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Two weeks in a row, guys! High fives all around!

Doc Films
Max Palevsky Cinema, 1212 East 59th Street, University of Chicago
Friday continues the lovely “’80’s Classics of John Hughes and Rob Reiner” with Pretty in Pink (1986, 96 min, 35mm). The new release on Saturday is the melancholy Stray Dogs (2014, 138 min, DCP) from director Ming-Liang. Sunday will be a repeat screening of Pretty in Pink and Stray Dogs, as well as Maurice Schwartz’s Tevye (1939, 93 min, 35mm) as part of their “Schmaltzywood: The Golden Age of Yiddish Cinema in America (1937-1940)” series this month. Monday means we get to enjoy Ma vie en rose (1997, 88 min, 35 mm) from Alain Berliner, the story of a little boy that believes he should have been born a girl. Tuesday is another classic mystery, this time featuring Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express (1974, 128 min, 35mm) directed by Sidney Lumet and starring Albert Finney. Our week concludes with the ever-amazing Kurosawa’s High and Low on Thursday (1963, 143 min, 35 mm) on Wednesday, because Doc Films is taking a break for the holidays. You can get the facts directly here.

Manakamana with directors Pacho Velez and Stephanie Spray
Logan Center, Screening Room 201, University of Chicago
A lovely FREE screening of Manakamana (2014, 118 min, DCP) from directors Pacho Velez and Stephanie Spray on Friday. The New York Film Festival calls it, “…an airborne version of an Andy Warhol screen test…an endlessly suggestive film that both describes and transcends the bounds of time and space.”

Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin
Woodson Regional, 9525 S. Halsted Street, Chicago Public Library
A combination of rare, mostly not broadcast in the US, archival footage and provocative interviews that delve into the life of forgotten civil rights activist Bayard Rustin will be shown on Sunday. Hop on the knowledge bus here.

Film screening of In the Light of Reverence
Avalon, 8148 S. Stony Island Avenue, Chicago Public Library
This is an event in collaboration with POV on Monday. See places of beauty clouded with controversy of whether to worship this nature, or industrialize for the future. You can decide by clicking here.

You can check the University of Chicago Arts Calendar here.

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