Check out the issue for new capsules of: Augustine, a French drama about an epileptic girl being treated by a progressive neurologist; The Bling Ring, Sofia Coppola's fact-based satire about SoCal brats burglarizing celebrity homes; Far Out Isn't Far Enough, a documentary profile of the brilliant illustrator Tomi Ungerer; Heat Lightning, a 1935 Warner Bros. relic about women running a gas station in the Mojave desert; Perfect Days, a Czech comedy about a woman looking for Mr. Right; and Signal, another Czech import in which cell-phone company representatives drive around collecting bribes for service.
Best bets for repertory: Lloyd Bacon and Busby Berkeley's 42nd Street (1933), Wednesday at Northbrook Public Library; Alex Cox's Repo Man (1984), Saturday and Monday at Gene Siskel Film Center; John Carpenter's They Live (1988), Saturday and Wednesday at Film Center; and Folktales and Folk Music, an outdoor screening of vintage music-related shorts, Friday at Black Cinema House.
As you can tell from this abbreviated list, Doc Films is on break. Go outside and play!