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29th Chicago International Film Festival: The Week’s Worth

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8 Rudy A worthy addition to the “faith, grit, and hard work conquers all” genre that includes Rocky and Hoosiers (which was directed by David Anspaugh and written by Angelo Pizzo, the same team that created Rudy). This is a surprisingly involving, deceptively straightforward story of an average–maybe less-than-average–guy who dreams of going […]

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A Sea of Celluloid: Our coverage of the 24th Chicago International Film Festival Continues

The 24th Chicago International Film Festival, now into its top-heavy second week, is offering 60-odd programs this week, reviews and descriptions of which can be found below. It’s particularly pleasing that the festival has managed to squeeze in filmmakers as important as Jean-Luc Godard and Raul Ruiz this week (although the latter is represented only […]

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Week One of the 24th Chicago International Film Festival: A Day-by-Day Guide

Monday October 24 Burning Secret The first feature film of Andrew Birkin (the brother of Jane Birkin), who worked on the script for The Name of the Rose and costarred with his sister (playing her husband) in Jacques Doillon’s La pirate. Set in Austria shortly after World War I, and filmed largely in Marienbad, Czechoslovakia, […]