It is the last weekend in September, where has the Summer gone? Time for Fall leaves, apple picking, Halloween and wearing lots and lots of plaid. If you are in Chicago this weekend, make sure and check out the first annual Food and Film Festival where all the films shown have a particular, yummy slant to them.
Waiting For Superman – Every morning, in big cities, suburbs and small towns across America, parents send their children off to school with the highest of hopes. But a shocking number of students in the United States attend schools where they have virtually no chance of learning. Despite decades of well-intended reforms and huge sums of money spent on the problem, our public schools haven’t improved markedly since the 1970s. From “An Inconvenient Truth” director Davis Guggenheim, comes a provocative and cogent examination of the crisis of public education in the United States told through multiple interlocking stories.
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps – As the global economy teeters on the brink of disaster, a young Wall Street trader partners with disgraced former Wall Street corporate raider Gordon Gekko on a two-tiered mission: To alert the financial community to the coming doom, and to find out who was responsible for the death of the young trader’s mentor.
You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger – This new film by Woody Allen revolves around different members of a family, their tangled love lives and their attempts to try to solve their problems.
Trespass. A History of Uncommissioned Urban Art – In recent years street art has grown bolder, more ornate, more sophisticated and—in many cases—more acceptable. Yet unsanctioned public art remains the problem child of cultural expression, the last outlaw of visual disciplines. It has also become a global phenomenon of the 21st century. Made in collaboration with featured artists, Trespass examines the rise and global reach of graffiti and urban art, tracing key figures, events and movements of self-expression in the city’s social space, and the history of urban reclamation, protest, and illicit performance.
There are Many of Us by Spike Jonze – Filled with gorgeous photography, behind-the-scenes ephemera, and funny, inspiring interviews, There Are Many of Us celebrates the uniquely spontaneous making of Spike Jonze’s new movie I’m Here, a boy-meets-girl love story, set in LA, experienced by robots. The book includes an original CD soundtrack as well as a DVD of the thirty-minute movie I’m Here, with special bonus content.