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Movie Round-up

By Rob Christopher in Arts & Entertainment on Apr 28, 2008 1:00PM

2008_4roundup.jpg -- The DVD release of local indie short film You Can't Outrun Bullets is being celebrated tonight at 7:30 with a party at Strawdog Theater, 3829 N. Broadway. Stalker paranoia, fate and chance collide on a dark night when Alan bumps into a stranger at a bar, a stranger he's convinced has been following him. It's director Tim Bruns' fifth short film. It'll be shown every 30 minutes until 10:30, with snacks and a cash bar. Tickets are $10; cash only at the door.

-- LaSalle Bank Cinema is no more. Because of the recent takeover, beginning May 1 it will be the Bank of America Cinema. Program organizer Mike King assures that, at least for now, BoA is committed to keep the program up and running. Incidentally their next screening, on May 3, is Autumn Leaves, which teamed Joan Crawford and director Robert Aldrich years before What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? UPDATE: We've just been informed that The Letter will be showing this Saturday instead of Autumn Leaves. Well, if you can't have Joan then Bette is the the next best thing.

-- We urge you to make it to the Siskel for Play Time, one of the greatest movies ever made. We've written about it before and we have little more to add, except that viewing it on a big screen is absolutely essential. No offense to Criterion.