SXU 2008-09 film series continues with “Dark City”

Saint Xavier University will screen the 1998 film “Dark City” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 10 in SXU’s McGuire Hall, Warde Academic Center, 3700 W. 103rd St., Chicago.

The screening is free and open to the public and is the fourth in SXU’s 2008-09 film series, “Film and the City..

Directed by Alex Proyas, “Dark City” tells the story of John Murdoch, a man who awakens in a hotel room with no memories. He quickly discovers he is being pursued by the local police, who suspect he is a serial killer, and a group of strange men with psychokinetic powers. All the while, Murdoch gradually realizes something unusual is happening with time, memory and identity in the city.

The film includes performances from Rufus Sewell, William Hurt, Kiefer Sutherland and Jennifer Connelly. Famed film critic Roger Ebert cited Dark City as the best film of 1998.
“Dark City” is 100 minutes long. This year’s film series is partially supported by a grant for the Illinois Arts Council, Saint Xavier’s College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of Art and Design.

For more information, please contact Film Series Director Alison Fraunhar, Ph.D., at or (773)298-3083.