Today’s issue covers the first Chicago International Movies and Music Festival, which runs through Monday night with 7:30 and 10 PM screenings of the Wilco concert doc Ashes of American Flags.
New festivals are often disorganized, and CIMMFest has been no different. A day after the Reader‘s print edition hit the street comes word that three screenings have been rescheduled to accomodate an additional showing of How to Be, starring Robert Pattinson (the vampire heartthrob of Twilight). Two screenings of How to Be at the Chicago Cultural Center—a total of 580 seats—have now sold out, and the festival has posted a special instruction page for trembling young women who won’t be told no.
We missed a schedule change too—our apologies to the festival and patrons. Following are the rescheduled shows, with their new times and venues:
Agile, Mobile, Hostile: A Year With Andre Williams Tricia Todd will attend this screening of her documentary about Williams, who went from R & B hitmaker in the 60s to homeless on the streets of Chicago in the 80s. → Sat 3/7, 5 PM, St. Paul’s Cultural Center, 2215 W. North.
Becoming Pony Boi Sergio Myers directed and stars in this mockumentary about his campaign to become a hip-hop star. He’ll attend the screening. → Sat 3/7, 3 PM, Th!nkArt Salon 1530 N. Paulina.
East of Paradise Lech Kowalski directed this personal documentary about his mother’s suffering as a Pole in World War II and his own need to make sense of it. Kowalski will attend the screening. → Sat 3/7, 3:30, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington.
I Am a Videomachine Xavier Esnault directed this documentary about the French punk band Zabriskie Point (which counted among its members Francois Begaudeau, now star and cowriter of Laurent Cantet’s drama The Class. → Sun 3/8, 3 PM, St. Paul’s Cultural Center, 2215 W. North.