Chicago International Film Festival & Exhibit: What's Next

Chicago International Film Festival & Exhibit: What's Next
Victor Skrebneski at a reception where he is about to unveil his highly anticipated 2014 T-shirt poster. Photo: Chris Hehman

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Last night as it was nearing the bewitching hour when Skrebneski would be unveiling his 2014 CIFF T-shirt poster, guests at a private reception at EXPO 72 were all abuzz anticipating how the legendary photographer would top his past posters.

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Guests mingle at EXPO 72 before the T-shirt poster reveal. Photo: Carole Kuhrt-Brewer

Would he or wouldn't he? For over a half-century the legendary photographer has titillated the Windy City with his CIFF series of iconic posters. And, once again, Skrebneski hit the bull's eye with this year's masterpiece, The Next Generation--explaining that “the only way to go further is to look to the future.”  And here is that future...

Skrebneski T-Shirt poster for the 50th Chicago International Film Festival. Photo: CIFF

Skrebneski T-Shirt poster for the 50th Chicago International Film Festival. Photo: CIFF

“The Next Generation,” features the playful image of Noah and Braden in Festival T-shirts. The T-shirt poster is the centerpiece of a gallery exhibition, Because Everybody Loves Movies, which is at the Expo 72 exhibit space and open to the public. The exhibition also features an exciting collection of posters, images and videos from the Festival’s first 50 years.

In addition are the iconic and famous Skrebneski photographs of celebrities through the years along with Festival trailers voiced by Ken Nordine and interviews with guests and honorees.

The exhibit will be on display now through October 30 at Expo 72 at 72 E. Randolph St.  Hours are Monday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. and Sundays, 11 a.m.–4 p.m.

The 50th Chicago International Film Festival runs October 9-23, 2014.

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