Weekend Jaunts: Sunday Edition
By Timmy Watson in Arts & Entertainment on Dec 10, 2006 4:39PM
An unfortunate side effect to the blustery and icy wind is that our mailbox jams for the postal worker. We normally get started in the morning by popping in a movie to get the wheels turning and drinking exorbitant amounts of coffee to shake off those gin and tonics from the night before. We imagine our postal worker is still carrying around those Netflix movies in her pouch, because this morning we've got nothing. So we thought, for this Sunday, we would provide some films around to go see. We could go for some popcorn anyway.
- James Iha of the Smashing Pumpkins wrote the score for Linda, Linda, Linda. In Japanese, subtitled in English, the film focuses on four teenage girls obsession with playing at a rock festival. They lose their lead singer, but find solace in a Korean exchange student. Linda, Linda, Linda is playing at Facets Cinematheque, 1517 W. Fullerton, at 5:45 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
- A little known production called The Star Wars Holiday Special, is playing at Delilah's, 2771 N. Lincoln, tonight. The holiday special is little known because it all but disappeared after it initially aired in 1978. The premise of the holiday special is the urgent need to get Chewbacca home for the "Life Day" celebration. But, it proves to be more difficult than they imagined. It seems the special was pulled because it was horrible, but it may get a resurrection after Revenge of the Sith came out. The movie starts at 6:00 p.m. and is free. Stick around for some tunes by DJ Dave for Tom Waits' birthday.
- Also playing tonight at 7:00 p.m. is Little Miss Sunshine at the Brew & View at the Vic. We must say, Little Miss Sunshine is one of our favorite movies of the year and we aren't sure how we will handle it with a beer in hand. The movie is an emotional ride with sadness criss-crossing with extreme hilarity. Admission is $5 and the theater is located at 3145 N. Sheffield.
Chewbacca in the Kitchen via StarWarsHolidaySpecial