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Chicago International Film Festival: Ten Films to See

Chicago International Film Festival: Ten Films to See
The Chicago International Film Festival (CIFF) kicks off at 6 p.m. tonight with a Gala opening night presentation featuring August Strindberg’s classic story “Miss Julie” at Chicago’s Harris Theater followed by a Golden Anniversary celebration at the Chicago Cultural Center. “Miss Julie” Director Liv Ullmann, along with star Colin Farrell, Festival Jury Member Kathleen Turner,... Read more »

Chicago International Film Festival & Exhibit: What's Next

Chicago International Film Festival & Exhibit: What's Next
Victor Skrebneski’s 50-year relationship with the Chicago International Film Festival and his friendship with founder Michael Kutza has resulted in a series of iconic sexy t-shirt posters that leave little to the imagination. SUCH AS… AND… Last night as it was nearing the bewitching hour when Skrebneski would be unveiling his 2014 CIFF T-shirt poster,... Read more »

Dinosaur 13: The Incredible Story of Sue Before She Arrived at Chicago’s Field Museum

Dinosaur 13: The Incredible Story of Sue Before She Arrived at Chicago’s Field Museum
Sue, Chicago’s beloved resident dinosaur, is the subject of Dinosaur 13, a documentary that was released earlier this year at Sundance and is currently running at Gene Siskel Film Center. In short, the documentary covers the bizarre saga of Sue from the discovery of the first fossils in 1990 at the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation,... Read more »
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Chicago International Film Festival Dedicates Opening Night to Roger Ebert

Chicago International Film Festival Dedicates Opening Night to Roger Ebert
The Chicago International Film Festival is doing the right thing by dedicating its October 10th opening night to Roger Ebert,  the man who, for more than 40 years, was the beloved face (and the thumb) of film criticism. The Festival’s Opening Night Film, The Immigrant, directed by James Gray and starring Academy Award®-winning actress Marion... Read more »

Location Chicago: The Latest Buzz on Movies and Television Filming in Chicago

Location Chicago: The Latest Buzz on Movies and Television Filming in Chicago
It’s lights, camera action as Chicago, once again, takes center stage this summer for the filming of some blockbuster movies and network television series.  It looks like Chicago is on track for another record year in film and television production with numbers for this summer alone expected to generate over $50 million in economic development.... Read more »

Chicago Millennium Park Summer Film Series: A Look at the Dynamic Dozen

June 4                  Muddy Waters & The Rolling Stones-Live at the Checkerboard Lounge in 1981.         Blues guitarist Buddy Guy owned the Checkerboard Lounge in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood when the Rolling Stones stopped by for a chance to play with Muddy Waters who coaxes them to the stage, one by one. 1981 (97 min.)
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) have announced an exciting new film series that will premiere this summer at Millennium Park’s Jay Pritzker Pavilion.  The official kickoff date for the series is Tuesday, June 18.  The kick-off will include a brief tribute to Roger Ebert, honoring Chicago’s Pulitzer... Read more »
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As Goes Janesville at Chicago's International Film Festival: A Must See for Political Junkies.

As Goes Janesville at Chicago's International Film Festival: A Must See for Political Junkies.
CHICAGO, Friday, October 12, 2012. After last night’s Vice Presidential debate between Joe Biden, who we know quite a bit about, and the relatively unknown Republican candidate Paul Ryan from Janesville, WI. it may be time to learn a little more about the man who, depending upon what happens on November 6, could be a... Read more »

48th Chicago International Film Festival: Six Films to See.

48th Chicago International Film Festival: Six Films to See.
CHICAGO, Monday, October 8, 2012. A film junkie’s dream…the 48th Chicago International Film Festival comes to Chicago October 11th through October 25, bringing 150 films from 50 countries, big name stars, glamour packed red carpet opening ceremonies along with panel discussions and other special events. The films selected for the festival are a mix of... Read more »

Twenty Cigarettes to Premiere in Chicago at the Gene Siskel Film Center with James Benning in Person.

Twenty Cigarettes to Premiere in Chicago at the Gene Siskel Film Center with James Benning in Person.
Chicago, Friday, April 6, 2012. Yesterday afternoon, me, a non smoker, found myself sitting in the over-sized screening room of the Gene Siskel Film Center watching “Twenty Cigarettes”, the James Benning full-length video ( 2011, James Benning, USA, 99 min.) featuring twenty people–each smoking a cigarette, one at a time. As the first smoker, a... Read more »
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Academy Awards 2012: Fast Facts About the Oscar Plus Chicago Oscar Celebrations.

Academy Awards 2012: Fast Facts About the Oscar Plus Chicago Oscar Celebrations.
Chicago, Thursday, February 23, 2012.  The hype, the hopes, the endless awards, the red carpet, the fashion faux pas and celebrity sightings will be keeping many glued to their television sets, some falling asleep and others a reason to party this Sunday.  It’s the 84th Annual Academy Awards with wall to wall celebrations centered around “Oscar.”... Read more »
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