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Talking Screens, April 19-25, 2024: Chicago-Made “We Grown Now” is Major Work From a Major Filmmaker | “The Old Oak” is the Final, Final Ken Loach Film

This week: “We Grown Now” and “The Old Oak” open. Plus “Flaming Creatures,” “Dog Movie,” “First Reformed,” “Killing Them Softly,” “Rush Hour,” “Limelight,” “Atlantis,” “Who Are You, Polly Maggoo?” “Sogobi,” an episode of Joe Swanberg’s series “Easy” and thoughts on “Minus Man.” The Cinema Femme Short Film Festival and CineYouth Festival are happening.

Plane Fancy: The Music Box Invests In 3D

The Music Box has installed a new Digital 3D system, and are christening it with Triple Threat, a 3D film series with thirteen features and a Three Stooges short.

Talking Screens, March 29-April 4, 2024: Morgan Neville’s Quietly Radical Steve Martin Doc | What to Expect from “Do Not Expect Too Much From The End Of The World”

“DogMan,” “Ennio” “Limbo,” “Carol Doda Topless At The Condor,” “Lousy Carter,” “Stop Making Sense,” “Beetlejuice,” “A Woman Of Paris,” Seconds,” “Working Girls,” “Neptune Frost,” ” Yi Yi,” “Pink Flamingos,” “Deseret,” “Bless Their Little Hearts,” “Funny Games” and “Deadly Weapons.”

Film Top 5: April 2024

April ranges from the Chicago-made “We Grown Now” to the unauthorized “The People’s Joker.”

Talking Screens, March 22-28, 2024: What to Say About the New Ghostbusters? | Ennio Fest | David Dastmalchian Spends “Late Night With The Devil”

A new “Ghostbusters”; David Dastmalchian in “Late Night With The Devil”;  and at Siskel, “I Heard It Through The Grapevine,” “Pandora’s Box,” “Ryuchi Sakamoto: Opus,” “Born in Flames” and “Where The Wild Things Are.” As preamble to Giuseppe Tornatore’s epic “Ennio” doc, the Music Box draws from composer Ennio Morricone’s 500-plus scores with sixteen features. And Doc Films outdoes itself.

Talking Screens, March 15-21, 2024: The Unabashed Neo-Noir Palette of “Love Lies Bleeding” | Technicolor Insights from Chicago Film Society

Opening this week: “Love Lies Bleeding”; the British gay summer romance scored to the Indigo Girls, “Glitter & Doom” at the Music Box; and a look at the creative life of the designer in “High And Low: John Galliano.” Plus, Chicago Film Society presents its “Technicolor Weekend!” at Siskel and Asian Pop-Up Cinema begins.

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