Projectioning films used to be a very hands on skill: requiring the eyes, ears and full attention of the technician. In the digital era, screening a film means pushing 'play'. How are local projectionists weathering the shift?
Toward the end of the film Dragonslayer, main character Josh "Skreech" Sandoval - a superb practitioner of the SoCal, slacker-skater-dude lifestyle - describes his ideal world: Things are pretty much the same, but everyone is frozen.
French filmmaker Alain Corneau died of cancer last year and his final film screens in Chicago over the weekend. Love Crime, a cat-and-mouse thriller set in the global corporate world, involves a fight to the finish between a boss and her talented assistant.
In August the Music Box Theatre will turn 82 years old. The theatre on Chicago’s North Side had many identities over the past couple of decades--its proven to be a haven for fans of independent and foreign film. But in recent years, the Music Box has branched out in other ways.