Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
(Opens Friday, June 8)
Two words: Fred Rogers. Five more words: dare you not to cry.
(Opens Friday, June 15)
Early whooping and hollering says Brad Bird has shaken the recent Pixar curse with a sequel to his snappy, nifty spy family comedy.
Under the Silver Lake
(OPENING POSTPONED UNTIL DECEMBER)
David Robert Mitchell goes bubblegum neo-noir in modern-day Los Angeles: “Long Goodbye” or “Southland Tales,” or, here’s hoping, a little of both as well as heaping handfuls of what his “It Follows” brought to the screen and left quivering in memory.
Chicago Underground Film Festival
(Opens Friday, June 6-10)
CUFF turns twenty-five, with special guests and other attractions from its termite-to-tastemaker history.
Movies In Millennium Park
(All summer, starting June 5)
Last summer, 20,000 filled the park under the stars to watch “La La Land”; June’s attractions, programmed by Chicago film festivals, include John Waters’ “Hairspray,” partnered with CUFF, “Mad Max: Fury Road,” via Chicago Critics Film Festival, “Kinky Boots” from Reeling and “Groundhog Day” with Chicago Comedy Film Festival.
Ray Pride is Newcity’s film critic and a contributing editor to Filmmaker magazine.
His multimedia history of Chicago “Ghost Signs” will be published later this year.