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Evanston’s First Film Festival Coming in May

Local filmmakers Ines Sommer and Kathy Berger, co-directors of Evanston-based Percolator Films, will present The Talking Pictures Festival, Evanston‘s very first film festival, May 1-3. The festival, highlighting new independent films from around the world, is intended to engage audiences of all ages and is billed as “a celebration of films with a unique voice […]

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Mitchell Museum Brings Native American Art Outside

The City of Evanston possesses a cultural vitality that many cities only hope to attain. Evanston’s Mitchell Museum of the American Indian, 3001 Central St., is bringing Native American art outside. Its current installation, “New Mexico Canyon,” is a modernist landscape by noted Navajo artist Tony Abeyta (b. 1965) that provides a colorful facelift to […]

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Film Review: ‘Adventureland’

Miramax has returned to its heyday of nurturing relevant indies (“Pulp Fiction,” “Clerks”) in its choice to distribute the cleverly named This is That Productions’ “Adventureland,” an instant classic by writer/director Greg Mottola (“The Daytrippers”). Mr. Mottola has fashioned a young-adult-coming-of-age piece, disguised as a teen comedy, that fuses the best of what both genres […]