The eighth-annual CIMMfest brings more than 100 screenings and concerts celebrating movies about music and music about movies to the city. Highlights include a screening of Smart Studios Story, a documentary about the Wisconsin recording facility where producer Butch Vig made albums by the likes of Nirvana, the Smashing Pumpkins and his own band, Garbage. Acts such as Local H, Deer Tick, Tim Hecker, the Taj Majal Trio and more artists will also perform. CIMMcon, an entertainment industry conference that runs in tandem with the festival, will take place April 16 and 17. The fest occurs in various theaters, concert clubs and venues in Logan Square and Wicker Park.
Gene Siskel Film Center and Music Box, offerings in the academic settings of Northwestern's Block Cinema and U. of C.'s Doc Films, large-market indie and foreign films at Landmark Century Centre, and, of course, the megaplexes like AMC River East 21. Whatever you prefer, we've got you covered with our weekly recommendations for movie events happening around the city.Chicago's film offerings are as diverse as the medium itself: omniverous cinemas like the