Select dates. August 29–December 9
Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State St.
The Unquiet American: Transgressive Comedies from the US, with Tuesday lectures by internationally renowned film critic Jonathan Rosenbaum, opens with the rarely seen Laughter.
Also featured in the series will be Preston Sturges’ Christmas in July; Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes;Jerry Lewis’s The Ladies Man; James Cagney in Blonde Crazy; Jack Lemmon in Avanti!; Richard Pryor: Live in Concert; Steven Spielberg’s 1941; Martin Scorsese’s The King of Comedy; John Goodman in Matinee; Ewan McGregor and Renee Zellweger in Down with Love; and Mike Judge’s Idiocracy.