Posts in category "Film"

Chicago International Film Festival 2016: Why go?

Chicago International Film Festival 2016: Why go?
The 52nd Chicago International Film Festival (CIFF), coming to town October 13th through October 27h, is Chicago’s version of Sundance, Tribeca and Telluride. Some may be surprised to learn that the Chicago International Film Festival is North America’s longest-running competitive film festival. Founded, 14 years before Sundance, in 1964, by Artistic Director Michael Kutza (who... Read more »

Chicago Summer 2016 Film Series at Millennium Park

Chicago Summer 2016 Film Series at Millennium Park
Year four of Chicago’s highly popular Summer Film Series at Millennium Park kicks off the season at 6:30 pm. Tuesday, June 21 with Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. The 1986 John Hughes classic staring Matthew Broderick follows the misadventures of a high school student who skips school to take his girlfriend and reluctant best friend on... Read more »

Chicago International Film Festival Review: Women He’s Undressed

Chicago International Film Festival Review: Women He’s Undressed
If you’re hoping, because of the title, that this is a review for an X-rated film, you can STOP READING now. “Women He’s Undressed” is not that. Instead “Women He’s Undressed” is the extraordinary story of a Hollywood legend from Australia, named Orry-Kelly, that history had forgotten. Sometimes called, the greatest man that nobody knew, acclaimed... Read more »
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Chicago International Film Festival: What to see in 2015

Chicago International Film Festival: What to see in 2015
The 51st annual Chicago International Film Festival (CIIF) opens Thursday night with director Nanni Moretti’s Italian feature “Mia Madre” at the Auditorium Theatre. The fest goes into full gear Friday, October 18 through Thursday, October 29. For the lucky few that can take 13 days off and immerse themselves in the world of film, there... Read more »

CSO at the Movies presents The Godfather Live

CSO at the Movies presents The Godfather Live
The CSO at the Movie Series, a hot ticket at Symphony Center since its inception in 2004, will be showcasing Francis Ford Coppola’s Academy Award ®– winning film The Godfather on Tuesday, February 3 and Wednesday, February 4. In this “special events” series, audiences are treated to live music from the entire score of the... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

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 »
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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 »