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  • Phunny Business: A Black Comedy (NR)

    This documentary revisits the South Loop comedy club All Jokes Aside, which operated from 1991 to '98 and presented such notable black stand-ups as Bernie Mac, Steve Harvey, and Dave Chappelle. more...
  • Pianomania (NR)

    Stefan Knüpfer, the master piano tuner for Steinway & Sons, is the subject of this 2009 Austrian documentary by Lilian Franck and Robert Cibis. more...
  • Pillow Talk (NR)

    This 1959 Doris Day vehicle, costarring Rock Hudson and Tony Randall, launched a cycle of romantic comedies predicated on her character's chastity; Mark Rappaport unpacked its extended gay-baiting innuendo in his 1992 film Rock Hudson's Home Movies. more...
  • The Pink Hotel (NR)

    Local filmmaker Chris Hefner directed this feature about the tenants of a luxury hotel. more...
  • The Pinochet Case (NR)

    Patricio Guzman, a Chilean now living in Paris, began work on this wrenching 2001 documentary after hearing that General Augusto Pinochet had been arrested in London to be tried in Spain for murders he allegedly committed while dictator of Chile. more...
  • The Pipe (NR)

    Citizens try to keep a proposed oil pipeline out of their small Irish fishing village in this 2010 documentary by Risteard O'Domhnaill. more...
  • The Pirates of Capri (NR)

    The highly resourceful low-budget director Edgar G. Ulmer directed this 1949 adventure film in Italy. more...
  • A Place in the Sun (NR)

    George Stevens's overblown, Oscar-laden adaption of An American Tragedy (1951, 122 min.) more...
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    An end credit offering "special thanks" to Bertolt Brecht and Alexander Pushkin underscores the talkiness of this neo-noir, whose story might have fared better onstage. more...
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  • Poetry (NR)

    A shy old woman—shy enough and old enough that her fine, flowery outfits have become integral to her sense of self—discovers that her callow grandson has participated in an awful crime and only she can protect him from prosecution. more...
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  • Polisse (NR)

    French actress Maiwenn (High Tension) cowrote and directed this lively ensemble drama about a close-knit team of police officers in Paris's Child Protection Unit. more...
  • POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold (NR)

    Funny, informative, and at times outrageously cheeky, this documentary by Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me) examines the questionable marketing tactic of movie product placement, whereby companies pay filmmakers to show their merchandise onscreen. more...
  • Pontypool (NR)

    The uttering of certain words enables the spread of a zombie virus in this horror feature, adapted from Tony Burgess's novel Pontypool Changes Everything. more...