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Michael Phillips

10 movies to see in Chicago this summer

10 movies to see in Chicago this summer

Summertime moviegoing, especially in a big city with a healthy appetite for both cinephilia and nostalgia, means more than simply waiting around for franchise blockbusters to take your money and run.

Here in Chicago we’re happily lousy with options. Several film series tied to summer viewing take place under the stars; others unfold indoors, in brick-and-mortar auditoriums filled by various programmers and presenters devoted to the full international range of film history.

Here’s my suggestion: Start with these 10. If you don’t like the sound of these titles, scan others included on the same far-flung rosters, from Ravinia to Millennium Park, from Navy Pier to Gallagher Way...