Collections

The Chicago Film Society collects films of all gauges, with specific interest in 35mm release prints, short subjects, animation, trailers, and weird stuff.

For a list of loanable titles or to make a loan request, please write to us at:
info AT chicagofilmsociety DOT org

Trailer reels and short subjects also available for loan!

Upcoming screenings of prints from Chicago Film Society Collections:

KING OF COMEDY (Stephen Chow, 1999, 35mm)
13 Oct 2019 – Wisconsin Cinematheque – Madison, WI

AFTERGLOW
(Alan Rudolph, 1997, 35mm)
20 Oct 2019 – Wisconsin Cinematheque – Madison, WI

PARANORMAN
(Chris Butler, Sam Fell, 2012, 35mm)
27 Oct 2019 – Wisconsin Cinematheque – Madison, WI

RED ROCK WEST
(John Dahl, 1993, 35mm)
3 Nov 2019 – Wisconsin Cinematheque – Madison, WI

INTERLUDE
(Douglas Sirk, 1957, 35mm)
10 Nov 2019 – Wisconsin Cinematheque – Madison, WI

JUKE GIRL
(Curtis Berhardt, 1942, 35mm)
17 Nov 2019 – Wisconsin Cinematheque – Madison, WI

WHO’S THAT KNOCKING AT MY DOOR
(Martin Scorsese, 1967, 35mm)
22 Nov, 24 Dec 2019 – Toronto International Film Festival – Toronto, ON

WILD GRASS
(Alain Resnais, 2009, 35mm)
24 Nov 2019 – Wisconsin Cinematheque – Madison, WI

TURN THE KEY SOFTLY
(Jack Lee, 1953, 35mm)
8 Dec 2019 – Wisconsin Cinematheque – Madison, WI

DIE HARD
(John McTiernan, 1988, 35mm)
15 Dec 2019 – Wisconsin Cinematheque – Madison, WI


Past screenings of prints from Chicago Film Society Collections:

AMATEUR
 (Hal Hartley, 1994, 35mm)
17, 19 May 2019 – Northwest Film Center – Portland, OR
9-11 June 2017 – 5th Ave. Cinema – Portland, OR
21 Nov 2016 – Metrograph – New York, NY

THE ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES BY THE COWARD ROBERT FORD
(Andrew Dominik, 2007. 35mm)
1 Sept 2019 – Wisconsin Cinematheque – Madison, WI

THE BRIDGES OF TOKO-RI (Mark Robson, 1954, 35mm)
19 August 2019 – Film Forum – New York, NY

COMPUTER CHESS (Andrew Bujalski, 2013, 35mm)
29 March 2019 – Wisconsin Cinematheque – Madison, WI
23, 27 Jan 2019 – Austin Film Society – Austin, TX
8 Sept 2018 – Texas Theatre – Dallas, TX
25 Aug 2018 – IFC Center – New York, NY

CORN’S-A-POPPIN’ (Robert Woodburn, 1955, 35mm)
preserved by the Chicago Film Society
14 Jan 2017 – Museum of Fine Arts Houston – Houston, TX
4 Dec 2016 – Ragtag Cinema – Columbia, MO
16 May 2016 – Wisconsin Film Festival – Madison, WI
5 Apr 2016 – Grand Illusion Cinema – Seattle, WA
3 Aug 2015 – Harvard Film Archive – Cambridge, MA
3 & 4 April 2015 – Cleveland Cinematheque – Cleveland, OH
17 & 23 Mar 2015 – George Eastman Museum – Rochester, NY
21 Feb 2015 – Yerba Buena Center for the Arts – San Francisco, CA
6 Dec 2014 – Museum of Modern Art – New York, NY
3 Oct 2014 – Alamo Drafthouse Ritz – Austin, TX
23 June 2014 – Music Box Theatre – Chicago, IL
4 May 2014 – UCLA Film & Television Archive – Los Angeles, CA

DIE HARD (John McTiernan, 1988, 35mm)
14 Dec 2018 – Music Box Theatre – Chicago, IL

THE ERRAND BOY (Jerry Lewis, 1961, 35mm)
18 Nov 2017 – Cleveland Institute of Art – Cleveland, OH

FERRY CROSS THE MERSEY (Jeremy Summers, 1964, 35mm)
7 Nov 2016 – Braunschweig International Film Festival – Braunschweig, Germany

GABBEH (Moshen Makhmalbaf, 1996, 35mm)
15 Sept 2019 – Wisconsin Cinematheque – Madison, WI

GOLD DIGGERS OF 1935 (Busby Berkeley, 1935, 35mm)
6 Feb 2017 – Harvard Film Archive – Cambridge, MA
14 Dec 2016 – Film Forum – New York, NY

HOME ALONE (Chris Columbus, 1990, 35mm)
14 Dec 2018 – Music Box Theatre – Chicago, IL

THE LADIES MAN (Jerry Lewis, 1961, 35mm)
22 Sept 2019 – Wisconsin Cinematheque – Madison, WI

MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS (Vincente Minnelli, 1944, 35mm)
10 March 2019 – Cineclub Film Society – Montreal, Canada

MY LIFE AS A DOG (Lasse Hallström, 1985, 35mm)
8 Sept 2019 – Wisconsin Cinematheque – Madison, WI

SHY PEOPLE (Andrei Konchalovsky, 1987, 35mm)
29 Sept 2019 – Wisconsin Cinematheque – Madison, WI

SWEETIE (Jane Campion, 1989, 35mm)
19 Oct 2017 – San Francisco Museum of Modern Art – San Francisco, CA
11 Sept 2017 – Film Society of Lincoln Center – New York, NY
19 April 2017 – DeBartolo Performing Arts Center – Notre Dame, IN
14 Jan 2017 – Museum of Fine Arts Houston – Houston, TX – Sweetie
6 Oct 2019 – Wisconsin Cinematheque – Madison, WI

TENNESSEE JAMBOREE (Albert C. Gannaway, 1964, 35mm)
14 May 2018 – Doc Films – Chicago, IL

TRUST (Hal Hartley, 1990, 35mm) New print commissioned by CFS!
17, 19 May 2019 – Northwest Film Center – Portland, OR
23 August 2019 – Lightbox Film Center – Philadelphia, PA
28 Sept 2019 – Wisconsin Cinematheque – Madison, WI