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Film Studies Center at University of Chicago

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In the past year the University of Chicago Film Studies Center has hosted an astonishing range of programs at Logan Center for the Arts: a new 35-millimeter print of Nagisa Oshima's Death by Hanging (1968); a recently concluded series of Chinese opera films, copresented by the Smart Museum of Art; and a double bill, copresented by South Side Projections, of the Kartemquin Films documentary Trick Bag (1974), with director Peter Kuttner in attendance, and the cinema verite classic No Vietnamese Ever Called Me Nigger (1968). Even more astonishing is the fact that all FSC events are free—a tremendous deal, given the always top-notch sound and image quality.