Ooo, is this down? This is nice. Is this from Macy's?

Ooo, is this down? This is nice. Is this from Macy’s?

As promised, we give you a listing of what’s going on, film wise, on the South Side (ish) of Chi-town this week.

Doc Films
Max Palevsky Cinema, 1212 East 59th Street, University of Chicago
The weekend starts with a climax a la Rob Reiner’s When Harry Met Sally (1989, 96 min, 35mm) on Friday. You may have heard the good reviews about John Michael McDonagh’s Calvary (2014, 105 min, DCP) that was released earlier this year, but now you’ll have a chance to catch it on Saturday. Sunday gives you a chance to catch both aforementioned films once more, as well as Josef Berne’s Mirele Efros (1939, 87 min, 16mm) at the end of the night. Monday night is Little Fugitive (1953, 80 min, 35mm) by Morris Engel, Ruth Orkin & Ray Ashley as a part of the ‘Magic and Oatmeal Porridge’ collection, named as such in reference to the great Ingmar Bergman. Tuesday continues their detective stories on film series with the Bob Hope whodunit from Elliott Nugent, The Cat and the Canary (1939, 72 min, undefined). Akira Kurosawa’s Sanjuro (1962, 96 min, 35mm), the popular sequel to Yojimbo, plays on Wednesday. Thursday starts with a FREE DOUBLE FEATURE of Vernon, Florida and Gates of Heaven (1981 & 1978, 140 min total, DVD) by Errol Morris but ends the night with a salute to David Bowie in Ulrich Edel’s Christiane F. (1981, 138 min, 35mm).
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Films of Mark LaPore
Logan Center, Screening Room 201, University of Chicago
A selection of films by Mark LaPoe are being shown for FREE on Friday night, including Crossroad (2005) and Mekong (2002). (84 min total, 16mm film and DVD)

An Evening with Filmmaker Akosua Adoma Owusu
Black Cinema House, 7200 S. Kimbark Ave.
Enjoy a screening of several of her works followed by discussion with Terri Francis, associate professor of Communication and Culture at Indiana University on Friday night. The event is FREE, but they do ask for people to RSVP in advance in an effort to guarantee seating.

“The Homestretch” Film Screening
Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State Street
Kartemquin Films is holding Educator Open House and Screening on Saturday with refreshments for $7 with your Educator ID. Follow the link that follows to register:

Flood Tide with director Todd Chandler: Screening and Performance
Logan Center, Screening Room 201, University of Chicago
Director Todd Chandler will be showing his film, Flood Tide (2013, 90 min, video), on Saturday featuring an all-original score by Minneapolis chamber pop band Dark Dark Dark AND a special performance by famous experimental musician Pauline Oliveros. Includes shorts with live accompaniment by Chandler, Marshall LaCount (both members of Dark Dark Dark), Mark Trecka (Pillars and Tongues) and Jim Becker (Califone, Iron & Wine). FREE.

André Bazin’s Dark Passage: Lecture by Dudley Andrew
Logan Center, Screening Room 201, University of Chicago
International cinema scholar Dudley Andrew uses Dark Passage as a case study to demonstrate how one can peer into Bazin’s unique point of view, while comparing and contrasting his cinema philosophy to his actual philosophy, as well as the films he was seeing at the time. Thursday. FREE.

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Stay tuned.