LOGAN SQUARE INTERNATIONAL FILM SERIES

The website is defunct, but the film series lives on: http://www.comfortstationlogansquare.org/comfort-film/

For more detailed info on the film series, please visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/squarelogan



 
See you out under the stars!




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posted Apr 26, 2013, 10:51 AM by Asa Kaplan


Welcome to the temporary egg crate for the Logan Square International Film Series, a grassroots organization devoted to developing community around free (donations only) showings of mind-opening and/or -blowing foreign film. Catch up with what's new in the posts below, and don't forget to "Subscribe to posts" below to keep you automatically up-to-date with weekly film offerings, biennial fudge freshness status updates, and other announcements as requested.


Our 2013 season begins in May. Until then, keep your eye out for occasional pop-up screenings, and keep submitting your screening suggestions for themes and films for the 2013 season!
     
Logan Square International Film Series
c/o Comfort Station Logan Square
2579 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Contact us with any queries

Read what folks thought of us in 2012

 

2012 Season Poster!

posted Jan 6, 2013, 10:05 PM by Asa Kaplan   [ updated Mar 5, 2013, 9:44 AM ]

Thanks to everyone who helped make 2012 such a warm, exciting, convivial, affirming experience. This year's season poster gives 31 peeks into the movies that we all came to see. What's missing, of course, is the community that we all stayed to enjoy. But it'd be pretty tough to try to get that into a poster using powerpoint...

Hope to see you all this coming summer.

[click to expand]

Winter popup #1: DAS PARFUM

posted Nov 11, 2012, 9:39 AM by Asa Kaplan

This Wednesday, November 14! at 8pm! Not at Comfort Station!

Details here: http://new.evite.com/l/RPAZ6U2NUM

Attendance is limited >>> RSVP today.

Viewers' Choice: L E T T H E R I G H T O N E I N

posted Oct 30, 2012, 11:41 AM by Asa Kaplan   [ updated Oct 30, 2012, 11:42 AM ]

As you know, Logan Square International Film Series' summer season comes to an end this Halloween -- but with what film? The results are in!

Most 3rd-place votes: The Shining (yeah man)

Most 2nd-place votes: Halloween (w00t)

Most 1st-place votes: Beetlejuice (hipster pick)


 But our overall winner is . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
 the breakout Swedish vampire film . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
 that's blowing everyone's mind . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  LET THE RIGHT ONE IN


Just read what the critics are saying:

"Let the Right One In is, at its heart, a sweet coming-of-age story which is so unique and different that it simply defies categorization. In this Swedish film, adapted from John Ajvide Lindqvist's bestselling book, director Tomas Alfredson dares to mix pleasure and pain in a way that is both horrifying and tender." - larry-411 @imdb

"A slow burning film with an engulfing atmosphere that leaves you feeling moved and mesmerised long after the credits have finished." -
Thomas Caldwell, Cinema Autopsy

"A true original: l
ove story, horror film and social drama. At once brilliant in its parts, and more than the sum of them." -
Matt Bochenski, Little White Lies

"It's everything Twilight wanted to be but wasn't: beautiful to gaze at, achingly romantic, emotionally involving, unexpectedly terrifying." -
Sukhdev Sandhu, Daily Telegraph

"The fact that it doesn't feel like a vampire flick at all makes it one of the best of its kind."
- David Edwards, Daily Mirror



NOTE: FILM ON WEDNESDAY AT 8PM! IN COMFORT STATION!

All are welcome -- just click the "I'm attending" button to make a reservation. No ticket price, donations only. Hope to see you there: 2579 N. Milwaukee, in Logan Square proper, between the halves of Logan Boulevard.


97% RT!

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/lat_den_ratte_komma_in

IMDB:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1139797

FB event page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/124879804327189

CAST YOUR *VOTE* for what we screen on Halloween...

posted Oct 28, 2012, 2:35 PM by Asa Kaplan




VOTE now for what film
we screen on Halloween!


It's a viewers' choice night, so it's up to you.
You can vote on existing nominations at
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/YVLM7TZ

Click here to vote for a film for our Halloween screening.

Tarantino on tap: TRUE ROMANCE

posted Oct 22, 2012, 9:19 PM by Asa Kaplan   [ updated Oct 20, 2013, 9:28 AM ]

Did you catch BADLANDS at Logan Square International Film Series last week? And now you want to see where that movie drove Hollywood? We've got you covered. This week we continue our connect-the-dots month with the 1990's classic

T R U E   R O M A N C E






NOTE: FILM WED. AT 8PM!

OUTSIDE IF THE WEATHER'S AMAZING!

OTHERWISE INSIDE!


All are welcome -- just fill out the form above to make a reservation. No ticket price, donations only. Hope to see you there: 2579 N. Milwaukee, in Logan Square proper, between the halves of Logan Boulevard. (Free street parking in the NE
quadrant of Logan Square!)



91% RT!








CAST YOUR NOMINATION for what we screen on Halloween...

posted Oct 11, 2012, 10:50 PM by Asa Kaplan




Nominate a film for us
to screen on Halloween!


It's a viewers' choice night, so it's up to you.
You can also vote on existing nominations at
https://www.facebook.com/events/124879804327189

Click here to nominate a film for our Halloween screening.

Terrence Malick's feature debut: B A D L A N D S

posted Oct 11, 2012, 11:22 AM by Asa Kaplan   [ updated Oct 22, 2012, 9:13 PM ]

He was 25 years old - He combed his hair like James Dean - He was very fastidious - People who littered bothered him -

She was 15 - She took music lessons and could twirl a baton - She wasn't very popular at school - For awhile they lived together in a tree house.

In 1959, she watched while he killed a lot of people.


B    A    D    L    A    N    D    S

Chicago's own Roger Ebert tells us:
" . . . Kit is played by Martin Sheen, in one of the great modern film performances. He looks like James Dean, does not have bowlegs, and plays the killer as a plain and simple soul who has somehow been terribly damaged by life (the real Starkweather, his father explained at the time, was never quite right after being hit between the eyes with a two-by-four). 
"Holly is played by the freckle-faced redhead Sissy Spacek. She takes her schoolbooks along on the murder spree so as not to get behind. She is in love with Kit at first, but there is a stubborn logic in her makeup and she eventually realizes that Kit means trouble. 'I made a resolution never again to take up with any hell-bent types', she confides.
" . . . The movie is very reserved in its attitude toward the characters. It observes them, most of the time, dispassionately. They are strange people, as were their real-life models; they had no rationalizations like Dillinger's regard for the poor or Bonnie and Clyde's ability to idealize themselves romantically. They were just two dumb kids who got into a thing and didn't have the sense to stop. They're something like the kids in Robert Altman's THIEVES LIKE US and the married couple in THE SUGARLAND EXPRESS. They are in over their heads, incapable of understanding murder as a crime rather than a convenience, inhabitants of lives so empty that even their sins cannot fill them."


NOTE: FILM WED. AT 8PM!

OUTSIDE IF THE WEATHER COOPERATES!

All are welcome -- just fill out the form above to make a reservation. No ticket price, donations only. Hope to see you there: 2579 N. Milwaukee, in Logan Square proper, between the halves of Logan Boulevard. (Free street parking in the NE quadrant of Logan Square!)



98% RT!








F R A N K E N S T E I N

posted Oct 6, 2012, 1:11 PM by Asa Kaplan   [ updated Oct 22, 2012, 9:09 PM ]

Did you catch THE SPIRIT OF THE BEEHIVE at Logan Square International Film Series last week? And now you want to know why Frankenstein killed the little girl (or did he?)? We've got you covered. This week we continue our connect-the-dots month with the 1930's classic,

F R A N K E N S T E I N



(Suggestions for shorts etc. are appreciated,
as the film is only 70 minutes.)






NOTE: FILM WED. AT 8PM!

OUTSIDE! WITH SUBTITLES!


All are welcome -- just fill out the form above to make a reservation. No ticket price, donations only. Hope to see you there: 2579 N. Milwaukee, in Logan Square proper, between the halves of Logan Boulevard. (Free street parking in the NE
quadrant of Logan Square!)



100% RT!








"A CINEMA PARADISO for the anarchists among us": Erice's SPIRIT OF THE BEEHIVE

posted Sep 29, 2012, 2:43 PM by Asa Kaplan   [ updated Oct 6, 2012, 1:12 PM ]

Logan Square International Film Series kicks off its connect-the-dots month with one of the most beautiful and arresting films ever made in Spain or anywhere else in the last few decades: Victor Erice's magical

SPIRIT OF THE BEEHIVE      



"Close to magic, it is one of the most beautiful and arresting films ever made in Spain or anywhere else in the past twenty five years [sic]. The film is cloaked in quiet and sadness, through which its children move as if in a dream world of their own. Brilliantly shot by the late Cuadrado, who was going blind at that time, in atmospherically muted colours." - Derek Malcolm, The Guardian

" . . . One Saturday, a particular film, James Whale’s striking FRANKENSTEIN, is shown in the town hall. For Fernando’s daughter, Ana (Ana Torrent), the film erupts from the screen, shattering the smooth surface of her days, and tossing her into a series of mystical adventures and hallucinations which offer themselves as a kaleidoscope of exciting, incredible alternatives to the dull mental regimentation of Francoism.
"Now surreal, unmoored, and odd, THE SPIRIT OF THE BEEHIVE careers [sic] from one strange vision to another, the fantasies of Ana and her circle always in contrast to the spirit of the beehive. This is a CINEMA PARADISO for the anarchists among us, a testament to the liberating power of art, and a courageous, smiling indictment of conformity and hypocrisy." - Kevin Hagopian, PSU


NOTE: FILM WED. AT 8PM!

OUTSIDE! WITH SUBTITLES!


All are welcome -- just fill out the form above to make a reservation. No ticket price, donations only. Hope to see you there: 2579 N. Milwaukee, in Logan Square proper, between the halves of Logan Boulevard. (Free street parking in the NE
quadrant of Logan Square!)



100% RT!








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