Lucy in the Sky
There’s a point at which this joke stops being funny and turns sad, and it’s very early in its over two hours runtime.
Barbara Scharres is the Director of Programming at the Gene Siskel Film Center, a public program of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
In this capacity she is the artistic director for one of the largest cultural exhibition programs of world cinema in North America. She has published articles and criticism in film magazines and journals including American Cinematographer, Film Comment, Chicago Reader, Variety, and the Chicago Sun-Times, and has contributed to books including Hong Kong Babylon, edited by Fred Dannen.
Scharres was named a "Chicagoan of the Year in the Arts" by the Chicago Tribune three times, in 1989, 1991, and 1999. In 2006, the French government awarded her one of its highest honors by designating her a Chevalier de L’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres for her role in advancing French culture through cinema.
Day nine of the Cannes Film Festival finds our reporter covering Leviathan and Asia Argento's Misunderstood.
A Cannes reporter sees little value in "Jimmy's Hall," the latest drama from Ken Loach.
Barbara Scharres is back with a Cannes report on the premiere of Jean-Luc Godard's 3D "Goodbye to Language."
Our Cannes reporter sees critical icebergs ahead for Michel Hazanavicius' "The Search."
A day-six report from Cannes on Still the Water, A Girl at My Door, and Bird People.
A Cannes report on the new Bennett Miller film, Foxcatcher, starring Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, and Steve Carell.
Barbara Scharres Reports on the World Premiere of David Cronenberg's Map to the Stars.
Day five at Cannes sees an analysis of Tommy Lee Jones' "The Homesman" in light of continued issues with gender equality at the fest.