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Foreign-language Oscar nominee, Capernaum, to be presented at the Tivoli Theatre

Apr 08, 2019 01:28PM ● By Hannah Ott

Downers Grove - On Monday, April 15 at 7:30pm, Capernaum, will be presented through the After Hours Film Society. The showing will be at the Tivoli Theatre, 5021 Highland Ave., Downers Grove. Per usual, it includes a discussion after the film. 

"Every so often a film comes along whose very existence can be hard to wrap your head around. Not the ones you can’t believe were ever made – goodness knows there’s no shortage of those – but the ones that simultaneously seem so real and so impossible that watching them is like witnessing a magic trick you can’t figure out.

Nadine Labaki’s Capernaum – one of this year’s foreign-language Oscar nominees, and the Jury Prize-winner at Cannes last year – is that kind of film. It’s the story of a child surviving on the streets of Beirut, infused with the richness of great fiction and the heart-in-mouth power of frontline news footage. The peril feels so truthful and specific, and the young cast’s reactions to it so astonishingly natural, that my heart couldn’t work out whether it should break or pop."

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 also get tickets for Bathtubs Over Broadway, which will be presented on May 13; and Transit, May 20. 

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. Visit

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