The twenty-ninth edition of the Chicago Underground Film Festival plays through the weekend. “Fire Of Love” continues at the Music Box and at Siskel. PLUS, Chicago Film Society brandishes a 35mm print of “Menace II Society”; Alfonso Cuaron’s 2001 career-maker “Y tu mamá también” on 35mm is this week’s “50/50” series entry at Siskel on Monday and so much more.
There’s so much detail to revel in, I want to just take a breath and consider its production, to vamp about its very existence.
Jordan Peele’s self-described “horror epic” “Nope” and the highlights at Siskel, Music Box, Doc and Chicago Film Society. Plus at Facets, Full Spectrum Features presents “Free Yr Dick.”
.Claire Denis’ “Both Sides Of The Blade,” “Fire of Love” and “Murina.” FX has a sneak hit on Hulu, the Chicago-set chef’s manic breakdown, “The Bear.” Plus: Bill Stamets’ twelve-minute documentary of Steve Dahl’s 1979 Comiskey Park “disco demolition” and the top local repertory picks.
FACETS brings back Kogonada’s fine “After Yang;” “Flowers Of Shanghai” is at Siskel as the week’s “50/50” selection and it’s Ray Liotta week at the Siskel Film Center with a “Remembering Ray” series. Plus Chicago Underground sets its final schedule.
A movie consisting of sound and music but also an insistent field of blue placed on celluloid, winding past bright projected light.
From Jordan Peele’s newest to classic Claire Denis
The Chicago Film Society presents “The Incredible Shrinking Man” and Siskel’s latest summer series is the eleven-film “In Concert.” Plus, Doc Films is showing a relatively recent movie from former Chicagoan James Fotopoulos.
“Elvis” is a life of the singer in the form of a portrait of an outsider, a crack at a personality behind layers and layers of feral, restless syncopation and who feeling empty to the end of his days, ever shoulders the mantel of persona and performance.
This week in Chicago: Chicago Film Archives Media Mixer and repertory riches for the end of June include a four-showing revival of Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s 2002 Turkish drama, “Distant”