VHS or Bust #2: The Music of Chance

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 […]

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Tales from Telluride

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 […]

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Cursed Bird Rips Into A Page of Madness!

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 […]

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Mao’s Last Dancer

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 […]

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Love film? Love Facets? Listen up.

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 […]

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