widens into a moving vista of modern Europe.” Check out our 16-film roundup of the festival, which runs all through March. Also this week, Fred Camper has the lowdown on the Onion City Experimental Film and Video Festival, with four installations and nine shorts programs screening through the weekend at Defibrillator Gallery. And check out our new issue for capsule reviews of: London Has Fallen, an action flick about terrorists swinging England like a pendulum; The Wave, billed as the first Norwegian disaster flick; and Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, starring Tina Fey as an American journalist in Kabul.
Best bets for repertory: Vincente Minnelli’s The Band Wagon (1953), Monday at University of Chicago Doc Films; Joel and Ethan Coen’s Fargo (1996), daily at Facets Cinematheque; the Marx Bros. in A Night at the Opera (1935), Thursday at Pickwick in Park Ridge; Roman Polanski’s Rosemary’s Baby (1968), Thursday at Doc; Martin Scorsese’s Shutter Island (2010), Friday and Sunday at Doc; and, as part of the Music Box 70-millimeter Film Festival, Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s Cleopatra (1963), Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar (2014), David Lean’s Lawrence of Arabia (1962), and Robert Wise’s West Side Story (1961).
Don’t forget these special events: the Chicago Irish Film Festival runs through Sunday at Logan and Society for Arts, and Peace on Earth Film Festival runs through Sunday at Chicago Cultural Center, with free admission.
Following are some recommended films from the European Union Film Festival: