BACinema: All is True

Beverly Arts Center 2407 W. 111th St., Chicago

Need to remind the general public of the enduring importance of western society’s foundational poet and playwright? Quick, flash the Kenneth Branagh signal! And be sure to signal some of the best living English actors, too. The result is All Is True, a recent biopic of William Shakespeare both directed by and starring Branagh himself. […]

BACinema: Loving Vincent

This acclaimed 2017 portrait of Vincent Van Gogh was created by a most fittingly idiosyncratic method; with 65,000 oil paintings painted by more than one hundred artists over a nine-year time span. Each painting comprises a single frame of the movie. This is not simply the world’s first entirely hand-painted feature film; it is one […]

BACinema: E.T. The Extra Terrestrial

Beverly Arts Center 2407 W. 111th St., Chicago

In the 80s, there were quite enough popular movies about teamwork, solidarity, leadership and being cool. There was just one popular movie about isolation and friendship. That movie was Steven Spielberg’s E.T, the Extra Terrestrial (1982). The director’s first movie for young audiences managed to form a moving, tight-knit story about Elliot, a lonely boy […]

BACinema: The Incredibles

Beverly Arts Center 2407 W. 111th St., Chicago

Brad Bird’s The Incredibles was the hit family movie of 2004 and it’s easy to see why. The film is an action movie about awesome kids, a grownup movie about the ravages of middle age and a family movie about…family. Having lived in the suburbs for some time by now, Bob (Mr. Incredible), Helen (Elastigirl) […]

BACinema Matinee: The Goonies

Beverly Arts Center 2407 W. 111th St., Chicago

The Goonies Endlessly referenced and parodied, The Goonies is often considered the quintessential 80s movie. A group of misfit male friends has enough to deal with as far as saving their families’ foreclosed homes in their small Oregon town. But when they discover a treasure map leading to the riches of a 17th century pirate, […]

BACinema: Dark Lies the Island

Beverly Arts Center 2407 W. 111th St., Chicago

Dark Lies the Island Dark Lies The Island, based on several short stories by writer Kevin Barry, intoduces us to the Mannions, a dysfunctional family locked in a bitter feud involving three men in the family; Daddy, Doggy, and Martin. Set over the course of one week, the film painstakingly showcases the realities of life […]

BAC: 5th Annual South Side Irish Parade Film Fest

Beverly Arts Center 2407 W. 111th St., Chicago

SAT | MAR 7 at 3PM & 7PM The South Side Irish Parade Film Fest is an annual festival that screens Irish films ahead of the South Side Irish Parade. Entering its 5th year, the event explores Irish culture through the lens of cinema. Each movie celebrates Irish directors, creators, and the stories of Irish-American and Irish people. This […]

CANCELLED BACinema: Extra Ordinary

Beverly Arts Center 2407 W. 111th St., Chicago

Extra Ordinary Extra Ordinary is one of the most exciting and quirky new releases from Ireland. While on the outside, seemingly a one-woman Ghostbusters, the film nonetheless goes in the most unexpected of directions . Rose, a rural driving instructor with supernatural powers, is the go-to fixer for people with ghost problems but just wants […]

POSTPONED BACinema: Chocolat – Benefitting the Morgan Park Food Pantry

Beverly Arts Center 2407 W. 111th St., Chicago

Enjoy a classic film and support a great cause with a special screening of Chocolat hosted by the Morgan Park Junior Women's Club. All proceeds from the movie will go to the Morgan Park Food Pantry. When mysterious Vianne and her child arrive in a tranquil French town in the winter of 1959, no one […]