“The Best Film You’ve Never Seen: 35 Directors Champion the Forgotten or Critically Savaged Movies They Love” (Whew! That’s a long title!) – is the latest book penned by Robert K . Elder, editor-in-chief of Sun-Times Media Local. Before he died earlier this year, Roger Ebert himself said, “How necessary this book is! And how well judged and written!”
At 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Elder and noted filmmaker Steve James (“Hoop Dreams,” “The Interrupters”) will be at the Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State, for both a screening and discussion of “Le Joli Mai” (James’ pick for Elder’s book). Among the 35 filmmakers included in “The Best Film You’ve Never Seen” are Guillermo del Toro, John Waters, John Woo, Edgar Wright and Richard Linklater.
†Chicago writer and painter Tom O’Gorman has teamed up with Denise Staniec to pen a book about her husband, Georges “Kiki” Cuisance, one of Chicago’s most beloved restaurateurs. First brought to the city from France a half-century ago by Nancy Florsheim Goldberg to open Chicago’s version of Paris’ famed Maxim’s in the Astor Towers (designed by her husband, Bertrand Goldberg), Kiki, of course, has carved out his own culinary niche with Kiki’s Bistro on North Franklin.