The next installment in Gregory Hess’ examination of forgotten flicks of the VHS generation – all of which are available for rent at Facets! I’ve never been to film school, but I imagine that when students today first get their caffeinated hands on DV-cams and MacBooks, their professors encourage them to make their work inherently […]
Photo courtesy Lisa Wilson of Telluride Daily Photo. The Telluride Film Festival, a four-day whirlwind of cinematic exhibition 8700 feet above sea level, lit up Colorado this past weekend. The festival showcases a number of promising films as they emerge onto the scene for the coming fall, and Facets’ own Milos Stehlik is on the […]
This clip of Salvador Dali on What’s My Line makes me long for television’s past. Badly.
Facets Night School is proud to present Teinosuke Kinugasa’s surreal 1926 Japanese silent film, A Page of Madness, with lecture and a live score performed by Cursed Bird (current and former members of Chicago favorites Del Rey, Head of Femur and more)! One Night Only! Tomorrow, Saturday, August 28th at MIDNIGHT! Only $5!! FREE for […]
We’re wrapping up our obsessive survey of filmmaker interviews with a rare two-parter from Japan with one of our idols–the zombie master himself, Mr. George A. Romero!
Identity drama set to choreography doesn’t quite work. By Lauren Whalen, Facets Features contributing writer. I’m a sucker for dance movies, which fall into two categories: dance plot and dance porn. The former are character-driven, using actors who don’t actually dance or making allowances for dancers who don’t actually act. The latter prompts the audience […]
Hey Chicago-based Facets Features readers! Want to see a certified classic on the big screen? Introduced by a preeminent film scholar? Pick up limited edition Facets postcards wherever you see “WE LOVE FILM. WE LOVE FACETS.” posters and you can! Find all four for an invite to an exclusive night at Facets devoted to a […]
Director Bob Rafelson discusses his classic, Five Easy Pieces (1970), at The Loft Cinema in Tucson, Arizona! We still prefer his tripped-out Monkees flick, Head, but that’s just us.
Alfred Hitchcock explains the Kuleshov Effect to TV show host Fletcher Markle in 1964. He also loves bikinis.
Facets Features continues its survey of great directors talking shop (and more) with an interview with Fritz Lang, where he discusses his classic, M, and working with Peter Lorre, among other things. Lang, we bow to thee!