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A Tony Scott memorial and this week's other notable screenings

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Chris Pine and Denzel Washington in Unstoppable
  • Chris Pine and Denzel Washington in Unstoppable
There are several special revival screenings around town this weekend, all of them offering great conversation topics for postmovie walks in the September breeze. Tonight in Hyde Park, South Side Projections and Poetry magazine present Seeing the Light, a program of three experimental classics inspired by poetry (I described the lineup at greater length yesterday), while in Lakeview, the Music Box hosts a midnight screening of the still-provocative Bone (1972) with writer-director Larry Cohen (who also made the provocative It's Alive and God Told Me To) scheduled to attend. Tomorrow at noon the Music Box will present King Vidor's silent classic The Crowd (1928), which gains immeasurably from a big-screen presentation. And, in the week's most poignant repertory program, Northwest Chicago Film Society pays tribute to the late Tony Scott by screening his last completed film, Unstoppable, at Cinema Borealis on Sunday at 7 and 9:15 PM.

If you're looking for something good and new, Craig Zobel's unnerving independent drama Compliance continues at the Landmark Century; it's the subject of this week's long review. We also have new write-ups of California State of Mind: The Legacy of Pat Brown, a documentary about the California politician; Green, an art film by first-time writer-director Sophia Takal; Hospitalité, a deadpan comedy from Japan; Love in Another Language, which kicks off the Siskel Center's monthlong series of recent Turkish cinema; The Possession, the new horror movie produced by Sam Raimi; The Queen of Hearts, the first feature by Declaration of War writer-director Valerie Donzelli; and Samsara, the latest faux-experimental film from the makers of Baraka.

There are a few more revival screenings this week that are worth mentioning: John Carpenter's cult favorite Big Trouble in Little China screens Thursday at River East; the Mae West vehicle I'm No Angel screens Sunday morning at the Music Box; and Reader emeritus Fred Camper introduces John Ford's The Searchers at the Siskel Center on Tuesday.

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