I’m in Chicago today for a video shoot and it’s always interesting to see what eclectic mix of movies are playing. Beyond the usual Hollywood fare, on this summer day in 2012, you could see everything from the 60th Anniversary event of Singin’ in the Rain, This Gun for Hire (1942) starring Alan Ladd & Veronica Lake, This Day and Age (1933) directed by Cecil B. DeMille, The Queen of Versailles, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Killer Joe, Searching for Sugar Man, or catch one of the films at the 18th Annual Black Harvest Film Festival at the Gene Siskel Film Center.
Lots of choices. Unfortunately, I won’t have time to see any of them on this trip. But since I just wrote a post called Screenwriting from the Arctic (& Beyond), I also noticed that at Navy Pier IMAX Theatre in Chicago they are playing a 3-D film released this year called To the Arctic, a documentary directed by Greg MacGillivary and narrated Meryl Streep. Interesting projects happening all over the world…and in usual places.
Scott W. Smith