City of Chicago free summer film screenings
Cinema/Chicago and the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) and consular and cultural partners, presents Summer Screenings, a free weekly virtual film series celebrating sports and games from around the world.
When: Wednesdays, June 2-September 29, 2021 6:30PM-8:30PM. On the order confirmation the tickets show 7:30PM show time. Not sure why.
Where: Virtual Register for tickets here
Virtual screenings will be available to stream for a 24-hour watch window. All films are free and open to the public, with free tickets available to reserve beginning 16 days in advance of each screening. Limited tickets are available. Films are unrated. Viewer discretion is advised.
You will have to set up an account, for free. There are tickets available for the June 2 and 9 screenings. All of the films are in foreign language.
How To Stream Films with Cinema/Chicago – Quick Instructions
Go to your desired event or film program page.
Click the red “GET VIRTUAL TICKETS” button and follow instructions.
Log in with your Email and Password or register your new account.
Follow instructions to complete your ticket order. Don’t forget to click the blue “COMPLETE PURCHASE” button.
You will receive a confirmation email upon successful registration.
One hour before the film’s start time, you will receive a link to enter the “virtual theater.”
Please claim your ticket early as tickets are limited to “virtual theater” capacity.
City of Chicago free summer film screenings – Films
June 2 @ 6:30pm Toklomati
This documentary follows 12-year-old Idan, a talented young athlete anticipating his Bar Mitzvah.
June 9 @ 6:30pm Gold (Goud)
In this drama, top gymnast Timo, who is aiming for the World Championships, trains tirelessly with his exacting father.
June 16 @ 6:30pm With Drawn Arms
Tommie Smith is the track-and-field gold medalist who famously raised a gloved fist at the ’68 Olympic games to protest racial inequality in America
June 23 @ 6:30pm Champions (Campeones)
Marco, an assistant coach in Spain’s top basketball league, has both attitude and anger issues.
June 30 @ 6:30pm Nadia, Butterfly
Young and in her prime, Nadia decides to retire from her career as a world-class swimmer to escape a rigid and demanding life of sacrifice.
July 7 @ 6:30pm Breaking Ice
Tired of watching the Winter Olympics pass by without any Irish representation, a ragtag band of determined and talented multi-sport athletes banded together.
July 14 @ 6:30pm The Shiny Shrimps
Under fire after making a homophobic statement on TV, Olympic swimmer Matthias is in hot water
July 21 @ 6:30pm Knuckle City
Dudu, a womanizing, aging professional boxer is threatened by and young up-and-coming talent.
July 28 @ 6:30pm You Are My Passion
Pedro eats, sleeps, and breathes soccer. He schedules his entire life around the sport, dropping anything and everything to watch his beloved, downtrodden club.
August 4 @ 6:30pm Sumodo: The Successors of Samurai
The world of sumo wrestling has always been something of a mystery to the world at large. Who are these gigantic athletes.
August 11 @ 6:30pm Zen in the Ice Rift
Maia, a talented hockey player and loner, is isolated and focused on her future.
August 18 @ 6:30pm Baseball Girl
Soo-in, Korea’s top female baseball player, can pitch with the best of them. Dreaming of becoming the first woman to join a professional club in Korea.
August 25 @ 6:30pm The Australian Dream
The life and legacy of celebrated Australian rules football star Adam
September 1 @ 6:30pm Puskás Hungary
Legendary footballer Ferenc Puskás was many things—a superstar player for Real Madrid, captain of the Magical Hungarians, a globetrotting political exile, and a soccer genius.
September 8 @ 6:30pm The Ice King
Fed up with the strictures and traditions of competitive figure skating, John Curry set out to change the sport forever, partly as the first openly gay.
September 15 @ 6:30pm We Are Champions
Tung-hao and Hsiu-yu are living on the fringes of society, struggling to help their family make ends meet
September 22 @ 6:30pm The Missed Round
In this unexpected and poignant drama, Reynaldo “El Piedra” Salgado is a once powerful boxer who, facing the end of his career, enters matches as “bait”.
September 29 @ 6:30pm Martha & Niki
In 2010, Martha Nabwire and Niki Tsappos became the first women to win the world’s biggest international street dance competition, Juste Debout, in Paris.