The Trials of Muhammad Ali explores the fighter’s roots in the Nation of Islam
The silent classic screens through October at Gene Siskel Film Center.
Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave tells of a free northerner taken into bondage.
With Gravity, Alfonso Cuaron delivers a philosophical sci-fi drama.
Feminism meets tribal traditions in Desiré Ecaré’s Faces of Women.
Jill Soloway’s Afternoon Delight mines Eric Rohmer territory—with a little more raunch and lot more compassion.
Nightingale Cinema screens a program of funny, visually sophisticated shorts by filmmaker/wrestler Charles Fairbanks.
In Joshua Oppenheimer’s unforgettable documentary, Indonesian executioners re-create their killings for the camera.
In Bruno Dumont’s drama Outside Satan, a nameless man kills, prays, fucks.
Hayao Miyazaki’s Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind creates a world 1,000 years after the demise of our own.
Terence Nance explodes a moment in time with An Oversimplification of Her Beauty.
In This Is the End, Seth Rogen and pals go surfing on the Lake of Fire.
Haile Gerima presents his 1976 ghetto drama Bush Mama
Rob Zombie’s The Lords of Salem is a tale of modern-day witches.
42 remembers the year Jackie Robinson integrated baseball.