(Siskel, October 5-6, 8)
A digital restoration to Barbara Loden’s only film: the rich, raw story of a Rust Belt wife on the road, turned adventurer and crook. Essential viewing.
(Music Box, opens Friday, October 5)
Robert Greene’s experiments with documentary form fascinate, and “Bisbee ‘17” is his most radical, combining collaborative documentary, music and reenactments as townspeople explore the town’s 1917 deportation of hundreds and hundreds of striking immigrant miners.
Garry Winogrand: All Things Are Photographable
(Siskel, opens Friday, October 26)
Curator John Szarkowski called Garry Winogrand “the central photographer of his generation,” and Sasha Waters Freyer’s documentary captures the vitality of this unstoppable street photographer; narrated by Winogrand (via archival audio) atop examples of his provocative photos and the witnesses from the art world, along with a selection of ex-wives.
(Opens Friday, October 19)
The dark-hearted duo of David Gordon Green and Danny McBride turn to a reinvention of John Carpenter’s classic.
Chicago International Film Festival
(River East, October 10-21)
High-profile attractions for the fifty-fourth fest include Pawel Pawlikowski’s “Cold War”; Mike Leigh’s “Peterloo”; Hirokazu Kore-eda’s “Shoplifters”; Steve McQueen’s “Widows”; Joel Edgerton’s “Boy Erased” and Christian Petzold’s “Transit.”
Ray Pride is Newcity 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.)