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You're much better off checking out Trishna, Michael Winterbottom's novel reimagining of Thomas Hardy's Tess of the D'Urbervilles as a 21st century tale about a poor country girl in Rajasthan, India. And we have new capsule reviews of Brave, the Pixar animation about a Scottish girl who casts an evil spell on her mother; Farewell, My Queen, a drama about Marie Antionette from French director Benoit Jaquot (A Tout de Suite); First Position, a documentary about young ballet dancers making their way toward an international competition in New York; Into the Wake, a suspense film by local talents John Mossman and Tim Miller; Sherlock Holmes, starring John Barrymore, which opens the Silent Film Society of Chicago's summer festival; and Soundings: Films by James Herbert, which collects experimental shorts by the man who directed most of R.E.M.'s videos in the 80s.
Best bets for repertory: Tim Burton's Beetlejuice (1988), midnight Friday and Saturday at Landmark's Century Centre; Hayao Miyazaki's Howl's Moving Castle (2004), Saturday, Tuesday, and Thursday at Gene Siskel Film Center; Billy Wilder's One, Two, Three (1961), Saturday and Sunday morning at Music Box; Miyazaki's Princess Mononoke (1997), Friday, Saturday, and Wednesday at Film Center; and Samuel Fuller's The Steel Helmet (1951), next Thursday at Doc Films.
Also this weekend, Music Box hosts Sing-a-Long Mary Poppins on Saturday and Sunday, and Chicago Cultural Center presents the Chicago Comedy TV Pilot Festival, a collection of pilot episodes for TV shows that never went anywhere (except, of course, the Cultural Center). And Music Box hosts Cinemapocalypse, a two-day festival of exploitation stuff programmed by the Alamo Draft House in Austin, Texas. Included are Vice Squad (1981) and Lady Terminator (1988); for a complete schedule click here.