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Doc Films at the University of Chicago
1212 E 59th St, Chicago, Illinois 60637
Set entirely aboard trains, on the incendiary tracks, or in the derelict wastelands of railroad yards, this sprawling, brawling epic from Robert Aldrich (The Dirty Dozen) is an undersung tour de force. In the spirit of Jack London's best work, this rail movie immerses us in the dog-eat-dog world of sadistic conductor Shack and the freight-car-hopping, self-made King of the Hobos fighting to the death — all for the right to squat on Shack's train.
runtime: 118m format: 35mm
Doc Films is the nation’s oldest continuously operating film society. We screen all kinds of films, from canonical classics to indie gems to Hollywood blockbusters, every day of the year in our fully equipped and state-of-the-art theater. Tickets to all shows are only $5 each — or, buy a season pass for $30 to get unlimited access to every one of the calendar’s 70+ films. Both are available at the ticket desk before any show. Check out the full calendar on our website: docfilms.org