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Chicago filmmakers On Edge: New Experimental Video

17.04.2002

 

 

Chicago filmmakers
On Edge: New Experimental Video

Works by

Jeanne C. Finley, John Muse, François Bucher, Jowita Kepa, Scott Stark, Hester Scheurwater, Alex Heim and Marcello Mercado

Program 86m.

Chicago Filmmakers (773)293-1447, 5243 N. Clark St., 2nd Floor, 8. Optimism

Short Runs
Repertory & Revival

Ray Pride
* = Recommended
Fri 13
*Casablanca
(1942, USA) Directed by Michael Curtiz. No further information available about this obscurity dug up by those high-falutin’ Batavia intellectual-types. 102m. A double feature with «Play It Again, Sam.» $4. Fermilab (630)840-8000, Ramsey Auditorium, Wilson Hall, Fermilab, Pine St. off Kirk Rd., Batavia, 8.
The Flower of the Lake
(1999, Greece) Directed by Stamatis Tsarouchas. Ambitious historical drama of ancient Macedonia. 90m. $8. Siskel Film Center (312)846-2600, 164 N. State at Randolph, 8.
Little Angel, Bring Me Joy
(Angelochek sdelaj radost) (1993, Turkmenistan) Directed by Usman Saparov. 88m. 35mm. $8. Siskel Film Center (312)846-2600, 164 N. State at Randolph, 6.
*Mr. Deeds Goes To Town
(1936, USA) Directed by Frank Capra. Screwball comedy with Gary Cooper turning down a $20-million inheritance and Jean Arthur the «news hen» out to discover why. Funny. 115m. Music Box (773)871-6604, 3733 N. Southport, 11:30am.
*Radiohead: Meeting People is Easy
(2001, England) Directed by Grant Gee. Road movie: Radiohead on their «OK, Computer World tour. Enervated but not enervating. Music Box (773)871-6604, 3733 N. Southport, Midnight.
Spike & Mike’s Sick and Twisted Animation
Music Box (773)871-6604, 3733 N. Southport, Midnight.
Sat 14
Little Angel, Bring Me Joy
$8. Siskel Film Center (312)846-2600, 164 N. State at Randolph, 5:45.
*Mr. Deeds Goes To Town
Music Box (773)871-6604, 3733 N. Southport, 11:30am.
On Edge: New Experimental Video
Including work by Jeanne C. Finley, John Muse, François Bucher, Jowita Kepa, Scott Stark, Hester Scheurwater, Alex Heim and Marcello Mercado. Program 86m. $7. Chicago Filmmakers (773)293-1447, 5243 N. Clark St., 2nd Floor, 8. Optimism
(2002, USA) Directed by Christopher McDonald. A juvenile escapes a mental hospital and takes a rural road trip. 82m. 16mm. $8. Siskel Film Center (312)846-2600, 164 N. State at Randolph, 6:15.
*Planet of the Apes
(1968, USA) Directed by Franklin J. Schaffner. Astronauts find themselves marooned on a planet where apes are in charge and humans are slaves. Rod Serling’s script has some interesting ideas and Charlton Heston’s ass has an embarrassing cameo. Or, as Heston rants at the film’s timeless twist ending: «Damn you! Damn you all to hell!» Panavision. 112m. Shown with Robert McKimson’s 1948 cartoon, «Gorilla My Dreams.» $5. LaSalle Theater (312)904-9442, 4901 W. Irving Park, 8.
Takhir and Zukhra
(1945, Uzbekistan) Directed by Nabi Ganiev. The Uzbek «Romeo and Juliet.» 92m. 35mm. $8. Siskel Film Center (312)846-2600, 164 N. State at Randolph, 4.
*Radiohead: Meeting People is Easy
Music Box (773)871-6604, 3733 N. Southport, Midnight.
Spike & Mike’s Sick and Twisted Animation
Music Box (773)871-6604, 3733 N. Southport, Midnight.
The Undercover Angels
(1967, USA) Directed by Jess Franco. 80m. Video. Free. Delilah’s (773)472-2771, 2771 N. Lincoln, 6.

 

Sun 15

Girl on a Motorcycle
(1974, England) Directed by Jack Cardiff. Marianne Faithfull and Alain Delon star. Video. Free. Delilah’s (773)472-2771, 2771 N. Lincoln, 6.
Hit Makers: The Teens Who Stole Pop Music
(2001, England) Directed by Morgan Neville. 90m. $8. Siskel Film Center (312)846-2600, 164 N. State at Randolph, 8:45.
*Mr. Deeds Goes To Town
Music Box (773)871-6604, 3733 N. Southport, 11:30am.
 

Mon 16
The Flower of the Lake
$8. Siskel Film Center (312)846-2600, 164 N. State at Randolph, 8.
Martin & Orloff
(2002, USA) Directed by Lawrence Blume. A South by Southwestern film festival entry that dabbles in latter-day surrealism. 86m. 35mm. $8. Siskel Film Center (312)846-2600, 164 N. State at Randolph, 6.
 

Tue 17
Devil Face, Angel Heart
See May 11. Siskel Film Center (312)846-2600, 164 N. State at Randolph, 6:15.
Takhir and Zukhra
$8. Siskel Film Center (312)846-2600, 164 N. State at Randolph, 6.
 

Thu 19
Hit Makers: The Teens Who Stole Pop Music
$8. Siskel Film Center (312)846-2600, 164 N. State at Randolph, 8:45.

(2003-06-11)