• Too Late Blues (1960)

The “increasingly indispensable” (per Cine-File contributor Michael Castelle) Northwest Chicago Film Society recently announced its schedule for January through April. The organization, which projects movies at the Portage Theater every Wednesday night, normally chooses titles from the classic Hollywood studio period (roughly, the 1930s through the early 1960s). This calendar shows them branching out in exciting ways; an obvious standout on this schedule is Warren Beatty’s Reds (1981), which comes from well after the Studio Age; another is Too Late Blues (1960), whose director, John Cassavetes, is better known for his independent movies than his studio work.