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Rolling with Reilly

By Amy Mikel in Arts & Entertainment on Mar 7, 2008 5:22PM

Life of ReillyThe Life of Reilly, an adaptation of the late Charles Nelson Reilly’s one-man stage show, is finally screening in Chicago. After making the rounds on the film festival circuit, a limited theatrical release run began last November, hitting Austin, New York City and Washington D.C., and eliciting very positive reviews along the way. Directors Barry Poltermann and Frank Anderson championed the idea for the movie, convinced Reilly to perform his retired stage act a final time, and edited their footage of the three-hour show down to an 87 minute film.

Facets Cinematheque will be screening the film, and welcomes Barry Poltermann for a Q&A session after the 7 p.m. and before the 9 p.m. showing this Saturday, and after the 3 p.m. showing this Sunday. Check out the event listing for a complete list of show times.

1517 W. Fullerton, March 7 – March 13, $5-$9