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Academy Award-nominated film, Shoplifters, to play at After Hours Film Society

Jan 22, 2019 01:54PM ● By Hannah Ott

Downers Grove - On Monday, January 28 at 7:30pm, Shoplifters, will be presented through the After Hours Film Society. The showing will be at the Tivloli Theatre, 5021 Highland Ave., Downers Grove. It includes special guest speaker, Katie Rife, as well as complimentary refreshments and a group discussion to follow the film. 

Shoplifters premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2018 and it won the Palme d'Or, the highest prize of the festival.  It also won the Asia Pacific Screen Award for Best Feature Film. It was recently nominated for a Golden Globe and Academy Award this year both for Best Foreign Language Film. 

After Hours shares the plot: "After one of their shoplifting sessions, Osamu and his son come across a little girl in the freezing cold. At first reluctant to shelter the girl, Osamu’s wife agrees to take care of her after learning of the hardships she faces. Although the family is poor, barely making enough money to survive through petty crime, they seem to live happily together until an unforeseen incident reveals hidden secrets, testing the bonds that unite them."

Tickets cost $6 for Members and $10 for Non-Members. Click Here for After Hours Membership.

Purchase tickets via 630-534-4528 afterhoursfilmsociety.com or Tivoli Theatre/Classic Cinemas 630-968-0219 ClassicCinemas.com.

Be sure to also get tickets for The Guilty which will show on February 4.  

About After Hours Film Society: The After Hours Film Society normally meets on the second and fourth Monday of every month, with occasional changes due to commitments at the Tivoli Theatre. It is a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit cultural organization formed to encourage the appreciation of cinema, both as an art and as a medium of information and education. Its mission is to provide the suburban community with first class foreign, art and independent films that otherwise would not be offered locally. 

About Chicago Film Critics: After Hours gives a special thanks to the Chicago Film Critics for their partnership in providing film professionals like Katie Rife for post-screening discussions. Chicago Film Critics' individuals have been recognized for their critical voices on the cinematic arts in the Chicago region. 

 
Source: After Hours Film Society info@afterhoursfilmsociety.com and photo via After Hours Film Society and IMDB.com