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Also this week we've got a sidebar for week two of Reeling: The Chicago Lesbian & Gay International Film Festival, with new reviews of Cho Dependent, the new Margaret Cho concert doc, and the Chilean boxing drama My Last Round (yeah, I thought it was about drinking too). Among the other new movies reviewed this week are Bobby Fischer Against the World, an HBO documentary about the larger-than-life chess master; Into the Abyss, Werner Herzog's documentary about a death-row inmate in Texas; Revenge of the Electric Car, Chris Paine's sequel to his 2006 documentary Who Killed the Electric Car? (also screening this week), and The Women on the 6th Floor, a French comedy starring Fabrice Luchini, with a supporting performance from Carmen Maura.
Best bets for repertory: Carol Reed's The Fallen Idol (1948), Sunday morning at Music Box; Lewis Milestone's The Front Page (1931), Wednesday at Northbrook Public Library; the 80s restoration of Fritz Lang's Metropolis (1926), with a synth-rock score by Giorgio Moroder, midnight Friday and Saturday at Music Box; Sidney Lumet's Network (1976), Wednesday at Doc Films; Herbert Brenon's silent fantasy Peter Pan (1924), Saturday afternoon at Music Box with live organ accompaniment by Dennis Scott; Michelangelo Antonioni's Red Desert (1964), screening daily at Film Center; and Roman Polanski's Rosemary's Baby (1968), Friday and Tuesday night at Film Center.
Last but not least, two special events this week: on Sunday afternoon at Auditorium Theatre, Ang Lee's Brokeback Mountain (2005) screens as part of a program to include a panel discussion and performances of music, poetry, and essays inspired by the movie; and on Friday at Music Box, the editors of Found magazine and the curators of the Found Footage Festival present Found vs. Found, a calvalcade of weird shit they've dug out of the garbage.