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  • Pictures and Sounds

    University of Chicago Film Studies Center and campus radio station WHPK host this annual event, in which assorted experimental and silent films are accompanied by live bands. more...
  • Pieces d'identites

    Filmmaker Mweze Ngangura was born in Congo and educated in Belgium, and since codirecting Life Is Rosy (1987) he's made a number of documentary shorts about the African diaspora. more...
  • Piranha (PG)

    Not to be confused with the Joe Dante favorite from 1978, or its 2010 remake, this is a 1972 thriller about a wildlife photographer getting into trouble in the Venezuelan jungle. more...
  • Planet 51 (PG)

    In this 2009 digital animation, a NASA astronaut (visually reminiscent of Toy Story's Buzz Lightyear, and given voice by Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson) arrives on a distant planet and is dumbfounded to find it inhabited by a tiny green race of picket-fence bourgeois paranoids. more...
  • Plaster Caster

    Cynthia Plaster Caster's notoriety dates back to the 1960s, when, given an art assignment to cast "something solid," she began casting rock stars' penises. more...
  • Play Misty for Me (R)

    Clint Eastwood wisely chose a strong, simple thriller for his first film as a director (1971), and the project is remarkable in its self-effacing dedication to getting the craft right—to laying out the story, building the rhythm, putting the camera in the right place, and establishing small characters with a degree of conviction. more...
  • Please Give (R)

    The witty and perceptive writer-director Nicole Holofcener (Walking and Talking, Lovely & Amazing, Friends With Money) delivers her best feature yet, a sharp-elbowed philosophical comedy that ponders why people find it so hard to be generous with one another. more...
  • 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...
  • Pool of Princesses

    This 2006 documentary by Bettina Blumner focuses on three Berlin teenage girls who have known each other since childhood. more...
  • The Pope's Toilet (NR)

    A man builds a pay toilet in a small Uruguayan town where a visit from the pontiff is expected to draw 50,000 pilgrims. more...