“The Last Temptation Of Christ”At press time, the studios had not yet made counter-offers to the demands of striking actors and writers; the fall movie season and beyond is more unpredictable than any time since the pandemic began.
Transgression’s in session with a series of against-the-grain movies, including “The Last Temptation Of Christ”; “RoboCop”; “Ekstase”; “The Girl on The Motorcycle”; “Scarface” (1932); “Pink Flamingos”; “Flaming Creatures” and “Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls.”
The Thirtieth Chicago Underground Film Festival
CUFF—the longest-running underground film festival in the world—is moving to Chicago’s South Side, to the newly refurbished, 107-year-old Harper Theater. Opening night is at the Siskel Film Center in the Loop. Parties and other events will take place around Hyde Park and venues slightly north.
Chicago Film Society’s second annual celebration of all things analog will take place at Siskel, Constellation and the Cultural Center, showing films, convening community and workshops and making celluloid merriment.
Ousmane Sembène Centennial
Six features from the groundbreaking, politically radical Senegalese director, including the newly restored “Black Girl”; “Mandabi”; “Xala” and “Guelwaar.”
Billy Wilder Matinees Redux
(Music Box, September-October)
A second go at the filmography of one of the Music Box’s most popular repertory figures of all time, Billy Wilder, including “Kiss Me, Stupid”; “The Seven-Year-Itch”; “Sabrina,”; “Midnight”; “Stalag 17”; “Five Graves To Cairo” and “Witness for The Prosecution.”