Archive for the ‘Events’ Category

A sold-out ‘Life’

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

For three months, Chicago’s Kamelya Alexan worked on the set of “The Dark Knight” in the Windy City. She funneled all of her earnings into making a 21-minute film called “One Simple Life,” a drama about a man afflicted with schizophrenia. Her movie’s premiere at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Skokie Theater, 7924 Lincoln Ave., is sold out. Her movie will be shown again Feb. 22. Mark your calendars! For details go to onesimplelifemovie.com

Monday, February 22, 2010 at 7:00pm
Skokie Theater
7924 Lincoln Ave.
Skokie

Nail-biting November?

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

Three horror tales – “The Evil of Frankenstein,” “The House That Dripped Blood” and “Dr. Cyclops” – will be shown for one $10.00 admission, starting at 6:00 p.m. Saturday at the Portage Theater. Call (773) 875-7582 for details.

Cost: $10.00

Saturday, November 21, 6:00pm
Portage Theater
4050 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago

‘Beaches of Agnes’

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

The After Hours Film Society presents “The Beaches of Agnes,” by 81-year-old French filmmaker Agnes Varda. It’s an autobiographical portrait of a self-described forager, searching the world for images that capture her fancy. See After Hours Film Society for more details.

Cost: $9.00 (Members $5.00)

Monday, November 23, 7:30pm
Tivoli Theater
5021 Highland Ave.
Downers Grove

Off to see the Wizard

Sunday, November 15th, 2009

If you’ve never seen “The Wizard of Oz” on the big screen, now’s your chance. To celebrate the film’s 70th anniversary, “Oz” returns to local theaters for one night only, 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 17. For theaters, check the Daily Herald movie ads or log on to FathomEvents.com. Or you can follow the yellow you-know-what.

Cost: $10.00

Go to FathomEvents.com for details.

Reeling ’09 for real

Saturday, October 31st, 2009

Thirty-three features, lots of docs, shorts and discussions will highlight Reeling: The 28th annual Chicago Lesbian and Gay International Film Festival, running from Thursday, November 5 through Sunday, November 15 at four Chicago locations.

Go to reelingfilmfestival.org for details.

8th Annual Flashback Weekend

Saturday, October 24th, 2009

The eighth annal “Flashback Weekend” starts Friday, October 23 and runs through Sunday, October 25 at the Wyndham O’Hare, 6810 N. Mannheim Road in Rosemont. Horror file celebrities scheduled to appear include Robert Englund (“Freddy Krueger”), Lance Henriksen (“Near Dark”, “Aliens”), Jenette Goldstein (“Near Dark”, “Aliens”), Tim Thomerson (“Near Dark”) and many more.

The event will be hosted by Daily Herald Film Critic Dann Gire, WGN radio superstar Nick Digilio and Ain’t It Cool News critic Steve Prokopy. Also scheduled to appear is Chicago’s own Rich Koz as Svengoolie.

Go to flashbackweekend.com for details.

Cost: Friday Single day – $20.00
Saturday Single day – $25.00
Sunday Single day – $20.00
Weekend Pass – $50.00

Wyndham O’Hare
6810 N. Mannheim Road
Rosemont

Israeli cinema fest!

Saturday, October 24th, 2009

The Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema cranks up the projectors for a week and a half of international moviegoing running Thursday, October 29 through Sunday, November 8.

“Shiva – The Seven Days” opens the fest at AMC Loews 600 North Michigan 9 theatre in Chicago. The fest jumps over to the Wilmette Theatre at 1122 Central Ave. in Willmette from Monday, November 2 through Sunday, November 8. (Read more…)

Go to chicagofestivalofisraelicinema.org for details.

Cost: $36.00 (opening night)
$10.00 (regular screenings)

AMC Loews 600 North Michigan 9
600 North Michigan
Chicago

The Wilmette Theatre
1122 Central Ave.
Wilmette

After Hours ‘The Cove’

Saturday, October 24th, 2009

The After Hours Film Society presents “The Cove,” a muckraking documentary directed by National Geographic magazine photographer Louie Psihoyos, who chronicles the brutal, unrestrained and very legal slaughter of dolphins off the coastal town of Taiji, Japan. It starts at 7:30 p.m. Monday, October 26 at the Tivoli Theater, 5021 Highland Ave., Downers Grove. Rated: PG-13. 90 minutes. (Read more…)

Go to afterhoursfilmsociety.com for details.

Cost: $9.00 ($5.00 for members)

Tivoli Theater
5021 Highland Ave.
Downers Grove

Karloff vs. Chaney? – EVENT CANCELLED

Saturday, October 24th, 2009

Boris Karloff’s daughter Sara, 70, and Lon Chaney Jr.’s grandson Ron, 54, where scheduled to appear at screenings of the seminal Universal Studio monster movies “Frankenstein” (1931) and “The Wolfman” (1941).

The screenings scheduled for Friday, October 23 and Sunday, October 25 at the Hollywood Palms theater in Naperville and Saturday, October 24 at the Hollywood Boulevard theater in Woodridge have been canceled according to postings on the theater’s websites.

See atriptothemovies.com for details.

Kids! Films! Kids!

Saturday, October 24th, 2009

The 26th annual Chicago International Children’s Film Festival continues through Nov. 1 at Facets Multimedia, 1517 W. Fullerton Ave., Chicago. (Read more…)

Go to cicff.org for details.

Facets Multimedia
1517 W. Fullerton Ave.
Chicago