For the better part of two decades, Jozef Van Wissem has been on a mission to challenge the notion that his main instrument is a museum piece. The 57-year-old Dutchman has recontextualized the Renaissance lute by submerging its sound in Maurizio Bianchi’s industrial noise, by improvising with guitarist Tetuzi Akiyama, and by engaging in instrumental […]
Hotels play a starring role in film history, from Georges Méliès in 1897 to Wes Anderson in 2014.
New reviews and notable screenings in this week’s issue
Highlights from the filmography of Jim Jarmusch
Given how many superb movies play Chicago every year, it’s a struggle to limit a list of favorites to just ten—or even 30.
This 1983 documentary gets Burroughs right between the eyes.
Blood Ties and Gambit: two genre films from the “disappearing middle” of American cinema
Chicago is currently playing host to films by two great cinematic poets, Pier Paolo Pasolini and Jim Jarmusch; the works complement each other rather nicely.
A roundup of new and notable movies screening in Chicago between 4/18 and 4/24
An arty pop gem from the Del-Byzanteens
Living alone and in hiding, the actor and Lounge Lizards legend John Lurie has reinvented himself yet again—this time as a painter.
A roundup of new and notable movies playing in Chicago between October 4 and 10
A roundup of new and notable movies playing in Chicago between August 2 and 8
A two-disc retrospective looks at New York indie Sara Driver
A new documentary chronicles the last years of Hollywood maverick Nicholas Ray