Next SHOW: Thursday, October 15, 2015

8 10 2015

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The Diary of a Teenage Girl (2015)

Directed by Marielle Heller

Thursday, October 15

One SHOW only, 6:15PM at the Nugget Theater

Tickets $10

Sharply observed, funny and textured.” – Indiewire

A “gutsy, exhilarating movie” writes Manohla Dargis of The New York Times, the film is based on Phoebe Gloeckner’s novel of the same name, which was praised by Salon as “one of the most brutally honest, shocking, tender and beautiful portrayals of growing up female in America.” In her debut directorial feature, writer/director Marielle Heller unlocks the tale with “fearless performances, a stirring score, inventive graphic novel-like animation sequences, imagination, humor and heart. It is a coming of age story that is as poignant as it is unsettling.” –

“A riveting, resonant first feature from Marielle Heller, with a breakout star performance from Brit actress Bel Powley, 23, as Minnie… Powley is sensational, expertly blending hilarity and heartbreak.” – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone


102 minutes • Rated R • No Nugget Passes, please.



SHOW: Sunday, October 25, 2015

7 10 2015




• Halloween SHORTS from FacetsKIDS (International, approximate running time 60 minutes, All Ages). A collection of Halloween shorts for the whole family from the folks who bring you the Chicago International Children’s Film Fesitval. Take your costume for a test-drive! Treats for All!

SHOW: Monday, November 2, 2015

6 10 2015

TFF Cinematheque


• MAGNIFICENT OBSESSION – Douglas Sirk (1954, 108 minutes, Unrated).

“Moving, human drama which packs emotional impact.” – Variety

 In this Academy Award-nominated cinematic version of Lloyd C. Douglas’ novel, Rock Hudson is a reckless playboy who is indirectly responsible for the death of a kindly doctor through an accident with a speedboat. The doctor’s widow, Jane Wyman, will not accept apologies for her husband’s death. However, when she is blinded (again due to an inadvertent mistake by Hudson), he makes the bold, philanthropic decision to help her anonymously through a lifetime of service.

“Every step depends on stifled emotions and closely guarded secrets, resulting in a buildup of operatic passion that endows everyday gestures and inflections with grandeur and nobility.” – New Yorker

SHOW starts at 6pm (5:30 for pre-SHOW reception) and is FREE TO ALL.


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