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Battle of the Midnight Movies

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The witching hour gets weird at Facets beginning in May.

Watch out, Music Box; you've got a competitor in the midnight-movie market. Facets Cinematheque, the home for serious Chicago film lovers, launches Facets Night School on May 2. The Saturday-night series will feature cinema's "wild side," with each event including a staff-led lecture, screening and discussion.

The first film in the series is Alejandro Jodorowsky's "Holy Mountain." It's a "carnivalesque succession of psychedelic vignettes, shocking iconography, alchemical set pieces, fascistic mass movements, and Brechtian distanciation devices," according to the Facets site (which also has a YouTube trailer). Check out the rest of the schedule after the jump.

May 9: "Street Trash" (1987)
May 16: "Quadrophenia" (1979)
May 23: "The Entity" (1982)
May 30: "Night of the Hunter" (1955)
June 6: "Eat the Rich" (1987)
June 13: "Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One" (1968)
June 20: "Labyrinth" (1986)
June 27: "Dawn of the Dead" (1978)

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