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  • The Ceremony

    Not to be confused with films of the same title by Nagisa Oshima and Laurence Harvey, this expertly contrived and ultimately shocking 1995 psychological thriller is still probably the best feature by New Wave filmmaker Claude Chabrol since Just Before Nightfall (1971). more...
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  • Certified Copy (NR)

    The title of this 2010 French release translates more precisely as "true or faithful copy," which may give you a better idea where Iranian writer-director Abbas Kiarostami (Taste of Cherry) is going with it. more...
  • Cesar

    The final entry (1933) in the Fanny trilogy, this one directed by the creator of the cycle, Marcel Pagnol, and distinguished even more than the first two installments by his incredibly robust and healthy-spirited approach. more...
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  • Cesar

    For the next two weeks Gene Siskel Film Center presents a new digital restoration of Marcel Pagnol's beloved "Marseille Trilogy," three long dramatic features—Marius (1931), Fanny (1932), and César (1936)—about a fractured family in the French seaside town. more...
  • Chain

    Film and video artist Jem Cohen (whose other work includes impressionistic documentaries on Fugazi and Elliott Smith) spent six years shooting this striking and potent 16-millimeter experimental feature in and around hundreds of malls, from Dallas to Berlin to Melbourne, and the fact that none of them can be placed or individuated is part of his point. more...
  • Chalk

    Truthful and funny in the style of the BBC series The Office, this indie mockumentary follows four young teachers through nine months at a fictional public high school in Austin, Texas, wickedly satirizing all the problems of the profession: insulting kids, difficult coworkers, crushing workloads. more...
  • Chameleon Street (R)

    This highly original existential black comedy (1991) charts the real-life exploits of William Douglas Street (played with a great deal of charisma and wit by writer-director Wendell B. Harris Jr.), a Detroit con man. From the late 70s to the mid-80s Street carried off a number of impersonations, presenting himself as a Time magazine reporter, a surgery intern (he performed 23 successful operations), a Caribbean exchange student at Yale, and a civil rights attorney; various other scams landed him in prison. more...
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  • Change Nothing (NR)

    Leave it to Pedro Costa (In Vanda’s Room, Colossal Youth) to achieve a painterly beauty with the oddest of formats, black-and-white digital video; his low-contrast imagery isolates the subjects in pools of warm shadow and gives them the haunting sense of existing outside of time. more...
  • Change of Address

    Escapist fare for Francophiles, this light romantic comedy overcomes its frenzied setup and engenders smiles for its quartet of lovelorn, oddball Parisians. more...
  • Changeling

    Clint Eastwood's angry obsession with American violence and the limits of legal justice (Unforgiven, Mystic River) bursts into flower again with this grim drama based on the Wineville Chicken Murders, which shocked Los Angeles in 1928. more...
  • Changing Times

    After peaking with My Favorite Season (1993), Wild Reeds (1994), and Thieves (1996), French director Andre Techine went into decline with Alice and Martin (1998), Far (2001), and Strayed (2003), often biting off more than he could chew. more...