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Read about the Italian premiere of CFA's transnational exchange of archival film footage, creative energy, and artistic vision.
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Join us at 8pm on Saturday, June 23 at Chicago Filmmakers for a program that that mixes scientific experimentation with philosophical meditation, time-lapse photography with experimental animation, and educational with personal, diaristic filmmaking.
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We’re thrilled that a 2K scan of this rarely-seen 35mm print will screen on June 23 at Chicago Filmmakers. Read more about the behind the scenes work done at CFA here!
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Chicago Film Archives, Northeast Historic Film and the Lesbian Home Movie Project are extremely pleased to announce that we have been awarded a “Hidden Collections” grant, a granting program of the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR)!
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Chicago Film Archives is so pleased to announce that we are a recipient of the 2016 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions.
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Chicago Film Archives is a regional film archive dedicated to identifying, collecting, preserving and providing access to films that represent the Midwest. Our purpose is to serve institutions and filmmakers of this region and elsewhere by establishing a repository for institutional and private film collections; serve a variety of cultural, academic and artistic communities by making the films available locally, nationally, and internationally for exhibition, research, and production; and serve our culture by restoring and preserving films that are rare or not in existence elsewhere.

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Millie Goldsholl’s Rebellion of the Flowers (1992) appears to be the last film she completed and one that she poured an incredible amount of creative passion and energy into. Completed three years before her husband’s death, the film is dedicated to “Morton Goldsholl and the Good People who resist… Read more