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Chicago Humanities Film Festival

Presented as part of the Chicago Humanities Festival, whose theme this year is “The Climate of Concern,” this series runs 10/29-11/8 at Facets Cinematheque, 1517 W. Fullerton. Tickets are $9; for more information call 773-281-4114 or visit facets.org. Following are screenings through 11/1; for a complete schedule visit chicagoreader.com. monday29 The Omega Man The second […]

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Halloween movies

Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein Bud and Lou as two delivery men with an oblong package for Frankenstein’s castle. As burlesque and later radio comics, Abbott and Costello found their metier in bizarre patter routines; they never got the hang of the kiddie slapstick Universal assigned to them, and their physical comedy is low, heavy, […]

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Chicago Humanities Festival

The 18th annual Chicago Humanities Festival, which addresses global warming with the theme “The Climate of Concern,” starts Saturday, October 27, and runs through November 11, offering dozens of lectures, readings, and discussions by an international assortment of writers, artists, and scholars as well as film screenings and theatrical and musical performances at multiple venues […]

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Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema

The festival continues this weekend with screenings October 26 through 28 at the Wilmette, 1122 Central, Wilmette. Some highlights follow, all in subtitled Hebrew and other languages. For more information call 847-675-3378 or visit chicagofestivalofisraelicinema.org. Aviva My Love (107 min.) picked up six awards at Israel’s Oscars, including best picture, best actress (Assi Levy), and […]

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Rhinoceros Theater Festival

This annual showcase of experimental theater, performance, and music from Chicago’s fringe, coproduced by Curious Theatre Branch and Prop Thtr, runs through 11/4. This year features the full-length trilogy “The Madelyn Trilogy” by Beau O’Reilly (Idris Goodwin’s “The Danger Face Trilogy” has completed its run). Admission is $15 or “pay what you can,” except where […]

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Ladyfest Chicago

Ladyfest returns to the midwest after a six-year hiatus. This year’s offerings include a four-day program of all-ages shows at the AV-aerie (2000 W. Fulton #310, 312-850-4030) and Heaven Gallery (1550 N. Milwaukee, second floor, 773-342-4597), plus readings, screenings, and workshops. Festival proceeds benefit the Chicago Women’s Health Center and Rape Victim Advocates. For more […]

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Chicago Calling Arts Festival

This second annual showcase of collaborations between local musicians, filmmakers, and performing artists with counterparts from around the world is organized by the Borderbend Arts Collective and runs Wed-Sun, 10/24-10/27, at various locations. The schedule was still evolving at press time; for more information call 312-543-7027 or visit chicagocalling.org. wednesday24 Northwestern University Local musicians Mars […]

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Rhinoceros Theater Festival

This annual showcase of experimental theater, performance, and music from Chicago’s fringe, coproduced by Curious Theatre Branch and Prop Thtr, runs through 11/4. This year features “The Madelyn Trilogy” by Beau O’Reilly (Idris Goodwin’s “The Danger Face Trilogy” has completed its run). Admission is $15 or “pay what you can,” except where noted. Performances take […]

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Haunted Houses and Other Halloween Events

Some events require advance registration or reservations; please call ahead to confirm. friday12 Chicago Supernatural Ghost Tour Four-hour bus tour conducted by “original Chicago ghost hunter” Richard T. Crowe. a Daily 10/12-11/4, 7-11 PM, and Sat-Sun 10/13-11/4, 1-5 PM, departs from Goose Island Brew Pub, 1800 N. Clybourn, 708-499-0300, ghosttours.com, $39-$49. Chicagoween The city’s annual […]

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Music Box Massacre

Presented by the Music Box and Movieside Film Festival, this 24-hour marathon of horror movies begins at noon on Saturday, October 13, in the Music Box’s main theater, 3733 N. Southport. Tickets for the whole marathon are $29, and ticket holders may leave and reenter the theater. Showtimes are approximate; for more information call 773-871-6607 […]

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The Reader’s guide to week two of the 43rd annual Chicago International Film Festival

The 43rd annual Chicago International Film Festival continues through Wednesday, October 17. Following are selected films screening Friday through Thursday; for a complete festival schedule visit www.chicagofilmfestival.org. Reviews by Andrea Gronvall (AG), J.R. Jones (JJ), Reece Pendleton (RP), and Jonathan Rosenbaum (JR). The Age of Ignorance Instead of furthering the thoughtful examination of generational politics […]