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oldfilmsflicker:

Happy Birthday Wong Kar-wai (17 July 1956)

Doc’s Wong Kar-Wai series in Winter 2013 changed me.

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mabellonghetti:

Knife in the Water // Nóż w wodzie (Roman Polanski - 1962)

Playing this Friday (7/18) at 7 and 9:15, Doc is playing Polanski’s debut feature KNIFE IN THE WATER on 35mm.

One of the strongest directorial debuts in cinema history, KNIFE IN THE WATER was a huge success upon its premiere. It picked up Academy Award and Golden Lion nominations, and a still from it made the cover of Time magazine. Almost fully developed on arrival, Polanski already shows his prowess in eliciting the dangers and instability implicit in intimacy, concerns that followed him through his career. Working with little in the way of materials—there is one setting and only three actors—-it is nonetheless a high tension psychological thriller crafted in the hands of a nascent luminary of modern cinema.

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valentinovamp:

Barbara Stanwyck in “Union Pacific" (1939).

That’s powerful as hell. Starting back up right with Cecil B DeMille’s Union Pacific tonight at 7.

valentinovamp:

Barbara Stanwyck in “Union Pacific" (1939).

That’s powerful as hell. Starting back up right with Cecil B DeMille’s Union Pacific tonight at 7.

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cinemajunkie70:

"We’re two of a kind, my brother and I. One day, he’ll open his eyes and see that what he’s been looking for is right in front of him. Then he’ll stop looking for what he already has."

EVE’S BAYOU tonight at 7.

cinemajunkie70:

"We’re two of a kind, my brother and I. One day, he’ll open his eyes and see that what he’s been looking for is right in front of him. Then he’ll stop looking for what he already has."

EVE’S BAYOU tonight at 7.

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"And Cage. There are often lists of the great living male movie stars: De Niro, Nicholson and Pacino, usually. How often do you see the name of Nicolas Cage? He should always be up there. He’s daring and fearless in his choice of roles, and unafraid to crawl out on a limb, saw it off and remain suspended in air. No one else can project inner trembling so effectively. Recall the opening scenes in Leaving Las Vegas. See him in Scorsese’s Bringing Out the Dead. Think of the title character in The Weather Man. Watch him melting down in Adaptation. And then remember that he can also do a parachuting Elvis impersonator (Honeymoon in Vegas), a wild rock ‘n’ roller (Wild at Heart), a lovesick one-handed baker (Moonstruck), a straight-arrow Secret Service agent (Guarding Tess) and on and on."

— Roger Ebert, one of the seemingly few critics to really get Nicolas Cage. (via slantedandenchanted)

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Rumor has it ANOTHER special guest will be visiting Max Palevsky Cinema in a couple weeks…

Rumor has it ANOTHER special guest will be visiting Max Palevsky Cinema in a couple weeks…

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TOMORROW NIGHT: The Chicago Center for Jewish Studies is sponsoring a FREE screening of HANNAH ARENDT with an introduction from Comparative Literature professor Haun Saussy.
9 pm.

TOMORROW NIGHT: The Chicago Center for Jewish Studies is sponsoring a FREE screening of HANNAH ARENDT with an introduction from Comparative Literature professor Haun Saussy.

9 pm.

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Actor/director CRISPIN GLOVER will be promoting his movie WHAT IS IT? with a short Q&A at tomorrow night’s WILD AT HEART.
9pm. It’s your density.

Actor/director CRISPIN GLOVER will be promoting his movie WHAT IS IT? with a short Q&A at tomorrow night’s WILD AT HEART.

9pm. It’s your density.

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In honor of the late and great Philip Seymour Hoffman, we will be holding a free DVD or Blu-ray screening of one of his films next Tuesday (2/11) at 9:30 pm.
Join us in remembering his fine work. 

In honor of the late and great Philip Seymour Hoffman, we will be holding a free DVD or Blu-ray screening of one of his films next Tuesday (2/11) at 9:30 pm.

Join us in remembering his fine work. 

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"I am a writer, a doctor, a nuclear physicist, a theoretical philosopher, but most of all, I am a man.  Just like you."

"I am a writer, a doctor, a nuclear physicist, a theoretical philosopher, but most of all, I am a man.  Just like you."

(Source: gosly)