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Chicago International Film Festival:Jane

If you do nothing else this week, you owe it to yourself to see the documentary Jane, playing at the 53rd Chicago International Film Festival. Directed by Oscar-nominated director Brett Morgen (The Kid Stays in the Picture, Chicago, Kurt Cobain:Montage ...

Chicago International Film Festival: 'Can't Turn Back/Edith and Eddie/'63 Boycott

On October 22, 1963 more than 200,000 Chicago public school students, their parents and residents led the largest single protest and boycott ever of a public school system. The march and ongoing protest is credited as the prelude to Dr. ...

Black Cop

Director Cory Bowles of Canada presents the searing World Cinema competition entry Black Cop which has its next screenings Saturday, October 21 at 12:30pm and Monday, October 23 at 2pm, all at the AMC River East 21, 322 E. Illnois ...

Sammy Davis Jr.; I've Gotta Be Me

"I'm Black, Puerto Rican and a Jew. Man, when I move into a neighborhood, I wipe it out!" The begins the documentary Sammy Davis Jr.:I Gotta Be Me. Award winning director Sam Pollard delivers one of the most heart-felt and ...

53rd Chicago International Film Festival capsule

If you’ve ever wanted to travel to other countries but haven’t had an opportunity or the finances, the Chicago International Film Festival is a great way to see films from around the world.

53rd Chicago International Film Festival capsule

What’s Playing? If you’ve ever wanted to travel to other countries but haven’t had an opportunity or the finances, the Chicago International Film Festival is a great way to see films from around the world. Moviegoers can get a glimpse ...

Marshall opens the Chicago Intl Film Festival – A Black legal super hero

On June 13, 1967, when President Lyndon B. Johnson appointed Thurgood Marshall as the 96th Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, he said, "it was the right thing to do."

53rd Chicago Int’l Film Festival International Competition Lineup

The Chicago International Film Festival has announced the 16 filmsselected for the International Competition category, a selection of outstanding films competing for the Festival’s top honor, the Gold Hugo.

Film Review: Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: A Bad Boy Story

The job of a good documentary is to probe, uncover and get answers to tough questions. The job of a promotional reel is to exalt its subject. This non-fiction film lays squarely in-between. On some levels it’s revealing. On others, ...

Kam's Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun

BIG BUDGET FILMS 47 Meters Down (PG-13 for bloody images, intense peril and brief profanity) Harrowing tale of survival revolving around two sisters (Mandy Moore and Claire Holt) vacationing in Mexico whose scuba diving adventure turns into a desperate fight ...

Kam's Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun

BIG BUDGET FILMS It Comes at Night (R for profanity, violence and disturbing images) Post-apocalyptic suspense thriller about a couple (Joel Edgerton and Carmen Ejogo) with a son (Kelvin Harrison, Jr.) who successfully evade the deadly plague terrorizing the planet ...

96 Souls in select theaters and on VOD

dcasimere@thetimesweekly.com What if you could see people's inner souls and discern their true thoughts and intentions? That's exactly the premise of winter/director Stanley Jacob's 96 Souls now playing in selected theaters around the country and available on all VOD platforms ...

Kam's Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun

BIG BUDGET FILMS Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (PG for pervasive, mildly rude humor) Ed Helms supplies the voice of the title character in this screen version of the animated TV series about a couple of fourth grade pranksters ...

Kam's Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun

BIG BUDGET FILMS Baywatch (R for crude humor, graphic sexuality, frontal nudity and pervasive profanity) Screen adaptation of the long-running TV series (1989-2001) as an unlikely-buddies action comedy about a veteran lifeguard (Dwayne Johnson) and a rebellious recruit (Zac Efron) ...

Film Review: Lowriders

Rarely do urban tales balance authenticity with solid drama elements and strong emotion. “Boyz n the Hood” and “Straight Outta Compton” are perfect examples. “Lowriders” is in their league; it checks all the boxes: acting, direction, writing and production elements. ...

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