Currently Browsing: April 2011

MIRAL Review

Weeks after its release in New York and Los Angeles (on March 25), and then Washington, DC (on April 1), Julian Schnabel’s controversial new film Miral finally opens locally at Lincoln Park’s Landmark Century Center Theater tomorrow (April 15). By now Schnabel’s time on the talk show circuit (in pajamas!) is old news, and the […]


CLFF ’11: Carlos

My Life with Carlos (Mi Vida con Carlos) is a beautifully crafted first-person doc from Chile that succeeds on multiple levels. On the surface it’s a fairly straightforward chronicle of a son’s quest for his father.  German Berger-Hertz was an infant when his father Carlos was murdered by Pinochet’s goons in 1973.  He grew up […]


773’s Generations

I went to Opening Night of Stage 773’s new production of From Generation to Generation with hopes high.  This is just my kind of thing, but alas, it’s not quite ready for prime time. Generation is the story of “Rose Lieberman,” a feisty Jewish widow who’s in the midst of chemotherapy when she learns that […]