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Joyce, Fitzgerald, and the rest of this week's screenings



Something in the Air
  • Something in the Air
In this week's long review Tal Rosenberg makes a case for Olivier Assayas's latest feature, Something in the Air, as a mature revision of his first international success, Cold Water, akin to James Joyce's revision of his aborted first novel, "Stephen Hero," into A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. If that's not literate enough for you, we've also got a short review of The Great Gatsby, Baz Luhrmann's big-screen adaptation of the F. Scott Fitzgerald classic. And don't forget Haile Gerima's Bush Mama, screening tonight at Logan Center for the Arts with the filmmaker in person.

Check out this week's section for new capsule reviews of Aqui y Alla, in which a man returns from the U.S. to his home in Mexico to find himself a misfit in his own family; Dark Waters, the 1944 debut feature of cult director Andre de Toth; In the House, an academic satire by French director Francois Ozon (Under the Sand, 8 Women, Potiche); and Love Is All You Need, a Danish rom-com from director Susanne Bier and screenwriter Anders Thomas Jensen (Open Hearts, Brothers, After the Wedding, In a Better World).

The Young Girls of Roquefort
  • The Young Girls of Roquefort
Best bets for repertory: Stanley Donen's Charade (1963), next Thursday at University of Chicago Doc Films; Orson Welles's Chimes at Midnight (1966), Sunday morning at Music Box; Billy Wilder's Double Indemnity (1944), Monday at Doc; Akira Kurosawa's Ikiru (1952), Saturday morning at Logan Center; Richard Linklater's The School of Rock (2003), next Thursday at Doc; Paul Verhoeven's Showgirls (1995), midnight Friday through Sunday at Landmark's Century Centre; Alfred Hitchcock's The Trouble With Harry (1955) at Northbrook Public Library; and Jacques Demy's The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967) at the Portage.