Atomic Sketch, which bills itself “Chicago’s original drink and draw” event, celebrates its 14th birthday today in the best way it knows how: a special anniversary drinking and drawing session […]
Chicago’s newest record store specializes in all things metal. Meteor Gem occupies a garden-level boutique at 3082 N. Elston, and its stock is so laser-focused on extreme music—including death, doom, […]
After several pandemic pivots and herd immunity on the horizon, local movie theaters and film programs are returning to business not-quite-as-usual.
The world’s longest-running underground film festival plays on.
In this Spanish drama by the Also Sisters, screening as part of the Chicago Underground Film Festival, a young man whose father was killed by a falling satellite keeps an eye on the sky.
Ben Russell’s epic portrait of the global labor force screens in this year’s Chicago Underground Film Festival.
Reader critics assess eight short works screening in the festival’s 25th edition, through Sunday at the Logan.
As the 25th Chicago Underground Film Festival approaches, here are ten stand-out features from festivals past.
The veteran underground filmmaker reflects on his four-decade career.
Jon Moritsugu’s underground classic reheats the 60s mod craze and strikes an early blow for Asian-American identity.
A list of the 35 best movies to play Chicago this year.
Five days’ worth of features and short subjects screen in the festival’s 24th edition.
The new initiative, cocurated by IFP Chicago and Full Spectrum Features through a grant from Illinois Humanities, is committed to starting conversations about social issues and elevating diverse filmmakers.
More than 100 new films screen through Sunday at the Logan Theatre.
New reviews and notable screenings in this week’s issue