Reeling: The Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival opens Thursday with a screening of 4th Man Out at the Music Box and continues for another week at Landmark’s Century Centre. This year’s schedule includes anniversary screenings of Brokeback Mountain (2005) and I Am Love (2010); we’ve got reviews of these and five other features in our festival roundup. Also this week, Ben Sachs considers The Second Mother, a Brazilian comedy with more than a passing resemblance to Sebastian Silva’s Chilean hit The Maid.
Check out the new issue for capsule reviews of: Black Mass, starring Johnny Depp as Boston crime boss Whitey Bulger; Coming Home, a drama from Zhang Yimou (House of Flying Daggers) about a Chinese family torn apart by the Cultural Revolution; Hippocrates, Diary of a French Doctor, a French satire of hospital administrators; Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, the second installment in the Hunger Games knockoff; Pawn Sacrifice, which chronicles the legendary chess match between Bobby Fischer (Tobey Maguire) and Boris Spassky (Liev Schreiber); Sleeping With Other People, starring Jason Sudeikis and Alison Brie as sex addicts who meet in a support group and agree to keep things strictly platonic; Time Out of Mind, starring Richard Gere as an old man living on the street; and The Visit, a new spook show from director M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense) and producer Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity).
Best bets for repertory: Michael Powell’s Age of Consent (1969), Saturday and Sunday morning at Music Box; Michelangelo Antonioni’s L’Avventura (1960), Sunday and Monday at Gene Siskel Film Center; Josef von Sternberg’s The Docks of New York (1928), Wednesday at Northbrook Public Library; Robert Altman’s Nashville (1975), Saturday at Film Center; Mario Monicelli’s The Organizer (1963), Friday and Saturday at Film Center; and Monicelli’s The Passionate Thief (1960), Saturday and Wednesday at Film Center.
Music Box presents two special events this week: Andrew Niccol’s sci-fi thriller Gattaca (1997) screens on Sunday with lectures by Shannon Hackett, curator of birds at the Field Museum, and Kevin Feldheim, manager of the Pritzker Laboratory for Molecular Systematics and Evolution. And on Tuesday night,
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