(Chicago Film Society, Music Box)
Andrei Konchalovsky’s rarely seen 1987 gem, a masterful, unabashed melodrama set in a haunted swamp, with Jill Clayburgh, Barbara Hershey and Martha Plimpton. 35mm.
The Twenty-Third Annual European Union Film Festival
A tasty selection of forty-seven films from twenty-seven European Union member nations and, for one last time, self-exiled Great Britain.
March 6-April 12
The great Romanian deadpan artist Corneliu Porumboiu turns his hand to an international comic caper to captivating result.
Opens March 27
Chicago indie film makes good: SXSW standout from local talent makes good and wreaks tears as “issues” are heightened in human relief.
Opens March 20
The 70mm Film Festival
Get ‘em while they’re big: “Once Upon A Time … In Hollywood,” “West Side Story,” “2001: A Space Odyssey,” “The Big Trail,” “Last Action Hero,” “Roma,” “Lifeforce,” “The Untouchables,” “Khartoum,” “Interstellar,” “Tron” and “Hello, Dolly!”
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.