19 October 2012
Film: NIGHT ACROSS THE STREET (dir. Raúl Ruiz, 2012, Chile)
Forum: Chicago International Film Festival, AMC River East Format: Digital
Observations: Ruiz, lost to cinema fans in 2011 from a lung infection (too young, at age 70), left behind one last mystery to contemplate, the story of a man divided between three stages of his life. Despite screening during prime time on a weekend, the theatre was fairly empty for this one (and there were walkouts, to boot). With any luck, the Music Box (which had a recent successful run of Ruiz’s epic 2010 feature, MYSTERIES OF LISBON) will bring this one back - in 35mm, if you please.