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Film Mon Feb 17 2014

Chicago Film at SXSW

sxsw film 2014SXSW down in Austin is only about a month away, and while Chicago is well represented in the Music Festival, it hasn't been shut out of the Film Festival. (It's also looking good at Interactive, but that's another post.)

Actor/director Kris Swanberg (wife of fellow filmmaker Joe Swanberg) screens her short film Baby Mary several times throughout the festival, beginning March 8 at the Topfer Theatre at ZACH, 1510 Toomey Rd. The film is competing in the Narrative Shorts Competition, and is about an 8-year-old girl living on the West Side of Chicago who finds a neglected toddler and takes her home.

Animals, written by David Dastmalchian and directed by Collin Schiffli, is about a young couple living in a car next to the Lincoln Park Zoo, addicted to drugs and living in a fantasy world until their real life predicament catches up to them. Animals makes its world premiere March 9 at the Alamo Ritz, 320 E. 6th St., and screens again March 10 at the Rollins Theatre at the Long Center and March 13 at the Stateside Theatre.

Lastly, comedian Hannibal Buress' latest standup special for Comedy Central, Hannibal Buress Live From Chicago, premieres March 14 at the Alamo Ritz. The hour was shot at his two sold-out shows at the Vic in January.

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Architecture Tue Nov 03 2015

Paul Goldberger Describes the "Pragmatism and Poetry" of Frank Gehry's Architecture in His New Book

By Nancy Bishop

Architecture critic Paul Goldberger talks about Frank Gehry's life and work in a new book.
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Steve at the Movies Fri Jan 01 2016

Best Feature Films & Documentaries of 2015

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