Formed in 2011 by a group of film projectionists and programmers, this dedicated organization presents a year-round selection of 35mm and 16mm films from studio vaults, film archives, and private collections. One of the founders, Kyle Westphal, has accepted the invitation to escape the Chicago winter and present two films at the Museum. Each screening will be accompanied by customized pre-show trailers. 



Past Events in This Series

Sweetie

1989,
35mm
Jane Campion

On the advice of a psychic, Kay steals her presumed soul mate from the arms of a coworker. Soon Kay and Louis are living the suburban dream outside Sydney, Australia. Enter Dawn—aka Sweetie—Kay’s feral, sexually charged sister.

Corn's-A-Poppin'

1955,
35mm
Robert Woodburn

Corn’s-A-Poppin’ is a bargain-basement backstage musical that puts the corn in cornpone. Real-life crooner Jerry Wallace plays Johnny Wilson, the down-home star of the Pinwhistle Popcorn Hour, a low-rent variety show. Might the tone-deaf bookings be an act of corporate sabotage to gut the Pinwhistle empire?