveable Feast

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Mar 18
Sunday 7pm ONLY!

Dir. Andrea Pallaoro - 2017 - 95m - Italy/France/Belgium - In French & English with English subtitles - No Matinees

The intimate portrait of a woman's loss of identity as she teeters between denial and reality. Left alone grappling with the consequences of her husband's imprisonment, Hannah begins to unravel. Through the exploration of her fractured sense of identity and loss of self-control, the film investigates modern day alienation, the struggle to connect, and the dividing lines between individual identity, personal relationships, and societal pressures.

"This is an impressively rigorous exercise, in which the director's sober formalism finds a kindred spirit in his leading lady's studied, secretive restraint.” - Guy Lodge, Variety

“Quite good.” - Michael Sicinski, Cinema Scope

“Pallaoro plays the slow-cinema game with slick, calculating skill, but now flashes of serious substance can be glimpsed beneath the exquisitely steely style.” - Neil Young, Sight and Sound

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Human Flow - Special Encore!

Mar 18
Sunday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Ai Weiwei - 2017 - 140m - Germany - In English - No Matinees

As part of the MIGRATIONS show at the Sanitary Tortilla Factory Gallery!

World-Renowned artist & activist Ai Weiwei's detailed and heartbreaking exploration into the global refugee crisis.

More than 65 million people around the world have been forced from their homes to escape famine, climate change and war, the greatest displacement since World War II. This new experimental documentary examines the staggering scale of the refugee crisis and its profoundly personal human impact. Over the course of one year in 23 countries, Weiwei follows a chain of urgent human stories that stretch across the globe, including Afghanistan, France, Greece, Germany and Iraq.

“Ai simply bears witness in a film that, like many of his sculptural pieces, establishes a creative tension between its giant scale and its individual pieces.” - Kate Taylor, Globe and Mail

“This is angry, thoughtful, straightforward activist journalism: blunt, simple and impossible to ignore.” - Dave Calhoun, Time Out

“Engrossing, visually stunning documentary” - Deborah Young, Hollywood Reporter

“With its epic scale and global reach, Human Flow is a powerful testament to a shameful crime against humanity.” - John Bleasdale, CineVue

“Ai Weiwei's camera shows us the enormity of the problem - now it's our turn to do something.” - Jordan Hoffman, Guardian

“As DeMillean in scope as it is radical in its call to compassion, it's basically The Ten Commandments of dissident art.” - Robbie Collin, Daily Telegraph (UK)

“Films rarely fit their titles as snugly as Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei's ambitious, timely documentary survey of the worldwide refugee crisis.” - Lee Marshall, Screen International

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Alibi Midnight Madness Presents

Masters of the Universe - the Dolph Lundgren 1987 cult hit! poster

Masters of the Universe - the Dolph Lundgren 1987 cult hit!

Mar 30 to Mar 31
Friday and Saturday 10:30pm only!

Dir. Gary Goddard - 1987 - 106m - An ALIBI MIDNIGHT MOVIE MADNESS special - $8 general / $6 students

An 80's schlock classic, full on ridiculous, hilarious and yummy bad - ENJOY!

Dolph Lundgren stars in this live-action film version of the popular television cartoon series (based on a collection of Mattel action figures). Lundgren is He-Man, a well-muscled super-hero, battling the evil Skeletor (a great Frank Langella!) for control of the universe. Skeletor has designs on conquering the planet Eternia, a ravaged utopia ruled over by the Sorceress of Greyskull Castle (Christina Pickles). He-Man is summoned to stop Skeletor's plans. But when the wily dwarf Gwildor (Billy Barty) utilizes his Cosmic Key, He-Man and Skeletor finds themselves transported to California. There, a waitress named Julie (Courteney Cox) and her boyfriend Kevin (Robert Duncan Mitchell) come across the Cosmic Key and become embroiled in the intergalactic battle between He-Man and Skeletor.

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