This FREE weekly film series in Chicago showcases 21 films from around the world that are not widely available in the U.S and runs each week from May 4th-Sept 24th. The films, representing a wide array of genres from heart-pounding thrillers and laugh-out-loud comedies to soul-stirring dramas and poignant romances, demonstrate the wealth and artistry of filmmaking cultures from around the world. Experience the International Film Program for FREE all summer long courtesy of the International Connections Committee of Cinema/Chicago, the Chicago Cultural Center, and their corresponding consular and cultural partners.
May 28th @ 2:00pm
Conceived in collaboration with renowned graffiti artists Neon, Won, Cemnoz, Pure and Ciel, Wholetrain is a gripping drama that explores the underground world of the graffiti scene. Night after night, a crew of four “writers” steal off to the urban subway stations, intent on leaving behind opulent images while dodging the watchful eye of the law. When another crew appears on the scene, a creative battle ensues. Director: Florian Gaag. (German with English subtitles; 2006; 85 minutes). Co-presented with the Goethe-Institut Chicago
Claudia Cassidy Theater
Chicago Cultural Center
78 East Washington Street – Chicago, IL