Posts tagged "Chicago International Film Festival"

The Cannes Film Festival's Chicago connection--Michael Kutza

Official Film Fest poster of Italian actor Marcello Mastroianni in Fellini's film "8 1/2"
Chicago International Film Festival founder Michael Kutza calls the Cannes Film Festival “the best place to look for films and to make contacts.”  He has attended this Festival 50 times!  He’s been on juries there, reviewed films that have premiered there for numerous publications and according to Michael “has fallen in and out of love”... Read more »

The Chicago International Film Festival Television Awards Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Chicago Fire's Jesse Spencer hold his Artistic Achievement Award
The Chicago International Film Festival and Cinema/Chicago announced the winners for the 50th Chicago International Film Festival Television Awards before a crowd of more than 300 industry guests on April 10.  The Radisson Blu Aqua’s grand ballroom was decorated with the iconic Film Fest logos and two giant screens showed clips from the winning entries... Read more »

"Stand Up Guys": My Red Carpet Interviews with the Film's Stars!

"Stand Up Guys": My Red Carpet Interviews with the Film's Stars!
The world premiere of  “Stand Up Guys” was held in Chicago on Thursday, October 11, and hosted by the Chicago International Film Festival.  Festival founder, Michael Kutza, named this event one of his personal highlights of 2012, and I can sure see why.  The biggest stars in Hollywood came to town and walked the Red... Read more »
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The Chicago International Film Festival: What did Al Pacino, Jon Bon Jovi, Alan Arkin and Christopher Walken tell me on the Red Carpet? (on Watch312.com!)

The Chicago International Film Festival:  What did Al Pacino, Jon Bon Jovi, Alan Arkin and Christopher Walken tell me on the Red Carpet?  (on Watch312.com!)
I have never attended a more exciting red carpet event than the one recently hosted by the Chicago International Film Festival.  For its 48th event, formidable founder Michael Kutza called in the big guns of show biz who included Al Pacino (with stunning girlfriend Lucila Sola), Christopher Walken, Alan Arkin and Jon Bon Jovi for... Read more »

The World Premiere of “Stand Up Guys” will Open the 48th Chicago International Film Festival With Stars Al Pacino, Christopher Walken, Alan Arkin and Juliana Margulies!

The World Premiere of “Stand Up Guys” will Open the 48th Chicago International Film Festival With Stars Al Pacino, Christopher Walken, Alan Arkin and Juliana Margulies!
The eyes of the entertainment world will be on Chicago when the 48th Chicago International Film Festival opens with the World Premiere of the highly anticipated film “Stand Up Guys.” Produced by Chicagoan Tom Rosenberg (Academy Award® winner, “Million Dollar Baby”) and directed by Chicagoan Fisher Stevens (Academy Award ® winner, “The Cove”), the film... Read more »

Didn't Make it to the Hugo Television Awards? See the Stars and Watch it ALL Here!

Didn't Make it to the Hugo Television Awards?  See the Stars and Watch it ALL Here!
The 48th annual Hugo Television Awards brought the stars to Chicago and celebrated the best in television from nine countries around the globe.  Starz’ “Boss” star Kelsey Grammer was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by his long time co-star, John Mahoney,  at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel recently. Hear what Grammer thinks about Chicago,... Read more »
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Kelsey Grammer to be Honored With Career Achievement Award at HUGOS on April 19th

Kelsey Grammer to be Honored With Career Achievement Award at HUGOS on April 19th
Cinema/Chicago and the Chicago International Film Festival will present actor Kelsey Grammer with the Career Achievement Award at the 48th Hugo Television Awards Ceremony on April 19 at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago. Best known for his award-winning role as Dr. Frasier Crane, among countless other roles, the evening’s tribute to actor/producer/director Kelsey Grammer... Read more »

It's All About Chicago Connections as Dennis Farina Leads an All-Star Cast to Open the 47th Chicago International Film Festival!

Cast of "The Last Rites of Joe May" (L to R), Jamie Anne Allman, Dennis Farina, Ian Barford, Gary Cole and writer/director Joe Maggio.
It was a family reunion of sorts for many Chicago actors as they gathered on the Red Carpet for the Opening Night of the 47th Chicago International Film Festival at the Harris Theatre.   Writer/director, Joe Maggio, debuted his latest film (shot on Chicago’s West side),  “The Last Rites of Joe May,”  starring local actor and... Read more »