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Chicago Latino Film Festival

The 21st Chicago Latino Film Festival runs Friday, April 8, through Thursday, April 21, at the Beverly Arts Center; Chicago State Univ., 9501 S. King Dr.; Columbia College Ludington Bldg.; Dominican Univ., 7900 W. Division; Facets Cinematheque; Pipers Alley; Landmark’s Century Centre; Malcolm X College, 1900 W. Van Buren; Moraine Valley Community College, 10900 S. […]

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In My Country

John Boorman directs a potent, moving, liberal-minded docudrama about South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation hearings of the mid-90s, adapted by Ann Peacock from Antjie Krog’s novel Country of My Skull. The plot focuses on two journalists, an Afrikaner poet (Juliette Binoche) who firmly believes in the South African concept of ubuntu (collective unity) and a […]

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Mulgrew Miller Trio

Mulgrew Miller is the quintessential mainstream jazz pianist, a musician of peerless technique and focus with a well-suppressed ego. He’s no innovator but rather a deft assimilator who’s forged a beguiling composite style over decades of hard-bop piano playing. A sideman for greats including Woody Shaw, Art Blakey, Betty Carter, and Tony Williams, Miller has […]

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream

In a program note, director Matthew Reeder suggests we shouldn’t dissect Shakespeare’s comedy–and this gorgeous production encourages us to simply experience it. The elegant art deco set and costumes (by Matt Morton and Vicki J. Strei respectively) are done in clean lines of black, silver, and white. Richly colored tarps unfurl from lighted columns to […]