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123456 JULY1,2005SECTION7ACHICAGO TRIBUNE 7 MOVIES Geffen Records soundtrack features score by Hans Zimmer plus classic hit songs from the Bee Gees, Earth, Wind & Fire, Louis Armstrong, Vangelis and more! For information on Group Ticket Sales, call 1-877-370-1122 or log on to www.dreamworks.com/groupsales * CHATHAM 14 Chicago S 773/783-8711 * CITY NORTH 14 Chicago N 773/394-1601 * FORD CITY 14 Chicago SW 773/582-1839 * LAWNDALE 10 Chicago W 773/265-1010 * 62ND & WESTERN Chicago SW 773/476-4959 * VILLAGE ARTS Chicago N 312/642-2403 * ARLINGTON THEATERS Arlington Heights 847/483-0123 * CANTERA 30 Warrenville 847/765-7AMC * CENTURY 16 DEER PARK Deer Park 847/438-9000 * CHARLESTOWNE MALL 18 St. Charles 630/444-FILM #652 * CHICAGO RIDGE Chicago Ridge 800/FANDANGO #813 * CINEMARK Melrose Park 708/338-1920 * CINEMARK Woodridge 630/663-8875 * COUNTRY CLUB HILLS Country Club Hills 800/FANDANGO #723 * CRESTWOOD Crestwood 800/FANDANGO #724 * CROWN VILLAGE 18 Skokie 847/673-8486 * ELK GROVE Elk Grove Vill 847/444-FILM #559 * EVANSTON CENTURY 12 Evanston 847/492-0123 * GARDENS AT OLD ORCHARD 1-6 Skokie 800/FANDANGO #728 * GLEN 10 Glenview 847/729-9600 * LAKE Oak Park 708/444-FILM #560 * LAKE ZURICH Lake Zurich 800/FANDANGO #238 * LAKEHURST Waukegan 847/688-0200 * LINCOLNSHIRE 20 Lincolnshire 800/FANDANGO #239 * MARCUS ADDISON Addison 630/932-0864 * MARCUS CHICAGO HEIGHTS Chicago Heights 708/747-0800 * MARCUS ELGIN FOX Elgin 847/622-1000 * MARCUS GURNEE Gurnee 847/855-9940 * MARCUS ORLAND PARK Orland Park 708/873-1900 * MERRILLVILLE Merrillville 800/FANDANGO #824 * NORRIDGE Norridge 800/FANDANGO #726 * NORTHBROOK COURT Northbrook 847/562-1522 * QUARRY 14 Hodgkins 800/FANDANGO #725 * RANDHURST Mt Prospect 847/590-9788 * RIVER OAKS 1-6 Calumet City 800/FANDANGO #842 * ROUND LAKE BEACH 18 Round Lake 800/FANDANGO #240 * SHOWPLACE 16 Crystal Lake 800/FANDANGO #237 * SOUTH BARRINGTON 30 S Barrington 847/765-7AMC * STREETS OF WOODFIELD Schaumburg 800/FANDANGO #727 * WOODRIDGE Woodridge 800/FANDANGO #813 * YORK Elmhurst 630/444-FILM #565 * YORKTOWN Lombard 630/495-0010 SORRY, NO PASSES ACCEPTED. DIGITAL PROJECTION * CHECK THEATRE DIRECTORIES FOR SHOWTIMES. DIGITAL PROJECTION AT THISTHEATRE * 600 N. MICHIGAN Near North 800/FANDANGO #817 ESQUIRE Chicago 800/FANDANGO #719 CITY NORTH 14 DIGITAL Chicago N 773/394-1601 CANTERA 30 DIGITAL Warrenville 847/765-7AMC CHARLESTOWNE MALL 18 DIGITAL St. Charles 630/444-FILM #652 CROWN GLEN 10 Glenview 847/729-9600 CROWN VILLAGE 18 DIGITAL Skokie 847/673-8486 LAKE DIGITAL Oak Park 708/444-FILM #560 LANSING CINEMA 8 Lansing 708/418-0300 MARCUS ADDISON Addison 630/932-0864 MARCUS ELGIN FOX THEATRE Elgin 847/622-1000 MARCUS GURNEE CINEMAS Gurnee 847/855-9940 MARCUS ORLAND PARK Orland Park 708/873-1900 NORTHBROOK COURT Northbrook 630/444-FILM #569 DIGITAL RANDALL 16 Batavia 630/482-3456 RANDHURST 16 DIGITAL Mt. Prospect 847/590-9788 #568 SOUTH BARRINGTON 30 DIGITAL South Barrington 847/765-7AMC YORKTOWN DIGITAL Lombard 630/444-FILM #575 SPECIAL ENGAGEMENTS NO PASSES OR DISCOUNT COUPONS ACCEPTED CHECK THEATRE DIRECTORIES OR CALL FOR SOUND INFORMATION AND SHOWTIMES CRITICS EVERYWHERE ARE JOINING THE ‘SISTERHOOD.’ “TWO THUMBS UP.” “Arare movie that women of any age will appreciate.” – CHRISTY LEMIRE “Emotionally affecting.” – CLAUDIA PUIG “The cast shines.” – PETER TRAVERS “Charming.” – DANA STEVENS “An unheralded sleeper that’s wide awake with life.” – GENE SHALIT “‘Sisterhood’ is ‘Stand By Me’for girls.” – CARRIE RICKEY REVENGE OF THE SITH REVENGE OF THE SITH MAY THEFOURTH BE WITH YOU! MAY THEFOURTH BE WITH YOU! THIS WEEKEND ONLY BUY 3 TICKETS TO SEE STAR WARS:EPISODE III AND GET THE 4 TH TICKET FOR FREE! * SEE IT AGAIN IN THEATERS EVERYWHERE. Void where prohibited.Available only at participating theaters in the U.S.from July 1-4,2005.Free ticket must be of equal or lesser value to highest paid admission.To receive 4th ticket,all tickets must be purchased for the same show time and date.Lucasfilm is not responsible for lost,stolen or misplaced tickets.Applicable laws and participating theater rules apply.Not applicable to online ticket purchases. AT THESE THEATRES CHATHAM 14 Chicago 773/783-8711 WEBSTER PLACE Chicago 800/FANDANGO #722 CANTERA 30 Warrenville 847/765-7AMC CENTURY 16 Deer Park 847/438-9000 CINEMARK Seven Bridges 630/663-8875 COUNTRY CLUB HILLS Country Club Hills 800/FANDANGO #723 CRESTWOOD Crestwood 800/FANDANGO #724 EVANSTON CENTURY 12 Evanston 847/492-0123 GOLF GLEN Niles 847/699-2000 MARCUS ADDISON Addison 630/932-0864 MARCUS CHICAGO HTS. Chicago Hts. 708/747-0800 MARCUS ORLAND PARK Orland Park 708/873-1900 MERRILLVILLE 10 Merrillville 800/FANDANGO #824 NORTH RIVERSIDE MALL North Riverside 800/FANDANGO #823 NORTHBROOK COURT 14 Northbrook 847/444-FILM #569 PICKWICK Park Ridge 847/604-2234 QUARRY CINEMAS 14 Hodgkins 800/FANDANGO #725 RANDHURST 16 Mt. Prospect 847/590-9788 REGAL 12 Lake Zurich 800/FANDANGO #238 REGAL 20 Lincolnshire 800/FANDANGO #239 REGAL 18 Round Lake Beach 800/FANDANGO #240 REGAL SHOWPLACE 16 Crystal Lake 800/FANDANGO #237 SOUTH BARRINGTON South Barrington 847/765-7AMC WOODRIDGE Woodridge 800/FANDANGO #816 YORKTOWN 18 Lombard 630/444-FILM #575 ✔  ✔ ✔ ✔   RIVER EAST 21 Chicago 847/765-7AMC 12:00PM, 1:00, 3:15, 4:15, 6:15, 7:15, 9:15 & 10:15PM Also on 1 Non-Digital Screen CROWN VILLAGE 18 Skokie 847/673-8486 11:20AM, 2:50, 6:20, 9:15PM & 12:15PM STREETS OF WOODFIELD Schaumburg 800/FANDANGO #727 12:20PM, 3:20, 6:20 & 9:20PM ✔  CHECK LOCAL LISTINGS FOR SHOWTIMES ✔ NOW SHOWING COUNTRY CLUB HILLS Country Club Hills 800/FANDANGO #723 CRESTWOOD Crestwood 800/FANDANGO #724 CROWN VILLAGE 18 Skokie 847/673-8486 MARCUS ADDISON Addison 630/932-0864 MARCUS CHICAGO HTS. Chicago Hts. 708/747-0800 MARCUS ELGIN Elgin 847/622-1000 MARCUS GURNEE Gurnee 847/855-9940 MARCUS ORLAND PARK Orland Park 708/873-1900 MERRILLVILLE 10 Merrillville 800/FANDANGO #824 NORTH RIVERSIDE MALL North Riverside 800/FANDANGO #823 REGAL 20 Lincolnshire 800/FANDANGO #239 REGAL 18 Round Lake Beach 800/FANDANGO #240 REGAL SHOWPLACE 16 Crystal Lake 800/FANDANGO #237 SOUTH BARRINGTON South Barrington 847/765-7AMC STREETS OF WOODFIELD Schaumburg 800/FANDANGO #727 WOODRIDGE Woodridge 800/FANDANGO #816 YORKTOWN 18 Lombard 630/444-FILM #575 ESQUIRE Chicago 800/FANDANGO #719 CITY NORTH 14 Chicago 773/394-1601 FORD CITY 14 Chicago 312/444-FILM #567 CANTERA 30 Warrenville 847/765-7AMC Call theatre or see directory ad for showtimes. ROLLINGSTONE,PETERTRAVERS “AMEAN,LEANLAUGHMACHINE. Thebiggameisirresistiblyentertaining.” ROLLINGSTONE,PETERTRAVERS “AMEAN,LEANLAUGHMACHINE. Thebiggameisirresistiblyentertaining.” EBERT&ROEPER, ROGEREBERT “THUMBS UP.” EBERT&ROEPER, ROGEREBERT “THUMBS UP.” ‘Sequins’ ??? Offhand, you might not think a movie about two women sewing and embroidering clothes together in the French countryside would make much of a movie subject. But “Sequins” may surprise you. The feature filmmaking debut of writer-director Eleonore Faucher, it’s a movie of both visual beauty and understated dramatic intensity, a double prize winner at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival (where it took the Critics’ Week Grand Prize). Of course “Sequins” has more than embroidery. The protagonist is Claire Moutiers (Lola Naymark), a teenage supermarket cashier desperate to conceal her five-month pregnancy from parents and friends—who no longer accept impromptu explanations of overeating or cancer. When Claire discovers that the son and assistant of local embroiderer Mme. Melikian (Ariane Ascaride) has died in a motorcycle accident that involved Claire’s brother, Guillaume (Thomas Laroppe), she applies for an assistant’s job and gets it. Soon the women are communing over their stitches; Mme. Melikian discovers Claire’s “secret,” Claire learns the depth of her employer’s sorrow. “Sequins” is a movie without false moments and with a finely sustained mood of reflection, anxiety and quiet anguish. The acting is often lovely. Naymark holds the screen with a natural’s easy grace and Ascaride, whom you may recognize as the Jeanette of husband-director Robert Geduigan’s marvelous Marseilles romance “Marius and Jeanette,” is perfect as the stoic, grieving Melikian. This is a film for the happy few perhaps—but that audience will find it eminently satisfying. In French, with English titles. Running time: 1:28. No MPAA rating (parents are cautioned for frank discussions of sexuality and pregnancy). “Sequins” opens Friday at the Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Ave. Call 773-871-6604 or visit www.musicboxtheatre- .com . —Michael Wilmington ‘Face’ ??? Bertha Bay-Sa Pan’s “Face,” opening for a weeklong run at Facets Multimedia—with special appearances by the writer- director on Friday and Saturday—is an American independent film of unusual subject matter and quality. Bay-Sa Pan, in her feature writer-directorial debut, gives us here the finely observed story of three generations of Chinese-American women, all fiercely stubborn but inwardly loving. Simultaneously, she takes a look into the Chinese community of New York City in the ’70s and ’90s that’s both realistic and highly entertaining. It’s a perceptively written and imaginatively directed film. But, most of all, it’s brilliantly acted. As the three women— grandmother Mrs. Liu (Kieu Chinh), mother Kim (Bai Ling) and granddaughter Genie (Kristy Wu)— Bay-Sa Pan’s three actresses give astonishingly varied, spontaneous, powerfully human, award-worthy portrayals. The actresses take their characters believably through several decades, in Queens’ Chinatown from the ’70s to the ’90s, beginning with Kim’s first disastrous misstep. After a fight with her boyfriend, she allows a spoiled, sexy rich boy (Will Yun Lee) to seduce and impregnate her. Fleeing the bad marriage that results, Kim moves to Hong Kong and wins success as a banker, leaving daughter Genie with the kind but insular and old-fashioned Mrs. Liu. Decades later, when Kim returns, Genie is understandably resentful— and involved in a “taboo” affair of her own with breezy, good- hearted deejay Michael (played by Treach of Naughty by Nature). What happens to the three after that return is not at all predictable but in the end is moving and convincing. “Face” takes a subject that might have drowned in sentiment and treats it with humor, keen vision and a hard (but not callous) edge. Some may fault these women for selfishness and obstinacy, but Bay-Sa Pan understands that people have many levels, some unpleasant, and that flaws create telling drama. As a filmmaker, she succeeds on almost every level: generating atmosphere, weaving an engrossing tale and eliciting marvelous performances. She’s a talent to watch—and so are her three superb actresses. In English and Chinese, with English subtitles. Running time: 1:39. No MPAA rating (parents cautioned for sexuality, partial nudity, language, drug use and mature themes.) “Faces” plays at 7, 9 p.m. Fri.; 3, 5, 7, 9 p.m. Sat.-Sun.; 7, 9 p.m. Mon.-Thu. Bertha Bay-Sa Pan will appear for a Q&A at the 7 and 9 p.m. Friday and 5, 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday shows. Facets is at 1517 W. Fullerton Ave. Call 773281-4114 or visit www.facets.org —M.W. Lovely acting lends sparkle to ‘Sequins’ Lola Naymark is Claire and Thomas Laroppe her brother Guillaume in “Sequins.” MOVIE ROUNDUP By Michael Wilmington Tribune movie critic The great, strange, reclusive American film master Stanley Kubrick, whose career is being celebrated with a complete retrospective of new 35 mm prints at the Gene Siskel Film Center, was always somewhat out of the mainstream of big Hollywood studio moviemaking—though many Hollywood directors revered him. But 1960’s “Spartacus,” which Kubrick made for producer-star Kirk Douglas, was a huge audience and critical hit. It brought the young director the cachet and power he needed to establish himself firmly and continue his string of dark film classics. Producer-star Douglas’ ambitious effort is a vast adaptation of Howard Fast’s historical novel of the Roman slave rebellion, with Douglas as rebel leader Spartacus and a royal supporting cast that included Laurence Olivier, Charles Laughton, Jean Simmons, Tony Curtis and, in an Oscar-winning performance as the sleazy gladiator school owner, Peter Ustinov. The film was a best picture nominee itself and remains one of the most popular and accessible of all Kubrick’s films, even though screenwriter Dalton Trumbo (emerging from the blacklist) wrote a gutsy script rife with po- litical and Freudian overtones and a tragic climax. It’s a liberal, cerebral epic, but some of its best scenes are the action sequences in the gladiator school with Douglas, Usti- nov and memorable fellow slave-warrior Woody Strode. (Some of these scenes were shot by western/noir expert Anthony Mann, whom Kubrick replaced as director midway through shooting.) Despite its continuing popularity, Kubrick never regarded “Spartacus” as a personal project, but it’s doubtful he could have made “2001” or “Dr. Strangelove” without it; the next period epic he tackled was the incredibly beautiful, bizarrely shot “Barry Lyndon.” ‘Spartacus’ ???? (U.S.; Stanley Kubrick, 1960). 4 p.m. Sat.; 6:30 p.m. The Gene Siskel Film Center. Other special film screenings; Í indicates capsules from past Wilmington reviews. Gene Siskel Film Center 164 N. State St. 312-846-2600 www.siskel filmcenter.org. ‘Killer’s Kiss’ ??? (Stanley Kubrick, 1955) This low-budget noir, Kubrick’s second feature, is about a boxer who falls for a gangster’s girl and the rat’s nest of violence that ensues. The dialogue and acting are second-rate (except for Frank Silvera’s pungent crime boss) but Kubrick captures the look of Manhattan and its seedier environs with flair and shadow-drenched style. 6 p.m. Fri.; 5 p.m. Sun. Í ‘Amores Perros’ ???? (Mexico; Alejandro Gonzalez Inarri- tu, 2000). An international phenomenon, the ferociously exciting “Amores Perros” won more festival awards than any other 2001film, including the Grand Prize (Gold Hugo) of our own Chicago Film Festival. It deserved them all. The most scorchingly brilliant look at Mexico City street life since Luis Bunuel’s 1951“Los Olvidados” it’s a stunning, three-part fresco of life high and low, a bravura display that holds you spellbound. (Spanish, with English subtitles.) Part of a month-long Contemporary Mexican Cinema series. 7:30 p.m. Sun.; 6:30 p.m. Tue. ‘Jazz on a Summer’s Day’ ???? (U.S.; Bert Stern, 1960). One of the best jazz concert films ever, this is ace photographer Stern’s record of the sights and sounds of the 1958 Newport Jazz festival, with riffs and songs by Louis Armstrong, Thelonious Monk, Gerry Mulligan, Dinah Washington, Anita O’Day, Eric Dolphy and many others, but not, unfortunately Miles Davis and Duke Ellington and his orchestra, who were both famously in attendance that year, but whom producer George Avakian steered away from Stern. 7:30 p.m. Sun.; 3 p.m. Mon.; 8:15 p.m. Thu. Music Box Theatre 3733 N. Southport Ave 773-871-6604 www.musicboxtheatre.com Í ‘Ichi the Killer’ ??? (Japan; Takashi Miike; 2003). Most Takashi Miike fans place this wild, weird, playfully demented gangster comedy—about an idiot in a super-hero outfit who triggers a bloody war between mindlessly brutal Yakuza factions—at the top, the crème du crime of his canon. Truly outrageous, defiantly tasteless and mind-throttlingly imaginative Midnight Fri.-Sat. ‘Shadow of the Thin Man’ ??? (U.S.; W.S. Van Dyke, 1941). After “Shadow,” a racetrack murder mystery for Dashiell Hammett’s delightfully tipsy and urbane and witty sleuths Nick and Nora Charles (William Powell and Myrna Loy), a lot of the fizz went out of the series. But this fourth entry is still full of sophisticated charm and slick thrills. 11 a.m. Sat.-Sun. mwilmington@tribune.com Vast ‘Spartacus’ to start Kubrick retrospective “Spartacus” opens the Gene Siskel Film Center’s Stanley Kubrick retrospective Saturday. SCREEN GEMS Submit listings at metromix.com/listings. CITY ‘DERAILROADED: LARRY “WILD MAN” FISCHER’: Chicago premiere of Josh Rubin’s 2005 debut documentary on the notorious outsider musician and Frank Zappa protege. 8 p.m. Thu.; $5-$9. Gene Siskel Film Center/School of the Art Institute of Chicago , 164 N. State St. , 312-846-2600 . DOC FILM SERIES: This series highlights domestic and international works that focus on social issues. “Lavendar Hill Mob,” 7 p.m. Thu.; “Hedwig and the Angry Inch,” 7 and 9 p.m. Fri.; “Sunset Blvd.,” 7 and 9:15 p.m. Sat.; “Boudu Saved from Drowning,” 8 p.m. Wed.; $3-$4. Ida Noyes Hall, University of Chicago , 1212 E. 59th St. , 773-702-8575 . MOVIES IN THE PARKS: Pack a picnic and spend the night watching movies under the stars. Movies begin at dusk; free. “The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie,” Tue., Vittum Park , 5010 W. 50th St. , 312-7427529 . “Shrek 2,” Wed., Midway Plaisance , 59th Street and Woodlawn Avenue , 312742-7529 . “Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events,” Thu., Wicker Park , 1425 N. Damen Ave. , 312-742-7529 . SUBURBS BLOCK CINEMA: Bring blankets and lawn chairs for classic and recent films projected on the building wall. “Night of the Hunter,” 9 p.m. Wed.; free-$6. Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston; 847-491-4000. DES PLAINES THEATER PRESERVATION SOCIETY SCREENINGS: See classic and contemporary films in the newly restored Art Deco theater. “Independence Day,” 7 p.m. Fri.-Sat.; $4-$5. Des Plaines Theater , 1476 Miner St. , Des Plaines; 847803-1875 . MOONLIGHT MOVIES: Screenings of family films on the resort’s poolside patio; through Sept. 3. Fridays and Saturdays at dusk; free. Pheasant Run Resort & Spa, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles; 800-474-3272. metromix cinema scene

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