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The long and short of it, and the rest of this week's screenings

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Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me
  • Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me
The fifth Chicago International Movies & Music Festival continues through Sunday at the Logan and the Music Box; check out our sidebar, with five new reviews, and our long review of Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me (the Friday screening is sold out, but distributor Magnolia Pictures plans a limited release this summer). We're also trying out a new form this week: a shorter multiparagraph review, for those of you who bitch about the capsule reviews because they're too short and the essay reviews because they're too long. We would do anything to keep your love—we know the only reason you hit us is because you're frustrated, and we'll be waiting for you when you get out of prison.

Emma Mae
  • Emma Mae
Check out the new issue for reviews of: The Color of Lies (1999), a French mystery by the late Claude Chabrol; The Condemned, a Puerto Rican chiller about a woman who moves into a remote house that may be haunted; Emma Mae (1976), the latest installment in a citywide series on the L.A. Rebellion; Marriage, an Argentinean drama about a married couple drifting apart; No Place on Earth, a documentary about the Ukrainian Jews who escaped the Nazis by hiding in a subterranean cave for years; To the Wonder, the latest from Terrence Malick (The Tree of Life); and Uncle Nashaat, part of the Chicago Palestine Film Festival at Gene Siskel Film Center.

  • Quadrophenia
Best bets for repertory: Claude Chabrol's The Ceremony (1995), Saturday and Wednesday at Gene Siskel Film Center; Elaine May's Ishtar (1987), screening in a new director's cut at Music Box; Bert Stern's Jazz on a Summer's Day (1959), Friday and Wednesday at Film Center; Orson Welles's The Lady From Shanghai (1948), Saturday and Sunday morning at Music Box; Franc Roddam's Quadrophenia (1979), late next Thursday at the Logan; Richard Linklater's The School of Rock (2003), Saturday and Sunday afternoon at the Logan; Danny Boyle's Trainspotting (1996), midnight Friday and Saturday at Music Box; and Michelangelo Antonioni's Zabriskie Point (1969), Friday and Tuesday at Film Center.

Last but not least, Ken Russell's Altered States (1980) screens Tuesday at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance with a live performance of John Corigliano's Oscar-nominated score.

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