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Where: Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N State St.
When: April 9, 2017 at 12:00pm
This controversial 2013 film was a selection at the Sundance Film Festival and Robert Ebert's personal selection for his 15th anniversary film festival. Escape From Tomorrow is a fantasy horror film that follows a man named Jim and his family’s trip to Disney World. What begins as a family vacation becomes something much much darker as reality begins to unravel. Filmed in secret on Disney property, this “visually inventive and darkly surreal” (Rotten Tomatoes) movie has been called “the ultimate guerrilla film.”
Experience the dark side of Disney before our Midwest premiere of The Perfect American by Philip Glass on April 22 & 30.
About the Gene Siskel Film Center
Since 1972, the Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago has presented cutting edge cinema to an annual audience of 80,000. The Film Center’s programming includes annual film festivals that celebrate diverse voices and international cultures, premieres of trailblazing work by today’s independent filmmakers, restorations and revivals of essential films from cinema history, and insightful, provocative discussions with filmmakers and media artists. Altogether, the Film Center hosts over 1,500 screenings and 100 filmmaker appearances every year. The Film Center was renamed the Gene Siskel Film Center in 2000 after the late, nationally celebrated film critic, Gene Siskel.