Tickets: Opening Night of the 46th Chicago International Film Festival
Directed by John Curran
As parole officer Jack Mabry (Oscar® winner Robert De Niro) counts the days toward a quiet retirement, he is asked to review the case of Gerald “Stone” Creeson (Oscar® nominee Edward Norton), in prison for covering up the murder of his grandparents with a fire. Now eligible for early release, Stone needs to convince Jack he has reformed, but his attempts to influence the older man’s decision have profound and unexpected consequences for them both.
Stone skillfully weaves together the parallel journeys of two men grappling with dark impulses as the line between lawman and lawbreaker becomes precariously thin. Golden Globe® winner Frances Conroy also stars as Madylyn, Jack’s devout, long-suffering spouse, while Milla Jovovich delivers a startlingly raw, breakout performance as the sexy, casually amoral woman both men desire.
Make the whole night a VIP experience! Purchase a VIP ticket that includes main floor seating and a two-hour reception after the film at theWit. The reception will feature a full bar and appetizing delights created by the hotel’s renowned chefs to be paired perfectly with Stella Artois. Join in on the fun and rub elbows with international filmmakers and fellow film lovers as you celebrate the beginning of another fabulous film festival!
105 min. • EFSTONE Special Guests: Edward Norton, John Curran, and others
Thursday, October 7 Harris Theater | 205 E. Randolph St. 6:00 pm Red Carpet Arrivals 7:00 pm Guest Presentation and Opening Night Screening of Stone
Reception 9:30 pm – 11:30 pm theWit Hotel | 201 N. State St. Cocktail reception with hors d’oeuvres. Business attire & wristband required for entry.