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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.

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What Have We Learned?

In a press statement issued September 13, Paramount Classics announced that the national release of Ed Burns’s romantic comedy Sidewalks of New York would be postponed “due to recent events and sensitivity to current issues.” The maddeningly vague language was typical of the industry’s sudden timidity in the face of real-life disaster: apparently the studio […]