From January 6 through February 2, the Gene Siskel Film Center highlights new documentaries with the series “Stranger Than Fiction: Documentary Premieres.” Although documentaries are an essential part of our programming all year around, each January we present a diverse selection that testifies to the fact that the documentary form is thriving as never before. It’s always a special privilege to present the Chicago premieres of films made here, and in this series we have four: BENEATH THE BLINDFOLD, MULBERRY CHILD, MY MOTHER’S IDEA, and THE WORLD OF Z. Filmmakers will be present for audience discussion.
The director will also be present at screenings of YOU’VE BEEN TRUMPED, in which a band of Scottish farmers go head to head with the tycoon Donald Trump over an environmentally harmful development project. Some other famous names figure in films including CHARLOTTE RAMPLING: THE LOOK, PAUL GOODMAN CHANGED MY LIFE, and THE LOVE WE MAKE, a behind-the-scenes look at Paul McCartney planning a benefit concert in the wake of the 9/11 attacks. SEMPER FI: ALWAYS FAITHFUL, a film currently short-listed for an Oscar nomination, documents a Marine Corps cover-up of a camp water-supply contamination that affected Marines and their families over three decades.
The Love We Make
2011, Bradley Kaplan and Albert Maysles, USA, 94 min.