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.
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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 classiccinemas.com or chicagofilmcritics.org.
• "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 vimeo.com/63741772.
General admission costs $35, $75 for VIP tickets. See ChicagoTravisTheMovie.eventbrite.com for tickets and information. Proceeds benefit Travis Mills & Non-Profit Fotolanthropy. Go to fotolanthropy.com.
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