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Guess Film Series


Mar 30, 2018 — Apr 07, 2018

Join Court Theatre for screenings of films specially selected to accompany the play on our stage: a screening of Jordan Peele’s Get Out, a genre-bending milestone in horror cinema; Stanley Kramer’s Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967), the breakthrough film about interracial romance; and Jeff Nichol’s Loving (2016), an historical drama about the landmark Supreme Court case Loving v. Virginia.

Get Out 

Friday, March 30 at 7:00PM
Friday, March 30 at 9:30 PM
Sunday, April 1 at 1:30 PM
Max Palevsky Cinema in Ida Noyes Hall at The University of Chicago (map)
General Admission $5. Tickets go on sale half an hour before each screening.

A genre-bending milestone in horror cinema, Jordan Peele’s Get Out tells the nightmarish story of Chris, a young black artist whose WASP girlfriend, Rose, takes him to her rural home for the weekend. All appears normal on the surface, until Rose’s family’s seemingly naive microaggressions take a sadistic turn. Get Out combines comedy and horror, seamlessly blending narrative with complex social and aesthetic commentary on race in America. Co-presented doc films. Runtime: 104m. Format: DCP.

For ticket information, directions, and more, visit doc films.

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner

Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 3:00PM
Logan Center Screening Room, Second Floor (map)
FREE to attend.

Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn (who won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance) are unforgettable as perplexed parents in this landmark 1967 movie about mixed marriage. Joanna (Katharine Houghton), the daughter of crusading publisher Matthew Drayton (Tracy) and his patrician wife Christina (Hepburn), returns home with her new fiance John Prentice (Sidney Poitier), a distinguished black doctor. Christina accepts her daughter’s decision to marry John, but Matthew is shocked by this interracial union; the doctor’s parents are equally dismayed. Both families must sit down face to face and examine each other’s level of intolerance. In Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, director Stanley Kramer has created a masterful study of society’s prejudices.
Reserve free tickets for Guess at 3pm

Loving 

Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 7:30PM
Logan Center Screening Room, Second Floor (map)
FREE to attend.

In 1958, in the state of Virginia, the idea of interracial marriage was not only considered to be immoral to many, it was also illegal. When Richard (Joel Edgerton, Black Mass) and Mildred (Ruth Negga, World War Z) fall in love, they are aware of the eyes staring at them and the words said behind their backs. It is when they get married, however, that words and looks become actions, and the two are arrested. The couple decide to take their case all of the way to the Supreme Court in order to fight for their love in this passionate and gripping drama that critics are calling “a masterpiece” (Jason Gorber, ScreenAnarchy.com). Learn more about the film.
Reserve free tickets for Loving at 7:30pm

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