(Siskel, opens April 13)
The Argentine master Lucrecia Martel will appear for her fourth feature, a kaleidoscopically expressionist historical Western, with showings of her three earlier films as well.
(Davis, April 5-8)
The third edition of the spring Chicago premiere showcase for topnotch docs fresh from the winter festival circuit.
(Music Box, opens April 27)
Chloé Zhao’s drenchingly melancholy story of dashed rodeo dreams in Pine Ridge, South Dakota.
Lover For A Day
(Siskel, Opens April 27)
First Chicago run of Philippe Garrel’s latest Gallic heart-crusher, leading into a May retrospective of his brooding body of work.
Ready Player One
(Music Box, March 30-April 19)
70mm engagement of Steven Spielberg’s “Tron”-on-Adderall virtual reality-as-nostalgic-branding tapestry… Or will it be a radically subversive takedown of all of the above?
Ray Pride is Newcity’s film critic and a contributing editor of Filmmaker magazine. He is also a photographer: his history of Chicago “Ghost Signs” in words and images is forthcoming; previews on Twitter (twitter.com/chighostsigns) as well as daily photography on Instagram: instagram.com/raypride. Twitter: twitter.com/rayPride. (Photo: Jorge Colombo.)