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Black Box (dir. Aslı Özge, Germany, Belgium, 120 minutes)

About the program


This is a paid ticketed event

Program Location

AMC New City 14, 1500 N Clybourn Ave, Chicago, IL 60610

Chicago International Film Festival

212 W Van Buren St STE 400, Chicago, IL 60606

A Berlin courtyard becomes an unwitting battleground as a xenophobic property owner, the threat of gentrification, and simmering political unrest converge in Azli Özge’s volatile drama Black Box. When an apartment building is put under lockdown by police after an undisclosed event, tensions within the tight-knit community escalate on multiple fronts. Frustrations boil over and conflicts collide as residents unite to take legal action against their landlord, an unemployed mother faces a critical job interview, and the discovery of a corpse in an abandoned unit forces the residents to confront their personal politics and prejudices.

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