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Tivoli Theatre

5021 Highland Avenue

Downers Grove, IL 60515

Phone: 630-968-0219

Fax: 630-968-0839


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MONDAY, MARCH 23, 2015   7:30PM

“Cynicism has no place in the reviewing of art.” Words to live by, for sure, and all the more so for being uttered by John Ruskin, one of the giants of 19th-century British art criticism. But nothing is quite so simple. In “Mr. Turner,” Mike Leigh’s revelatory new film, Ruskin (Joshua McGuire) appears as a pretentious carrot-topped nitwit with a voice like a posh Elmer Fudd. In one scene, he offers up “controversial” theories about landscapes and seascapes to a roomful of harrumphing artists. It’s all very well, ... Read More >>>

MONDAY, MAY 11, 2015   7:30PM

Disturbing and shocking, "Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem" is a fiction about an unimaginable fact of life in present-day Israel. The divorce-centered drama is so provocative it's become a lightning rod for debate inside the country. Even watching from a distance is unnerving.

For all intents and purposes, Viviane (Ronit Elkabetz), a wife and mother, is chattel. ... Read More >>>

MONDAY, APRIL 27, 2015   7:30PM

“Timbuktu” arrives in the nick of time, an alternately unsettling and spellbinding example of humanism and pure visual artistry in the midst of brutality and bloodshed.

At a time when thugs are running rampant under the dubious banner of Islamic pietism and when Westerners nervously wonder where the next threat is coming ... Read More >>>

MONDAY, APRIL 13, 2015   7:30PM

“Leviathan”. A grand, brooding Russian crime drama set in a corner of the world you likely haven't seen, "Leviathan" is about an ordinary man taking on a dirty town that Dashiell Hammett or James M. Cain would've been proud to call home.

The machinations of co-writer and director Andrey Zvyagintsev's film consciously ... Read More >>>