• Daughters, Wives and a Mother (1960)

There are so many impressive screenings around Chicago today—and all of them showing from film stock, no less—that you’d think it was Friday or Saturday. At 4:30 PM, the Experimental Film Society at the School of the Art Institute (112 South Michigan Avenue, Room 1307) will present The Devil’s Cleavage (1972), a feature-length soap opera spoof by the recently departed George Kuchar. (The SAIC’s George Kuchar screening has just been rescheduled for next Monday, February 27, at 4 PM.) At 6 PM, the Siskel Center will screen Robert Bresson’s final masterpiece L’Argent (1983). Doc Films has announced a repeat screening of Yilmaz Güney’s striking Turkish western Bride of the Earth (1968), which I wrote about last week, for 9:30 PM. And at the Music Box, you can see the praised-in-the-Reader A Separation for just five bucks. But the most valuable may be Doc’s revival of Daughters, Wives and a Mother (1960), which plays in their Mikio Naruse/Hideko Takamine series at 7 PM.