Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
(Opens Friday, June 8)
Two words: Fred Rogers. Five more words: dare you not to cry.
(Opens Friday, June 15)
Early whooping and hollering says Brad Bird has shaken the recent Pixar curse with a sequel to his snappy, nifty spy family comedy.
Under the Silver Lake
(OPENING POSTPONED UNTIL DECEMBER)
David Robert Mitchell goes bubblegum neo-noir in modern-day Los Angeles: “Long Goodbye” or “Southland Tales,” or, here’s hoping, a little of both as well as heaping handfuls of what his “It Follows” brought to the screen and left quivering in memory.
Chicago Underground Film Festival
(Opens Friday, June 6-10)
CUFF turns twenty-five, with special guests and other attractions from its termite-to-tastemaker history.
Movies In Millennium Park
(All summer, starting June 5)
Last summer, 20,000 filled the park under the stars to watch “La La Land”; June’s attractions, programmed by Chicago film festivals, include John Waters’ “Hairspray,” partnered with CUFF, “Mad Max: Fury Road,” via Chicago Critics Film Festival, “Kinky Boots” from Reeling and “Groundhog Day” with Chicago Comedy Film Festival.
Ray Pride is Newcity’s film critic, editor of Movie City News and a contributing editor of Filmmaker magazine. He is also a photographer: his history of Chicago “Ghost Signs” in words and images is forthcoming. Check a few signs on Twitter (@chighostsigns) as well as daily photography on Instagram (instagram.com/raypride). Twitter: @RayPride. (Photo: Jorge Colombo.)