2013 May

  • This May at Doc Films


    By Brian Belak See docfilms.uchicago.edu for times and location Stroszek (May 8) Called “one of the oddest films ever made” by the late Roger Ebert, who included it in his “Great Movies” list, Stroszek follows deranged street musician Bruno Stroszek as he and his prostitute girlfriend, Eva, move from Berlin to rural Wisconsin to escape [...]

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  • Hyde Park Bites – South Side Shrimp

    By Richard Deulofeut Restaurant-paparazzi and food bloggers are already responding to what the Chicago Eater has called the “Hyde Park explosion.” Connections to Chicago dining institutions like Longman & Eagle and Matthias Merges’ Yusho are turning gourmand heads south, for once. I will admit that I too have joined the overblown hype. The Promontory and [...]

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  • This April at Doc Films


    By Brian Belak Amour (April 13, April 14 matinee) It’s rare that a foreign language film is nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture, it’s worth taking note that Amour did just that. Although Amour ultimately lost the award this year to Argo (also showing at Doc Films on April 4), the Austrian-directed, French-language [...]

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