Presented by Chicago Filmmakers, the 29th Reeling festival continues Thursday through Saturday, November 11-13, at Chicago Filmmakers, Columbia College Film Row Cinema, Instituto Cervantes, and Landmark’s Century Centre. Unless otherwise noted, tickets for all screenings are $10, $8 for matinees (before 5 PM), and passes are available for $45 (five shows), $80 (ten shows), $125 (all shows, excepting special admissions), and $150 (all shows and events). Tickets can be purchased online at reelingfilmfestival.org, in person at Chicago Filmmakers, and at the venue prior to the show. For more information, including a complete schedule, see reelingfilmfestival.org.
Flight of the Cardinal In Robert Gaston’s formulaic psychological thriller, an attractive young sociopath joins the staff of a lakeside resort lodge. His scheme: to drive the lodge’s bipolar gay owner to suicide by preying on the man’s paranoia, which has already been stoked by his boyfriend’s decision to end their relationship. The only distinctive thing about this derivative film is its setting—the scenic Smoky Mountains of North Carolina. 87 min. —Albert Williams