Non-fiction filmmakers to tap Chicagoans with money and pull

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1.) Filmed in Chicago. 2.) Thursday's 7:30 p.m. show is at the Music Box Theatre, which has a cameo in the movie. 3.) Convenient excuse to play "Remember Lounge Ax?" with the stranger sitting next to you. 4.) Last movie John Cusack was in that actually was good. 5.) The screening is hosted by Tribune rock critic Greg Kot and his WBEZ counterpart Jim DeRogatis, co-hosts of the weekly public radio show "Sound Opinions." Go to


Half a century after staging protests against school segregation, racial inequities still plague Chicago's public school system. The new documentary "Lessons from the '63 Boycott" (a Kartemquin work-in-progress directed by Gordon Quinn) screens Tuesday at the DuSable Museum of African American History, where two of the boycott's organizers will conduct a post-show discussion. Tuesday's screening is free. Go to

Bar Hunters

On the new Discovery reality series "Bar Hunters," Chicago bar consultant Tom Powers helps prospective owners scout locations across the country for their new ventures. It debuts 9 p.m. Monday.

Michael Shannon's latest

Chicago director John McNaughton ("Wild Things") and his frequent producing partner Steven A. Jones recently shot the low-budget psychological thriller "The Harvest," starring Michael Shannon and Samantha Morton as overprotective parents. The film premieres 8:30 p.m. Friday at the Chicago International Film Festival (AMC River East 21) with McNaughton, Jones and Shannon in person.

On Saturday, Michael Shannon and the film's screenwriter, Stephen Lancellotti, are among the speakers scheduled for the City of Chicago's Film and Media Summit at the Chicago Cultural Center. Go to


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