Andrew Garfield and Michael Shannon in Rahmin Bahrani's 99 Homes

Our Fall Preview issue hits the streets today, and we’ve got plenty of items for cinephiles to drool over: a Chicago residency for French new waver Agnes Varda (Cleo From 5 to 7, The Gleaners and I); a monthlong series on experimental filmmaker Stuart Sherman; the ongoing import series Asian Pop-Up Cinema; and new work from Rahmin Bahrani (Man Push Cart), Ryan Coogler (Fruitvale Station), Patricio Guzman (The Battle of Chile), Thomas McCarthy (The Station Agent), Steven Spielberg (The Sugarland Express), and Denis Villeneuve (Incendies).


Check out our new reviews of: Dreamcatcher, a documentary about Chicago social activist Brenda Myers-Powell; 4th Man Out, the opening-night film of this year’s Reeling: The Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival; Meet the Patels, a comedy about an Indian-American man and his doting parents; The Mend, a freaky indie drama about two estranged brothers who reunite and begin driving each other bats; Sandra, a moody drama of the aristocracy by our old richy-shit pal Luchino Visconti; and The Transporter Refueled, a new installment in the durable action franchise.

Best bets for repertory: Milos Forman’s Amadeus: The Director’s Cut (1984), Sunday at Facets Cinematheque; Sam Raimi’s The Evil Dead (1981), midnight Friday and Saturday at Music Box; Fritz Lang’s Metropolis (1927), Saturday and Tuesday at Gene Siskel Film Center, with a lecture by Fred Camper at the second screening; Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest (1959), Ernst Lubitsch’s So This Is Paris (1926), Wednesday at Northeastern Illinois University Auditorium, with live organ accompaniment by Jay Warren; Frank Capra’s Submarine (1926), Saturday afternoon at Music Box, with live organ accompaniment by Dennis Scott; and Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver (1976), midnight Friday and Saturday at Landmark’s Century Centre.

Taxi Driver

Special events: Alleluia! The Devil’s Carnival brings a heapin’ helpin’ of hell to the Patio; Red Squads and Beyond, 1960s to Present looks at police and government surveillance films of U.S. citizens; and Reel Abilities Film Festival collects movies by and about the disabled.