The 26th installment gets rolling October 22, continuing with screenings every Saturday and Sunday through November 1.
Facets Cinematheque presents six documentaries ranging from a history of the Faubourg Treme neighborhood in New Orleans to a profile of a stripper and porn star turned religious mouthpiece.
The long-shuttered Village North in Rogers Park reopens tonight as the New 400 Theater. Plus this week’s new movie reviews.
In this week’s issue Fred Camper weighs in on the 21st Onion City Experimental Film and Video Festival, which kicks off Tuesday, June 16, at the Gene Siskel Film Center and continues through Saturday, June 20, with programs at Chicago Filmmakers and Nightingale. Among the dozens of short films and videos screening are new works […]
New works by Ken Jacobs, Ernie Gehr, Jim Trainor, and others at the 21st Onion City Experimental Film and Video Festival. Also this week: the Dave Eggers-scripted “Away We Go,” the eye-opening documentary “Afghan Star,” and the Human Rights Watch Film Festival.
The new Pixar animation opens today. Also in this week’s issue, Sam Raimi’s “Drag Me to Hell,” the Oscar-winning “Departures,” and a Jonathan Rosenbaum review of the Noel Coward adaptation “Easy Virtue.”
Facets launches a midnight-movie series with lectures, every Saturday through June 27.
The New York Times critic appears this weekend at KAM Isaiah Israel in Hyde Park. Also this week: Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s “Tokyo Sonata” opens at Music Box; So Yong Kim’s “Treeless Mountain” closes the Asian American Showcase; and Kelly Reichardt’s “Wendy and Lucy” makes a curtain call at Facets.
New films by Carlos Reygadas (Battle in Heaven), Francois Ozon (Under the Sand), Christian Petzold (Yella), Peter Greenaway (The Pillow Book), and Max Farberbock (Aimee & Jaguar).
This week’s talks, tastings, and events
Chicago Film Archives presents a series on Chicago filmmaker Howard Alk.