GIFs of love, and the rest of this week's screenings

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Welcome to the Punch
  • Welcome to the Punch
In this week's issue, Aimee Levitt contributes a feature on Twohundredfiftysixcolors, which video makers Eric Fleischauer and Jason Lazarus created by collecting 3,000 GIFsā€”the file format used for looping animations on the Internet. We've also got a sidebar for the Chicago Latino Film Festival, with eight new reviews, and a recommended review of 42, a biopic of baseball great Jackie Robinson, starring Chadwick Boseman and Harrison Ford.

Check out the week's issue for new reviews of: The Company You Keep, with Robert Redford as a former 60s radical on the run from the feds; Disconnect, a cautionary tale about the Internet, starring Jason Bateman and Hope Davis; The Last White Knight, a documentary about the unreconstructed Klansman Delay De La Beckwith; Trance, the latest from Danny Boyle, in which amnesiac thief James McAvoy visits hypnotherapist Rosario Dawson to remember where he hid a stolen painting; Upstream Color, the long-awaited sophomore effort from Shane Carruth (Primer); and Welcome to the Punch, a UK crime film with McAvoy on the right side of the law this time, pursuing career criminal Mark Strong.

Repo Man
  • Repo Man
Best bets for repertory: Werner Herzog's Aguirre: The Wrath of God (1972), Wednesday at University of Chicago Doc Films; Nagisha Oshima's The Ceremony (1971), Tuesday at Doc; Federico Fellini's 8 1/2 (1963), Saturday through Monday at the Patio; Howard Hawks's Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953), Thursday at Doc; Bert Stern's Jazz on a Summer's Day (1960), screening at Gene Siskel Film Center along with a documentary about Stern (discount tickets for the two movies together); John Stahl's Leave Her to Heaven (1945), Monday at Doc; Orson Welles's The Magnificent Ambersons (1942), Saturday and Sunday morning at Music Box; John Frankenheimer's The Manchurian Candidate (1962), Wednesday at Northbrook Public Library; Alex Cox's Repo Man (1984), Thursday at Doc; and Boyle's Trainspotting (1996), midnight Friday and Saturday at Music Box.

Special events this week include Steven Ungar's screening/lecture "All Roads Lead to Aubervilliers," Thursday at University of Chicago Logan Center for the Arts; Best of Rural Route Film Festival 2012-2013, Wednesday at Columbia College Hokin Hall; Chicago Festival of Bosnian-Herzegovinian Film, Friday and Saturday at Loyola University Sullivan Center; First Nations Film and Video Festival Spring Program, this afternoon at Illinois State Museum Chicago Gallery; and last but not least, director William Friedkin (The French Connection, The Exorcist) appearing in person to promote his memoir on Tuesday at Harold Washington Library Center.


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