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After Hours Film Society to Present Thrilling Crime Drama, The Guilty

Jan 29, 2019 01:29PM ● By Hannah Ott

Downers Grove - On Monday, February 4 at 7:30pm, After Hours Film Society will present The Guilty. The film is a dramatic crime thriller that will keep you at the edge of your seat. It will be presented at the Tivloli Theatre, 5021 Highland Ave., Downers Grove.

The Danish thriller was co-written and directed by Gustav Möller. It was presented at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival under the World Cinema Dramatic Competition section. It was then selected as the Danish entry for Best Foreign Language Film for the upcoming Academy Awards this February 24.

The following synopsis was provided by After Hours: "When police officer Asger Holm is demoted to desk work, he expects a sleepy beat as an emergency dispatcher. That all changes when he answers a panicked phone call from a kidnapped woman who then disconnects abruptly. Asger, confined to the police station, is forced to use others as his eyes and ears as the severity of the crime slowly becomes more clear."

An American remake is already in production, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, so this is a great opportunity to see the original and discuss this first version afterwards. Hear from a critic from the Chicago Film Critics Association while you enjoy complimentary refreshments and a group discussion to follow the film. Visit

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

Purchase tickets via 630-534-4528 or Tivoli Theatre/Classic Cinemas 630-968-0219

Be sure to save the date for After Hours' upcoming showings on February 25 and March 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. 

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