The Hunting Ground exposes rape on campus, plus more new reviews and notable screenings

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Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter
  • Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter
The Hunting Ground continues this week at Landmark's Century Centre; it's a compelling new documentary about the threat of sexual assault faced by young women (and some men) at college fraternity houses across the country, directed by Kirby Dick (whose expose of military rape, The Invisible War, was up for an Oscar earlier this year). And Ben Sachs looks at Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter, a movie by brothers Nathan and David Zeller about a Japanese woman who comes to Minnesota looking for the money hidden in Fargo, by brothers Joel and Ethan Coen. So there's a fraternal theme this week.

Phoenix
  • Phoenix
Check out the new issue for capsule reviews of: The Coal Miner's Day, a French documentary about the daily duties of miners in the Ukraine; A Dangerous Game, Anthony Baxter's sequel to his Donald Trump-baiting documentary You've Been Trumped; Eden, a French drama by Mia Hansen-Love (Goodbye, First Love) about a young man who gives up a straight career to be a club DJ; Get Hard, with Will Ferrell as a stockbroker heading off to San Quentin and Kevin Hart as the guy he hires to toughen him up; Hippocrates, a French satirical drama about heartless cost cutting at a modern-day hospital; Home, a DreamWorks animation about a young immigrant in New York after space aliens invade earth; and Phoenix, a German tale of intrigue from Christian Petzold starring Nina Hoss as a concentration camp survivor left unrecognizable by reconstructive surgery.

A Day at the Races
  • A Day at the Races
Best bets for repertory: Lucio Fulciā€™s The Beyond (1981), midnight Friday and Saturday at Music Box; Orson Welles's Citizen Kane (1940), Wednesday at Doc Films; the Marx Brothers in A Day at the Races (1937), Saturday and Sunday morning at Music Box; Stuart Gordon's Re-Animator (1985), next Thursday at Doc Films; and Jafar Panahi's This Is Not a Film (2011) Tuesday at Gene Siskel Film Center.

And don't forget these special events: Algren: The Movie at Music Box; Anna at Gene Siskel Film Center, introduced by Dennis Lim of the Film Society at Lincoln Center; and Salad Days: A Decade of Punk in Washington, DC, Saturday and Sunday at the Vic.




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