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The Chicago Rep-port 8/18-8/24, by Aaron Pinkston

17 Aug

Repertory screenings may not be as abundant in Chicago as they are in LA/NY but when you look around, there are many theatergoing delights. The Chicago Rep-port is a weekly(ish) series highlighting the best and most compelling repertory screenings in the Second City.

Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N State St

The Siskel continues to honor Italian horror auteur Mario Bava with its series The Baroque Beauties of Italian Horror with two more classics of pure giallo. First is Blood and Black Lace (Mario Bava, 1964, DCP), a perfectly staged, beautifully shot tale of murder and fetishism. Shown on a digitally restored copy of the camera negative, it is playing Saturday and Tuesday. It is paired with the fantastically titled Kill, Baby…Kill! (Mario Bava, 1966, DCP), a different murder mystery with supernatural underpinnings and a kaleidoscopic visual sense. Kill, Baby…Kill! plays Saturday and Monday.

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The Chicago Rep-port 8/11-8/17, by Aaron Pinkston

10 Aug

Repertory screenings may not be as abundant in Chicago as they are in LA/NY but when you look around, there are many theatergoing delights. The Chicago Rep-port is a weekly(ish) series highlighting the best and most compelling repertory screenings in the Second City.

Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N State St

The next two entries in the Siskel’s series on Italian horror auteur Mario Bava, The Baroque Beauties of Italian Horror, offer the filmmaker’s masterpiece and gem starring a horror icon.

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The Chicago Rep-port: 8/4 to 8/10, by Aaron Pinkston

3 Aug

Repertory screenings may not be as abundant in Chicago as they are in LA/NY but when you look around, there are many theatergoing delights. The Chicago Rep-port is a weekly(ish) series highlighting the best and most compelling repertory screenings in the Second City.

Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N State St

Turning the calendar into August, the Siskel’s rep series focuses on one of world cinema’s greatest and most overlooked artists, Italian provocateur Mario Bava, with The Baroque Beauties of Italian Horror. As the grandfather of Italian giallo cinema, Bava’s films are as luscious as they are horrific. This week features three of his finest works: his incomplete final film, rediscovered after his death, Kidnapped (Mario Bava, 1974, DCP, 8/4 and 8/7); the original European cut of Black Sabbath (Mario Bava, 1963, DCP, 8/5 and 8/10); and Telly Savalas-as-Satan surrealist film Lisa and the Devil (Mario Bava, 1973, DCP, 8/5 and 8/8).

If you want to catch both Black Sabbath and Lisa and the Devil on Saturday, August 5 (and why wouldn’t you?), you can buy a double-bill ticket at a discounted rate!

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The Chicago Rep-port: 7/21 to 7/27, by Aaron Pinkston

24 Jul

 

Repertory screenings may not be as abundant in Chicago as they are in LA/NY, but when you look around, there are many theatergoing delights. The Chicago Rep-port is a weekly(ish) series highlighting the best and most compelling repertory screenings in the Second City.

Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N State St

Journeys Through French Cinema, a special slate of films showing in conjunction with the new Bertrand Tavernier documentary My Journey Through French Cinema, continues with three more pivotal films of French cinema.

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The Chicago Rep-port: 7/14 to 7/20, by Aaron Pinkston

13 Jul

Repertory screenings may not be as abundant in Chicago as they are in LA/NY, but when you look around, there are many theatergoing delights. The Chicago Rep-port is a weekly(ish) series highlighting the best and most compelling repertory screenings in the Second City.

Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N State St

One the heels of showing the Chicago premiere of Bertrand Tavernier new documentary My Journey Through French Cinema, the Siskel has put together a screening series of films that were highlighted by the great French auteur: Journeys Through French Cinema. Running through the end of July, the series features nine of the greatest films to come out of the prominent cinema, kicking off with three undoubted masterpieces.

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The Chicago Rep-port: 6/16 to 6/22, by Aaron Pinkston

15 Jun

Repertory screenings may not be as abundant in Chicago as they are in LA/NY but when you look around, there are many theatergoing delights. The Chicago Rep-port is a weekly(ish) series highlighting the best and most compelling repertory screenings in the Second City.

Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N State St

The third week of the Jean-Pierre Melville: Criminal Codes series shifts to two of the auteur’s less notable works. Second Breath (Jean-Pierre Melville, 1966, archival 35mm) and Two Men in Manhattan (Jean-Pierre Melville, 1959, DCP) may not be as popular or beloved as Le Cercle Rouge or the upcoming Army of Shadows but they both showcase the themes and style that make the director a distinct one.

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The Chicago Rep-port: 6/9 to 6/15, by Aaron Pinkston

8 Jun

Repertory screenings may not be as abundant in Chicago as they are in LA/NY but when you look around, there are many theatergoing delights. The Chicago Rep-port is a weekly(ish) series highlighting the best and most compelling repertory screenings in the Second City.

Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N State St

Jean-Pierre Melville: Criminal Codes continues on into its second week with a double feature of austere Jean-Paul Belmondo star vehicles. First up, on Saturday and Tuesday, is Le Doulos (Jean-Pierre Melville, 1962, 35mm), a hard-boiled noir with a recently released burglar Maurice (Serge Reggiani), who confides in his friend Serge (Belmondo) for help with a future crime—but can Serge, secretly a police informant, be trusted?

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The Chicago Rep-port: 6/2 to 6/8, by Aaron Pinkston

1 Jun

Repertory screenings may not be as abundant in Chicago as they are in LA/NY, but when you look around, there are many theatergoing delights. The Chicago Rep-port is a weekly(ish) series highlighting the best and most compelling repertory screenings in the Second City.

Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N State St

With the calendar turning to June, the dawn of new film series has come. The Siskel Film Center is celebrating an ultra-cool French New Wave auteur with their retrospective Jean-Pierre Melville: Criminal Codes. The series starts with a bang with two of Melville’s most important films: the nightclub noir Bob le flambeur (Jean-Pierre Melville, 1955, 35mm) and all-time crime classic Le Cercle Rouge (Jean-Pierre Melville, 1970, DCP). These two films are a perfect introduction to Melville’s specific style and dark undertones, full of crime and shadow.

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The Chicago Rep-port: 5/26 to 6/1, by Aaron Pinkston

25 May

Repertory screenings may not be as abundant in Chicago as they are in LA/NY but when you look around, there are many theatergoing delights. The Chicago Rep-port is a weekly(ish) series highlighting the best and most compelling repertory screenings in the Second City.

Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N State St

The Essential Lina Wertmüller series enters its final week with two remaining films: Love and Anarchy (Lina Wertmüller, 1973, DCP) and Ferdinando and Carolina (Lina Wertmüller, 1999, DCP). Love and Anarchy, playing on Saturday and Thursday this week, is an alluring period comedy with a plan to assassinate Mussolini plot. Ferdinando and Carolina (Saturday and Tuesday) is set in 18th Century Naples, featuring the comedic sexual lives of the upper and royal classes. As has been the case throughout the series, you can catch them both on Saturday, May 27 for a reduced cost.

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The Chicago Rep-port: 5/19 to 5/25, by Aaron Pinkston

18 May

Repertory screenings may not be as abundant in Chicago as they are in LA/NY but when you look around, there are many theatergoing delights. The Chicago Rep-port is a weekly(ish) series highlighting the best and most compelling repertory screenings in the Second City.

Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N State St

The Siskel’s offerings are a bit light on the rep screening front this week, save for their continued profile series on Italian director Lina Wertmüller. This week showcases two more wild dark comedies: The Seduction of Mimi (Lina Wertmüller, 1972, DCP) and Summer Night (Lina Wertmüller, 1986, DCP). Both films star Wertmüller muse Mariangela Melato amidst gloriously shot and steamy crime and violence. If you’re interested in a double bill, you can see both on Saturday, May 20 for a discounted price. Otherwise, Summer Night is also showing on Monday, May 22 while The Seduction of Mimi replays on Wednesday, May 24.

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