Due to the rise of the COVID-19 pandemic, the students were forced to put their show on hold. Now, a long two years later, students in the high school’s media arts program are premiering their television show pilot, Stitched Together, on the big screen at Music Box Theatre.
The problems with public schools seem like a broken record, but leave it to the NBC hit show Abbott Elementary, perhaps premiering at the right time . . . to make people think critically about the state of education in America’s major cities.
Expanding creatively when society was intentionally isolating itself marks a bold progression for the artists, whose work is widely regarded for its taut intimacy.
“I think the Chicago gangland history is something [that] falls like the snow in Chicago.”
If a viewer can’t find something to catch their eye in this lineup, they’re not looking very hard.
“They have found their way to work within a system that’s designed to exclude them.”
[The program] engages what it means to be a Black body . . . in ways both nimbly tactile and equivocally abstruse as only art can be, specifically vis-à-vis experimental film and video.
Chicagoan Ramona Slick has curated a monthly meeting place for Chicago’s film nerds and queer community. In December, the erotic performer and queer burlesque dancer debuted a new event series, Rated Q, at the Music Box Theatre. Each event features a brief drag show and screening of a queer film classic. Audience members wear their […]
CJFC’s New Year’s Screening asks an American audience to consider the frailty and necessity of art in a mire of human difficulty and loneliness.
All That Breathes, I Didn’t See You There, Last Flight Home, and more.
Changing culture requires shifts in thinking as radical as adapting to virtual reality.
Just as Shankar provided the music for several films, several films have been made about the music legend.
In a world whose problems are far from over, this article is dedicated to the tens of thousands of people who know that there is a place in the Loop where good art films can be found, where a respite from reality can lead to a greater understanding of it.
Since 2017, January Giallo has celebrated the subgenre of Italian cinema popular in the 70s and 80s, known for applying striking psychedelic cinematography and shocking graphic violence to whodunit plots.
In his explicitness about one thing, it seems Almodóvar is reluctant to be less explicit about the others, unwilling to sacrifice shock in support of a larger, more heartrending awe.