NCFS hits the road, and the rest of this week's screenings

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High Treason
  • High Treason
Following last week's closing of the Portage Theater, Northwest Chicago Film Society is currently looking for a new permanent venue for its Wednesday (and frequently Monday) repertory shows. High Treason, originally booked at the Portage, screens a couple miles west on Irving Park at the Patio on Wednesday, June 5, at 8 PM.

In this week's issue: Facets Cinematheque opens a weeklong run of Jen and Sylvia Soska's American Mary, Gene Siskel Film Center screens Ulrich Seidl's "Paradise" trilogy, and Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke star in Richard Linklater's Before Midnight.

Now You See Me
  • Now You See Me
We've also got new reviews of After Earth, a sci-fi actioner starring Will Smith; As Above So Below, Larry Clark's 1973 indie drama about black revolutionaries; Now You See Me, with Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, and Isla Fisher as magicians who rip off banks; and We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks, a hefty documentary about the online clearinghouse for whistleblowers, directed by Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side).

The Big Heat
  • The Big Heat
Best bets for repertory: Fritz Lang's The Big Heat (1953), Monday at University of Chicago Doc Films; Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in The Gay Divorcee (1934), Saturday and Sunday morning at Music Box; Mervyn LeRoy's Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933), Wednesday at Northbrook Public Library; Chris Marker's One Day in the Life of Andrei Arsenevich (1999), Sunday night at Doc; and Roberto Rossellini's Stromboli (1949) and Voyage to Italy (1953) at Gene Siskel Film Center.


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