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Chicago Latino Film Festival

FESTIVAL Chicago Latino Film Festival Presented by the International Latino Cultural Center, the 27th Chicago Latino Film Festival runs Friday, April 1, through Thursday, April 14, at Instituto Cervantes, 31 W. Ohio; Landmark’s Century Centre, 2828 N. Clark; River East 21, 322 E. Illinois; and Univ. of Chicago Doc Films, 1212 E. 59th. Tickets for […]

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Critic’s Choice: Of Gods and Men

No one knows for sure what happened to the seven French monks who were kidnapped during the Algerian civil war and found dead in May 1996. But Xavier Beauvois, who directed and cowrote this moving spiritual drama (2010), doesn’t bother himself with that mystery; he’s more concerned with the faith and devotion of the victims, […]

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This Week’s Movie Action

Summer in Genoa Rodrigo Garcia, who wrote and directed the excellent Nine Lives (2005), scales down to three lives (and change) for his latest feature, Mother and Child, the subject of this week’s long review. We also have a Critic’s Choice for Michael Winterbottom’s Summer in Genoa, starring Colin Firth, Catherine Keener, and Hope Davis.