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Reel life: See, discuss 'Jaws' at Elk Grove Cinema

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Critic's film notes

• The Chicago Film Critics Association presents two special big-screen showings of Steven Spielberb's classic thriller "Jaws," at 1 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 8, at the Elk Grove Cinema, 1050 Arlington Heights Road, Elk Grove Village.

Locke Peterseim, a member of the CFCA board of directors, will introduce the movie and lead a post-showing discussion of what turned out to be the film responsible for the age of the blockbuster. Go to or

• "Travis: A Soldier's Story," a documentary about quadruple amputee Travis Mills, wounded while serving his third tour of duty in Afghanistan, will premiere at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 10, at the River East 21 Theaters, 322 E. Illinois St., Chicago.

Mills will be there in person for a Q&A after the movie. See the trailer at

General admission costs $35, $75 for VIP tickets. See for tickets and information. Proceeds benefit Travis Mills & Non-Profit Fotolanthropy. Go to

• Dann Gire's Reel Life column runs Fridays in Time out!

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