• Umberto Lenzi’s Nightmare City

This week brings the Music Box’s three-day Chicago French Film Festival, and in addition to our sidebar coverage, we have a long review of Delphine and Muriel Coulin’s 17 Girls, which screens on Sunday at 4:30 PM. Check out our current issue for new reviews of the French animation feature A Cat in Paris, all week at Gene Siskel Film Center; Umberto Lenzi’s 1980 horror movie Nightmare City, Friday night at University of Chicago Doc Films; Hayao Miyazaki’s feature animation Porco Rosso, Saturday, Tuesday, and Thursday at Film Center; Ruby Sparks, Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris’s follow-up to their 2006 indie hit Little Miss Sunshine; Sacrifice, the latest import from Chinese director Chen Kaige (Farewell My Concubine); El Velador, a documentary about the drug-cartel stronghold of Culiacan in northwest Mexico, on Friday and Tuesday at Film Center; and The Watch, with Ben Stiller, Jonah Hill, and Vince Vaughn chasing space aliens in suburban Ohio.