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  • Film Review: 'Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles'

    Chuck Workman's latest bouquet to cinematic history, "Magician," provides a solid overview of Orson Welles' life and output. While little here will be news to cineastes, the mix of interviews and archival footage -- particularly high-quality clips from the subject's directorial features -- should engage fans while providing a fine introduction for those whose knowledge doesn't stretch beyond recognizing the words "Citizen Kane." More a natural for ancillary formats (it'll be a film-studies classroom perennial) than theatrical exposure, the documentary plans a theatrical launch on Dec. 12.
  • Chicago area classical music recommendations

    Chicago area classical music recommendations
    Chicago Folks Operetta: The troupe presents the American premiere of Paul Abraham's "Ball at the Savoy," a jazzy, tuneful, singing-and-dancing confection from Weimar-era Berlin, about the revenge of a clever wife on her philandering hubby. Anthony Barrese...

    Steve Tisch to Chair World's Largest Student Film Fest in Tel Aviv

    Steve Tisch, veteran producer and exec VP of the New York Giants, will chair Israel's 16th Tel Aviv Student Film Festival from May 31 to June 7. The largest student film fest in the world is based as Tel Aviv University, and starting this year will be...

    Rita Moreno will receive SAG Life Achievement Award

    Rita Moreno will receive SAG Life Achievement Award
    When Rita Moreno received a call last summer from SAG-AFTRA co-President Ken Howard, her first thought was that something was wrong. "I was in the car on my Bluetooth and he said, 'Rita, This is Ken Howard.' I said, 'Why the hell are you calling me?...

    Actress Audrey Totter, Femme Fatale of Classsic Noir Films, Dies at 94

    Audrey Totter, a steely blonde actress known for her leading roles in some film noir's most prominent titles, including "Lady in the Lake," "The Set-Up," died Thursday. She was 94. Totter, who was living in the Motion Picture and Television Home in recent...