Flyer of Dutch film GOLD
Cinema/Chicago, together with the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and multiple consular and cultural partners, presents Summer Screenings, a free weekly film series that celebrates sports and games from around the world.
GOLD, a film by Dutch director Rogier Hesp will be screened virtually on Wednesday, June 9 at 6:30pm CT. Virtual screening begins at 6:30pm and streams for a 24 hour watch window across the U.S.
In this sensitive yet fierce drama, top gymnast Timo, who is aiming for the World Championships, trains tirelessly with his exacting father, a former athlete who has used a wheelchair since a debilitating accident. Their intimate, if co-dependent, relationship and stringent daily routine are disrupted when Timo falls for Irene, the team’s physical therapist. Will Timo be able to balance the rigor of his training and his filial duty with his surging emotions?
Dutch with subtitles. Featuring a conversation with director Rogier Hesp on the streaming platform.
A long summer afternoon at the ballpark, an intense game of chess, early morning practices at the pool—sports, games, and competition are defining elements of the human experience. Through struggle and perseverance, victory and defeat, we learn about the joys, pains, and triumphs of being alive together. Featuring everything from timeless soccer legends and hilariously obsessed sports fans to breathtaking breakdance competitions and the epic clash of sumo wrestlers, this collection of films explores the ways in which sports, games, and competition shape our lives.
Cinema/Chicago, the presenting organization of the Chicago International Film Festival, is a year-round non-profit cultural and educational organization dedicated to fostering better communication between people of diverse cultures through the art of film and the moving image. Serving Chicago’s diverse and under-served citizenry by providing access to world-class cinema, Cinema / Chicago aims to enrich Chicago’s cultural environment by presenting film in contexts that encourage discussion and debate.
Through the Film Festival, its Education Program, and year-round programming and membership program, Cinema/Chicago enhance the cultural assets of the city of Chicago by exhibiting film from around the world. Furthermore the organization strives to promote a deeper understanding of a diverse body of cultures, thus contributing to Chicago’s identity and orientation as an international city.