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Rated X-Perimental

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 […]

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Rated X-perimental

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.

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Up: Yours!

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.”

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A.O. Scott on Holocaust movies

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.