The Pilsen Love Fridge is hosting a Community Care Day at Harrison Park (1824 S. Wood) from 1-4 PM. Join them for free cold-pressed juices and camaraderie as they hold […]
Critics sometimes say that films like Running Man and Battle Royale implicate the viewer. When you watch them, you’re supposed to recognize the ickiness of your own enjoyment of uber-violence. But isn’t the ickiness also part of the enjoyment?
This month, Chicago filmgoers are lucky enough to experience not one but four genre-defining anime classics on the silver screen as part of Anime Auteurs, a series put on by Facets.
The spring equinox (the moment when the sun is exactly above the equator and day and night are of equal length) for this year starts at 10:33 AM on Sunday […]
After 18 months of virtual programming, Facets reopened its doors in September to Chicagoans buzzing to see independent films on the big screen. But the return to in-person screenings is […]
After several pandemic pivots and herd immunity on the horizon, local movie theaters and film programs are returning to business not-quite-as-usual.
Saxophonist Hafez Modirzadeh has spent the better part of 30 years forging connections among jazz, Persian artistic concepts, and free music. This has resulted in a clutch of albums that […]
Chicago’s independent movie theaters get creative to stay alive during the pandemic.
Ditch Netflix and stream to support local film institutions instead.
Four films exploring humanity, made for the big screen.
Films that show the prolific Chilean-born filmmaker at his best
It wasn’t just the only place in Chicago to rent rare kung fu VHS tapes. It was a place to hang out and watch them.
The African Diaspora Film Festival and more goings-on 6/11-6/14.
Playing this week at Facets, the 2016 feature confirms Wang Bing’s reputation as one of the most exciting nonfiction filmmakers working today.
Chicago’s Leading Ladies, Spring BBQ, and more happenings from June 13-16