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The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales
Le grand méchant renard et autres contes...
2017, Patrick Imbert and Benjamin Renner, France/Belgium, 83 min.
"Utterly beguiling…deliriously entertaining." - Matthew Turner, The List
"Wacky, heartwarming and wise…equal parts Tex Avery and Dr. Seuss, with a bit of Adult Swim thrown into the mix." - Jordan Mintzer, Hollywood Reporter
Two of the makers of Oscar-nominated ERNEST & CELESTINE team up for an endearingly goofy 2-D animated romp hosted by a wily wide-eyed fox, who invites his audience behind the makeshift curtain for a three-part production of barnyard theater. A hoot for the whole family, with enough satire and pop culture references to engage the adults and enough slapstick to keep everybody in stitches, this set of tales boasts an all-animal cast with some winningly human foibles and fears. In the zany, fast-paced "A Baby to Deliver," a stork feigns a broken wing and leaves it to the clueless combo of Pig, Rabbit, and Duck to deliver a bundled baby girl, but a wrong turn lands them in China. The Fox, neither as big or as bad as he thinks, is faced with a fitting dilemma in "The Big Bad Fox," when the eggs he steals hatch and the rambunctious chicks imprint on him as their parent. In "A Perfect Christmas," the animals hustle to replace Santa Claus after a farmyard stunt goes disastrously awry. In English, or in French with English subtitles, at indicated times. DCP digital. (BS)
FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
Fri., 10/19 at 4 pm — Sat., 10/20 at 4:45 pm — Mon., 10/22 at 6 pm — Thu., 10/25 at 8:15 pm — Fri., 10/26 at 6 pm — Sat., 10/27 at 3 pm — Sun., 10/28 at 5 pm — Mon., 10/29 at 6 pm — Thu., 11/1 at 8:15 pm
Fri., 10/19 at 6 pm — Sun., 10/21 at 3:15 pm — Tue., 10/23 at 7:45 pm — Wed., 10/24 at 6 pm — Fri., 10/26 at 2 pm — Sat., 10/27 at 6:30 pm — Sun., 10/28 at 1:30 pm — Wed., 10/31 at 6 pm
The Wednesday, October 31 screening is a family-friendly Movie Club event facilitated by Chicago-based independent animator artist and DePaul animation instructor Lisa Barcy.
The War at Home
1979, Glenn Silber and Barry Alexander Brown, USA, 99 min.
"An extraordinary documentary about the last time we had to overcome." - Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"There's footage here not to be seen in HEARTS AND MINDS, and its emotional impact and immediacy is often far greater than COMING HOME, THE DEER HUNTER and APOCALYPSE NOW." - Ronald Holloway, Variety
The title reminds us of the all-important second front of the Vietnam War: the protest movement that erupted on campuses across the country. Nominated for a Best Documentary Oscar and now rejuvenated through a crowd-funded 4K digital restoration, THE WAR AT HOME focuses on one of the most embattled of those second-front hot spots: the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Working in the analytic post-verité tradition of their mentor Emile de Antonio, directors Silber and Brown (longtime editor of Spike Lee's films) blend interviews and archival footage to provide a vivid overview of the ten-year period 1963-1973, as we see Madison evolve from a self-styled "All-American City" to a virtual war zone. Among those heard from are student activist leader Paul Soglin, who later became mayor of Madison; Senator Edward Kennedy, whose confrontation by student hecklers is one of the highlights of the film; Quaker peace activist Betty Boardman, who helped bring medical supplies to North Vietnam; and convicted US Army Math Research Center bomber Karl Armstrong, whose father has the film's final words: "They were telling us the truth. And we weren't listening." New 4K DCP digital restoration. (MR)
Friday 11/30 & Saturday 12/1: Co-director Glenn Silber is scheduled to appear for audience discussion on Friday and Saturday.
Shorts program: Women Of Color
2017-18, Various directors, USA, 88 min.
- Tue, Aug 28th 6:00pm
- Wed, Aug 29th 8:00pm
The strength of women of color to live, love, survive and prevail is at the center of these six shorts: GLADYS BROWN (2017, 13 min.) by Chad Scarborough; EMBERS (2018, 9 min.) by Prakshi Malik; BURNING ANGEL DUST (2017, 16 min.) by Jackie J. Stone; ON MONDAY OF LAST WEEK (2018, 14 min.) by Akosua Adoma Owusu; PEARL MOTEL (2017, 17 min.) by Chris Jones; and SHOTGUN WEDDING (2018, 19 min.) by Derek Dow.
Tuesday 8/28 & Wednesday 8/29: Directors Derek Dow and Chris Jones will be present for audience discussion at both screenings.
The Wednesday screening is a Movie Club event.
2003, Ingmar Bergman, Sweden, 107 min. With Liv Ullmann, Erland Josephson, Julia Dufvenius.
"Gaze now upon this achievement - which is great - for it is not only Bergman's last film, but also the last of its kind." - James Quandt, Cinema Scope.
Bergman's final film is a fitting farewell - an immensely moving and intensely personal work that moves from the late autumn of reflection and regret to the early spring of reconciliation and renewal. A self-sufficient sequel to Bergman's 1973 masterpiece SCENES FROM A MARRIAGE, it reunites Liv Ullmann and Erland Josephson in their unforgettable roles as Marianne and Johan. Thirty years after their divorce, Marianne impulsively pays a surprise visit to Johan at his country home. After a touchingly awkward reunion, the drama widens to include the two succeeding generations: Johan's estranged son Henrik and Henrik's troubled daughter Karin. Devastated by the recent death of his saintly wife, music professor Henrik has developed an unhealthily possessive attachment to Karin, a talented cellist struggling to break free from her father and make a crucial decision that will determine her future. In Swedish with English subtitles. New DCP digital restoration courtesy of SVT International. (MR)