Block Cinema screens classic and contemporary films and is dedicated to providing the Northwestern campus, the North Shore and Chicago with a quality venue for repertory cinema. Block Cinema is sponsored in part by a generous gift from James B. Pick and Rosalyn M. Laudati.
4/19 - 5/10/2013
This spring we’re delighted to present several special film events, including many programs with in-person guests. Our spring calendar commences with a screening of the 1968 film, The Story of a Three-Day Pass with writer-director Melvin Van Peebles in person! Also screening is The Radiant, the latest work by acclaimed British filmmakers The Otolith Group, which focuses on the 2011 partial meltdown of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan.
And finally, two of our most popular annual programs return in May and June, including Sonic Celluloid, and the ever-popular Rare Baseball Films program, and much more!
4/26 - 6/7/2013
Our yearlong series showcasing some of the best new films from around the globe is back this spring. Films include the new Kenyan film, Nairobi Half Life, plus new films from Turkey, Israel, and Korea.
Co-presented with the Global Languages Initiative, Northwestern University.
Special support provided by
5/15 - 5/31/2013
In May Block Cinema presents two new documentaries that each focus on outsiders who forge new paths–in science and across borders, respectively. The Believers is a fascinating look at two unorthodox scientists who announced their discovery of cold fusion in 1989, and the controversy that followed. The Iran Job follows an African-American basketball player on a one-year contract in the Islamic Republic, and the unlikely friendships he forges with a trio of brave young Iranian women.
5/23 - 6/6/2013Block Cinema is pleased to be one of three Chicago film institutions co-presenting the 12-part film series, L.A. Rebellion: Creating a New Black Cinema, an essential retrospective of one of the most important movements in American independent cinema. Block Cinema will present two of these programs, including former Northwestern faculty member Zeinabu irene Davis’ film, Compensation, and Larry Clark’s As Above, So Below.
Unless otherwise noted:
- $4.00 for Block members; University faculty, staff and students with valid WildCARD; students from other schools with valid college/university ID; seniors 65 and older
- $6.00 for the general public
- $20.00 for a quarterly pass
Block Cinema films are screened in the Block Museum’s Pick-Laudati Auditorium. See Directions and Parking for information on how to get to the Musuem. Parking is free in the lot south of the Block after 4 p.m. weekdays and all day on weekends.