On Saturday, Grush takes a short break from work and heads back to New Orleans where he will get married.
You can't beat the cast in Walt Disney's 1954 adaptation of the Jules Verne sci-fi classic "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea," featuring Kirk Douglas, Peter Lorre and James Mason as the squid-fighting Captain Nemo. The film won an Oscar for best special effects and is the first entry in the Pickwick Theater's monthly classic film series at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. (Programmer Matthew C. Hoffman has a nice trove of background info on his web site). Noted silent film organist Jay Warren will perform before the screening. The upcoming scheduled includes 1958's "The Blob" (October) and 1924's "The Thief of Bagdad" (November). Go to parkridgeclassicfilm.com.
Jazz Age movie star Clara Bow stars in the 1926 silent "Mantrap," a title that refers to camping grounds in the middle of nowhere but might as well implicate the film's star herself. Directed by Victor Fleming, Bow plays a flirtatious manicurist who marries a backwoodsman and finds rural living a drag. It screens 3 p.m. Sunday at the Siskel, which describes the film thusly: "The filmmakers transformed Sinclair Lewis's sourly misogynistic source novel into a breezy romp that pokes fun at overmatched masculinity and the cult of the outdoors." Go to siskelfilmcenter.org/mantrap.
Swanberg at the Logan
Chicago director Joe Swanberg will talk about his indie romantic comedy “Drinking Games” (starring Olivia Wilde and Jake Johnson as micro brew co-workers) after an 8:05 p.m. screening Saturday at the Logan Theater. Go to facebook.com/thelogantheatre.