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MOVIE REVIEW: HELMUT NEWTON: THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL

“Everybody remembers a bad picture. Nobody remembers the pain you went through to get a good picture.” Those were the immortal words of the great, celebrated and somewhat off-beat fashion photographic genius Helmut Newton, the subject of director Gero von ...

Movie Review: “Red Penguins” – How a Disney on Ice’ Dream gets ZAMBONI’D by the Russian Mob

Chicago-bred, award-winning director Gabe Polsky takes a penetrating, tragic-comic look at the world of Russian professional hockey in the aftermath of the fall of the Soviet Union. His documentary film Red Penguins premiered to critical acclaim as an Official Selection ...

NEARLY 150 MULTI-GENERATIONAL PARTICIPANTS JOIN GOODMAN THEATRE'S REIMAGINED FREE SUMMER EDUCATION AND ENGAGEMENTPROGRAMS, WHICH CULMINATE IN ONLINE SHOWCASES JULY 24, 25 AND AUGUST 14

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN FOR THE SECOND SESSION OF ALONE TOGETHER (JULY 27 – AUGUST 21) Free programming for participants "aged eight to 80" is underway online, as Goodman Theatre's popular Education and Engagement summer offerings for multigenerational learners go ...

John Leguizamo's Critical Thinking touts chess as winning move to success

Movie review One of the casualties of the cancellation of the all-influential SXSW Festival in Austin was the World Premiere of John Leguizamo's directorial debut, Critical Thinking. Set in 1998 Miami in the hardscrabble Allapattah neighborhood, the film centers around ...

37th Miami Film Festival March 6-15th: Miami's World Class showcase of International and Ibero-American films

The nation's most diverse film festival is currently underway. Miami Film Festival presents its 37th edition with a roster of 170 feature narratives, documentaries and short films of all genres from more than 40 countries. A major showcase for both ...

BEST FILMS OF 2019

Look back on the most noteworthy films of 2019 and they all display a diverse array of superb talent—in front of and behind the camera. These movies entertained, educated and often inspired us. They challenged our opinions. They made us ...

NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL: PAIN AND GLORY REVEALS CLOSE TIES OF A DIRECTOR AND HIS STAR

Sony Pictures Classics Pain and Glory is the eighth collaboration of Spanish filmmaking legend Pedro Almodovar and award-winning actor Antonio Banderas. This is the eighth collaboration for the two, albeit after nearly a decade-long hiatus. Time apart may benefited the ...

THE PRINCE-A DARK TALE OF HUMAN REDEMPTION

THE PRINCE (EL PRINCIPE) is a dark, raw film by Chilean director Sebastian Munoz that takes us directly into the harsh life behind bars in the notorious San Bernardo prison outside Santiago, Chile. The time is around 1970, prior to ...

Burning Cane-Debut Feature By Black Teen Director now on Netflix and select screens

History was made at the 18th Tribeca Film Festival. 'Burning Cane', the debut feature narrative by then 19 year old director Phillip Youmans made him the first African American to win the coveted Founder's Award for Best Narrative Feature, he ...

Entertainment: Lyric Opera Dead Man Walking

Taut and riveting from the overture to the final curtain, Lyric Opera’s Premiere production of Jake Heggie’s opera in two acts in English (with projected English subtitles), Dead Man Walking, is a fast-paced journey of conscience and redemption. The libretto ...

Chicago Film Festival Opening Night-Edward Norton's Motherless Brooklyn, in theatres Friday, Nov 1

In the opening scenes of Edward Norton's brilliant homage to his hometown, Motherless Brooklyn, for which he wrote the screenplay, based on the detective novel by Jonathan Lethem (Doubleday-1999), we see him anxiously tugging away at a loose thread on ...

The Galaxy's Greatest Hits with Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

This year marked the 50th anniversary year of Apollo 11s historic moon landing. Chicago's Symphony Center was the launching pad for this city's celebration with a stirring concert of The Galaxy's Greatest Hits from Anthony Pratt and the Melbourne Symphony ...

Chicago Film Festival’s first look at some of the films showing

*LARA* Director: Jan-Ole Gerster Germany It’s Lara’s 60th birthday. She is alone. She is divorced. She has just retired from that job, where she was respected but not liked. All her youthful energies had been directed to becoming a concert ...

Chicago Film Festival: 10 Capsules

ALELI Director: Leticia Jorge Romero Uruguay/Argentina How does a family rearrange itself when a parent dies? When it’s mom who survives, will any of her three adult children have room for her? How does the group power shift: Is she ...

55th Chicago Film Festival-The New Bauhaus, a German design icon is reborn in Chicago

Chicago has long been recognized as the putative home of architecture. Little is said of the city's role at the epicenter of one of the biggest influences on design, especially as it relates to the objects and devices that support ...

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