The Volcanic Anna Magnani
From Italy with gusto: twelve roles by one of the fiercest females in film history; often heartbreaking and heart-punching in a single breath or flash of the eyes.
Noir City Film Festival
(Music Box, August 19-25)
The return of nights dark and sinister in an annual compilation of newly found films and classics from the backstreets of the twentieth century
Chicago Underground Film Festival
(Logan Theatre, June 1-5)
The world’s oldest underground film festival turns twenty-three, earnestly expanding the creative boundaries of contemporary narrative and experimental storytelling.
Ray Pride is Newcity’s film critic and a contributing editor to Filmmaker magazine.
His history of Chicago “Ghost Signs” in words and images will be published in Spring 2022.