A new arts event brings together local artists from several different mediums.
Starting in mid-June the historic Portage Park theater is back in business.
Previewing a free double feature of rarely revived genre classics
The first in a three-part series on Chicago’s best repertory film screenings of 2013
A roundup of new and notable movies playing in Chicago between September 20 and 26
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Saturday, February 23, 2013
F. W. Murnau’s silent 1927 masterpiece screens tonight at the Silent Summer Film Festival.
Tomorrow at noon at the Field Museum, film scholar Theresa Scandiffio presents the silent film Field Museum-Borden Arctic Expedition (Cruise of the Northern Light), shot on a 1927 specimen-hunting expedition led by John Borden, a trustee of the Field Museum. Much of Borden’s wife’s account of the trip is online at Google Books.
On his releases from the past year, guitarist Bill Frisell has accompanied Buster Keaton classics, a narrative movie, and historical photographs from Heber Springs, Arkansas; on Saturday he plays in a trio at the Prairie Center for the Arts in Schaumburg.
In our world of endless noise and pointless jabber, the movies of Kim Ki-duk (Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter…and Spring) are transcendently quiet: the illicit lovers in this eerie South Korean drama communicate whole worlds without ever speaking, and the woman’s single line of dialogue, directed at her cuckolded husband, is almost certainly a lie. A […]
A masterpiece by Stanley Kwan, the greatest Hong Kong film I’ve seen (also known as Ruan Ling Yu and Center Stage). The story of silent film actress Ruan Ling Yu (1910-1935), known as the Garbo of Chinese cinema, it combines documentary with period re-creation, biopic glamour with profound curiosity, and ravishing historical clips with color […]