Guest Room


Guest Room is a program in which filmfront invites a filmmaker, artist, friend or appreciator to introduce and lead a follow-up conversation on any film of his or her choosing, giving a personal testament to the GUEST's first and subsequent encounters with the film, asking why it is held in high esteem and why it is of essential viewing to an audience.

Tsui Hark’s 1995 THE BLADE is a wuxia straight out of hell: narrated by a sociopath, set in a desert wasteland overrun with killers, and centered on a mutilated man with a matching, disfigured sword. Hark forgoes and subverts all codes that might legitimate this world’s violence; the only law that remains is speed.

Selected by Benjamin Crais. 

by Tsui Hark
1995, digital projection, 105 min


Ripe Leeks: Inner Life


RIPE LEEKS is a quarterly screening series that exclusively showcases recent film and video work by Chicago-based artists.

Come and ponder the innermost parts of one's self as we explore what lies within the mind, the medium, and the moment. 

Featuring work by Amir George, Benji Sayed, Elena Ailes, and Irving Gamboa.

Total Run Time: ~1hr
Programmed by Michael Wawzenek