Politics has always been a “smelly kitchen,” to borrow a phrase from Jean Anouilh’s version of Antigone. But in 1933, two new cooks entered that kitchen. And the recipes they […]
Now playing at the Music Box Theatre, the film spotlights the refugee experience with humor and pathos.
Watching the watchers at the Chicago International Film Festival
See The Kid at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles on February 15, The Artist at the Logan Theatre on February 11, and 7th Heaven at St. John Cantius Church on February 26.
Also, people obsessed with Ferris Bueller’s Day Off gather to celebrate its 30th anniversary.
Catherine Frot stars as an amateur vocalist based on the real-life Florence Foster Jenkins.
New reviews and notable screenings in this week’s issue
A pair of new biographies, considered together, show that the legendary funny men weren’t so unalike after all.
Chicago Opera Theater is fleshing out its double bill of Ullmann and Orff with Chaplin.
Lucky Plush’s absurdist comedy The Queue has some fun while poised over the abyss.
Highlights from the filmography of Pier Paolo Pasolini
A roundup of new and notable movies screening in Chicago between 4/18 and 4/24
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Friday, April 18
The Silent Film Society of Chicago finds shelter at the Patio for a screening of Chaplin’s The Kid accompanied by a live orchestra.
The longtime Chicago musician shares his knowledge of silent movie history and recalls some notable screenings he’s accompanied.