Chicago premiere

LOVE HUNTER

LOVE HUNTER

He doesn’t look like a stereotypical rock star, but this rough-hewn dynamo of a Manhattan cab driver, who hauls a guitar in the trunk, is the real deal. Milan Mumin is an idolized rock’n’roll icon back home in Serbia, as well as a political activist hero with nerve and charm to spare. LOVE HUNTER makes the most of the musician’s considerable charisma, pounding out a fictional story of an immigrant’s faltering dream to finance recording sessions with nights behind the wheel while balancing a compromised love life with a foot in both worlds. In English and Serbian with English subtitles.

CONCERNING VIOLENCE

CONCERNING VIOLENCE

Revolutionary philosopher Frantz Fanon’s searing indictment of colonialism, “The Wretched of the Earth,” is the basis for this film essay that filmmaker Olsson (THE BLACK POWER MIXTAPE 1967-1975) subtitles NINE SCENES FROM THE ANTI-IMPERIALISTIC SELF-DEFENSE. Intricately constructed of archive footage illustrating the chilling historical reality of the Western world’s all-encompassing exploitation of Africa, the film powerfully brings home Fanon’s justification of violent revolution as a tool of liberation.