Category: Film

Favorites Film Series from notable Chicagoans at Gene Siskel Film Center

Favorites Film Series from notable Chicagoans at Gene Siskel Film Center
Have you ever wondered what Dr. Allison Arwady watches when she kicks off her shoes and hops on the sofa after a long day of tracking the COVID-19 virus and keeping Chicagoans safe? Her film choice is not surprising. What about Chaz Ebert, wife of the famous film critic Roger Ebert and CEO of several Ebert enterprises.... Read more »

How to attend the 2021 Sundance Film Festival

How to attend the 2021 Sundance Film Festival
Calling all film buffs In a normal year attendance at the Sundance Film Festival is limited to an exclusive group of 1700, or so, biggies from the film industry. But this is NOT a normal year. This year the Sundance Film Festival is open to all U.S. audiences. Yes, that means YOU & me. The... Read more »

Why Parasite is the right choice for best picture at the 92nd annual Oscars

Why Parasite is the right choice for best picture at the 92nd annual Oscars
“Parasite” the South Korean tragicomedy and the first foreign-language film to win the Best Picture award in the 92-year history of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), well deserved this honor. The choice, not only speaks well of the the academy, it also reflects on the growing importance of the international world of film.... Read more »
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Academy Award nominees for 92nd Oscars

Academy Award nominees for 92nd Oscars
92ND OSCARS® NOMINATIONS JUST ANNOUNCED IN LOS ANGELES, CA. Actor-producer John Cho and producer-actress-writer Issa Rae announced the 92nd Oscars® nominations today (January 13), live from the David Geffen Theater at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, opening later this year, via a global live stream on Oscar.com, Oscars.org, the Academy’s digital platforms, an international... Read more »

Princess Cyd: a review and a love letter to Chicago

Princess Cyd: a review and a love letter to Chicago
There’s a lot of Chicago in filmmaker Stephen Cone’s newest film Princess Cyd now running at Gene Siskel Center (through today) and winner of the Chicago Award at this October’s Chicago International Film Festival. Although Cone’s story easily could have been filmed somewhere else–and almost was–ultimately Chicago was selected. Photographed by Cone with cinematology by... Read more »

CIMMfest 2017 announces movie and music lineup

CIMMfest 2017 announces movie and music lineup
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,... Read more »
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Chicago International Film Festival 2017: three films with local roots

The 2017 Chicago International Film Festival is screening three U.S. Indies with Chicago roots this year. “Blueprint,” “Chasing the Blues” and “Rogers Park” all frame different neighborhoods in the city. All three made their World Premieres at the fest and are worth seeing. In addition, 9 out of 53 films in the Shorts category have Chicago roots (you... Read more »

Chicago International Film Festival 2017: What to see

Chicago International Film Festival 2017: What to see
The 53rd annual Chicago International Film Festival is now up and running at the AMC River East 21, (322 E. Illinois) bringing the glamour of Cannes and Sundance to the Windy City with big name actors and directors, red carpet ceremonies and much more. If you are following the fest you’ve probably heard about “Marshall,” “Lady Bird” and Guillermo... Read more »

Millennium Park Summer Film Series lineup for 2017

Millennium Park Summer Film Series lineup for 2017
Chicago’s popular summer series returns with 14 feature films, Tuesdays June 13 through September 5 The Millennium Park Film Series, a favorite rite of summer for Chicagoans and visitors kicks off Tuesday, June 13 with the Chicago classic The Blues Brothers, filmed in the Windy City back in 1980–and the second place finisher in last years’ audience choice vote. Other highlights include: Caddyshack; a 30th... Read more »
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On Location: Chicago film production soars

On Location: Chicago film production soars
Nine Television Series Called Chicago Home Last Year and Contributed to Surge in Local Film Production Over the Last Six Years The Chicago Film Office at the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE)  announced yesterday that Chicago has experienced an increase in film production for 2016 of 25% from the previous year with... Read more »
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