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Our stock and store moved to 1830 N. Milwaukee Ave.

But our Facebook is in the same place. <3

Beautiful articles were written at chicagoist and The Chicago Tribune during our fundrasing campaign. We thank everyone for supporting the store. Come see us in the new space soon!

Certainly, the new physical space is an improvement, and we are busy refining it, though we are primarily interested in opening new mental spaces through movies. As always, we strive to help you find the right ones.

Mavericks of the Day
Sat Oct 20 2018

We're breaking our backs bringing out directors from the wall of the mavericks.


Oshima, Nagisa

  • Death By Hanging (Koshikei), 1968
  • Diary of a Shinjuku Thief, 1968
  • In the Realm of Passion, 1980
  • In the Realm of the Senses, 1976
  • Japanese Summer: Double Suicide, 1967
  • Man Who Left His Will On Film, 1970
  • Max Mon Amour, 1986
  • Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence, 1983
  • Night and Fog in Japan, 1960
  • Street of Love and Hope, 1959
  • Taboo (1997), 1999
  • Three Resurrected Drunkards (aka Sinner in Paradise), 1968

Metter, Alan

  • Back to School, 1986
  • Working Trash, 1990

Starrett, Jack / Malick, Terrence

  • Dion Brothers, The (aka The Gravy Train), 1974

Swanberg, Joe

  • 24 Exposures, 2013
  • Alexander The Last, 2009
  • Drinking Buddies, 2013
  • Happy Christmas, 2014
  • Kissing on the Mouth, 2006

Merch on/off apparel

Most of our inventory of tee-shirts and coffe mugs is sold out. What we have left is only for sale in the store.

The On/Off Apparel site is not accepting orders for the time being. We've left it as it is for archival purposes. Please do keep an eye out for new items from On/Off Apparel, however.