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  • Film festival celebrates Israeli diversity

    Film festival celebrates Israeli diversity
    Israel's most well-known director is scheduled to be a guest of honor at this year's ninth annual Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema.
  • 'The President' wins top prize at Chicago film festival

    'The President' wins top prize at Chicago film festival
    "The President," a Georgian- and English-language satire from Iranian director Mohsen Makhmalbaf, won the top prize Friday night at the 50th Chicago International Film Festival. Actress Kathleen Turner served as jury chair this year. Prizes for best...

    This was Chicago's cultural class of 1970

    This was Chicago's cultural class of 1970
    In early 1970, photographer Victor Skrebneski accepted yet another assignment. His elegant minimalist portraits of nude models and celebrities, often surrounded by ample swaths of black space, had made his work somewhat ubiquitous. And so Venture...

    2 movies try to unravel the mystery that is Algren

    2 movies try to unravel the mystery that is Algren
    Nelson Algren used to write books in and about Chicago. Though his name and reputation have diminished over the last decades, he lingers in the shadows. The Tribune has presented yearly literary awards for short stories in his name since 1981, though some...

    From little films, big laughs grow

    From little films, big laughs grow
    It's taken a few years for the Chicago Comedy Film Festival to find its footing. Back for its fourth year this weekend, the lineup is noticeably stronger. As always, the focus is on small indie comedies. I got a look at three. 'The Yank' (8 p.m....