CIMMfest 2017 announces movie and music lineup

CIMMfest 2017 announces movie and music lineup
Anchoring CIMMfest 2017 is a tribute to Penelope Spheeris, the recipient of CIMMfest’s 2017 BAADASSSSS Award

Chicago International Movies & Music Festival (CIMMFest), dedicated to exploring the relationship between music, movies, and visual media returns to Chicago November 9 through November 12 for its ninth edition.

The multimedia fest, centered at the newly renovated Davis Theater in Lincoln Square, will spread out from there to multiple venues throughout the city, including Martyrs’, Old Town School of Folk, GMan Tavern, Subterranean and more.  

CIMMFest features more than 40 events including two world premieres, four U.S. premieres, five Chicago premieres and eight Midwest premieres with musical acts representing a wide variety of genres.

The best part, everyone is invited and it’s affordable with prices starting at $10 for an individual ticket to most events and $79 for a 4-day pass available here.

preview event featuring Lee Ranaldo and Joshua Abrams & Natural Information Society will take place at Subterranean on November 5 at 8 p.m.

November 9th, Opening Night, will feature a screening of the Midwest Premiere of Living on Soul at Martyrs’ followed by an afterparty. 



Axiscelebrating the directorial debut of actress and podcaster Aisha Tyler, will also be part of the opening night line-up with a 7:00 p.m. screening at the Davis Theater.

Another highlight, The Chicago Mixtapea Chicago-based short documentary, directed by Paola Piers-Torres, that spotlights the teen poets of Louder Than a Bomb, fuses hip hop performance and social activism in the footsteps of mentors like Rhymefest and Chance the Rapper. A Q&A with Kevin Coval and others will follow the screening on Friday, November 10, starting at 6 p.m. at Davis Theater (4614 N Lincoln Ave.). 

david-bowie-the-last-five-years-feature-documentary-cimmfest-9-2017-featuredBowie fans will want to see David Bowie: The Last Five Years for free at the Comfort Station (2579 N. Milwaukee) at 4:30 pm, Sunday, November 12th. The BBC music doc goes behind the scenes at the making of Bowie’s The Next Day and Blackstar albums, offering an intimate look inside the creative mind of Bowie..

For a full schedule of film premieres, screenings, live concerts, tickets and more visit the CIMMfest website.

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