Films and retrospectives at the Gene Siskel Film Center rank among the Chicago Reader’s list of year’s memorable screenings.
Films and retrospectives at the Gene Siskel Film Center rank among the Chicago Reader’s list of year’s memorable screenings.
January 18

Cinematic Gold

On January 2 the Chicago Reader posted “A List of 20 Notable Classics and Rediscoveries that Screened in Chicago in 2012,” featuring five programs at SAIC’s Gene Siskel Film Center. Writer Ben Sachs highlights Four Nights of a Dreamer, shown last February, naming it among “the rarest films to screen in the Siskel’s near-complete Robert Bresson retrospective.” Additional screenings mentioned include Twenty Days Without War, featured in Siskel’s complete Aleksei Guerman retrospective; Nothing But a Man, Robert Young’s reprinting of the original film by Michael Roemer; and Hayao Miyazaki’s Whisper of the Heart. Sachs also featured The Devil’s Cleavage, screened by the Experimental Film Society at SAIC, calling the presentation “the most appropriate” among the year’s “several tributes to noted underground filmmaker George Kuchar, who died in September 2011.”