Chicago Cultural Center Free International Screenings Program
When: Wednesdays, May 30-October 3, 2018, 6:30pm
Where: Chicago Cultural Center 78 E. Washington
From musicals to documentaries enjoy the scores and soundtracks from the movies from around the world. Cinema/Chicago, together with the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and various consulates and cultural partners, presents REEL MUSIC, a free weekly film series that celebrates music in movies from around the world.
August 15 Syl Johnson: Any Way The Wind Blows
Dir. Rob Hatch-Miller, USA, 2015, 85 min.
After struggling for decades to break out, soul singer Syl Johnson left the music business in the 1980s to open a Chicago fried-fish chain. Since then, he’s become one of the most sampled artists in hip-hop.
Song ‘E Napule Dirs. Antonio and Marco Manetti, Italy, 2013, 114 min.
In this musical crime-comedy, out-of-work classically trained musician Paco reluctantly joins the Neapolitan police force. In order to catch the killer, he must go undercover as a pianist. Italian with subtitles.
All That I Love Wszystoko co kocha Dir. Jacek Borcuch, Poland, 2009, 95 min.
Eighteen-year-old Janek is the leader of a punk band during Poland’s tumultuous early 1980s. A coming-of-age drama, featuring charismatic performances, and an inspired tale of music, romance, and politics. Polish with subtitles.
The Ballad Of The Weeping Spring Balada le’aviv ha’bohe Dir. Benny Toraty, Israel, 2012, 106 min.
In this road movie, Amram journeys to reunite his dying father’s bandmates from the legendary Turquoise Ensemble to fulfill his final wish. Inspired by the classic Western The Magnificent Seven. Hebrew with subtitles.
Bright Vision Aisling Gheal Dir. Donal O’Ceilleachair, Ireland, 2013, 80 min.
This documentary follows the women singers of the Muskerry Gaeltacht, the Irish-speaking region of West County Cork as they embark on teaching the next generation. Irish Gaelic with subtitles. 80 min.
Helena Dir. Alejandro Sugich, Mexico, 2016, 89 min.
Spanish concert cellist Julieta has traveled to Mexico City to make one last go of it with her New York-based husband, famed conductor Luis. A contemporary Mexican update of Dostoevsky’s White Nights. Spanish with subtitles.
I Tita, A Life Of Tango Yo soy asi, Tita de Buenos Aires Dir. Teresa Constantini, Argentina, 2017, 124 min.
This biopic of tango singer and actress Tita Merello traces her career starting with her early performances in the cabarets of Buenos Aires through her discovery and meteoric rise in theater and film. Spanish with subtitles. 124 min.
Waltz For Monica Monica Z Dir: Per Fly, Sweden, 2013, 111 min
This drama chronicles the life of popular Swedish actress and jazz singer Monica Zetterlund. Following her journey from small-town telephone operator in the 1950s to hard-won stardom, the film tracks the performer’s tumultuous life. Swedish with subtitles. 111 min.