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This Week’s Movie Action

Debra Granik’s new drama, Winter’s Bone, is part suspense movie, part ethnography, and the two are closely linked: without its persuasive landscape of an Ozarks mountain community in the 21st century, it wouldn’t be nearly as tense. It’s the subject of this week’s long review.

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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.