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Chicago International Film Festival/AARP Book Drive

The Chicago International Film Festival is working with AARP to introduce children to amazing literature in addition to amazing films, and we need your help! Between now and October 24, bring in new or slightly-used elementary-age books to Fes...

49th Chicago International Film Festival Opens Oct. 10 with "The Immigrant"

CHICAGO, IL (September 19, 2013) - The 49th Chicago International Film Festival (October 10 - 24, 2013) announces the selection of The Immigrant, directed by James Gray, written by Gray and Richard Menello and starring Academy Award®-winning actr...

Spotlight Africa Program to Offer a Spectacular Showcase of New Voices

CHICAGO, IL (September 17, 2013) - As part of a three-year grant from the Academy Foundation of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the 49th Chicago International Film Festival presents its Spotlight Africa Program, the third year of...

Films from Thirteen Countries to Compete for the Festival's First Q-Hugo Film Award

CHICAGO, IL (September 17, 2013) - The 49th Chicago International Film Festival announced today that eleven films will compete for the inaugural Q-Hugo Film Award. These films from Belgium, Chile, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Is...

The 49th Chicago International Film Festival Announces Films in Competition

CHICAGO, IL (September 17, 2013) - The 49th Chicago International Film Festival announced today the full lineup of films selected to screen in the International Feature, New Directors, Docufest, After Dark, Q Hugo, and Short Film Competitions. ...

George Tillman, Jr. To Be Honored At The Chicago International Film Festival’s Black Perspectives Tribute

CHICAGO, IL (September 11, 2013) - The 49th Chicago International Film Festival (October 10-24, 2013) will honor writer, director and producer George Tillman, Jr. with a Career Achievement Award at the 17th Annual Black Perspectives Tribute Frid...

Bruce Dern Comes Home to Chicago for the Centerpiece Presentation of Alexander Payne's "Nebraska"

CHICAGO, IL (August 27, 2013) - The 49th Chicago International Film Festival (October 10 - 24, 2013) announces the selection of Nebraska, directed by Academy Award®-winner Alexander Payne, written by Bob Nelson and starring Bruce Dern, Will Fo...

Coen Brothers' "Inside Llewyn Davis" To Close the 49th Chicago International Film Festival

CHICAGO, IL (August 22, 2013) - The 49th Chicago International Film Festival (October 10-24, 2013) announces Joel and Ethan Coen’s INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS as the Festival’s Closing Night Film on October 24 at 7 p.m. at the AMC River East 21 (322 ...

A Taste of the 49th Chicago International Film Festival

CHICAGO, IL (August 19, 2013) - Cinema/Chicago and The Chicago International Film Festival, the oldest competitive film festival in North America, are proud to announce the first 21 feature-length and short films, a preview of the more than 150 fi...

Member Screening: AUSTENLAND 8/15 at 6:30pm

Dear members,   Cinema/Chicago and Roadside Attractions cordially invite members to an exclusive advance screening of AUSTENLAND on Thursday, August 15 at 6:30pm at AMC River East 21.   Please RSVP with your name and membership # ...

THERE IS SOMETHING FUNNY GOING ON AT THE FESTIVAL THIS YEAR!

49TH CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL CELEBRATES COMEDY CHICAGO (July 24, 2013) - The 49th Chicago International Film Festival, held October 10-24, 2013, is tickled to present its Comedy Focus for the first time. With the remarkable ability...

Member Screening: IN A WORLD... 7/31 at 7pm

Dear members,   Cinema/Chicago and Roadside Attractions cordially invite members to an exclusive advance screening of IN A WORLD... on Wednesday July 31 at 7:00pm at AMC River East 21.   Please RSVP with your name and membership #...

49TH CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL IS COMING ‘OUT’ WITH A NEW COMPETITION AND AWARD

LGBTQ-themed films are no stranger to the Chicago International Film Festival.  From as early as 1969 the Festival has screened edgy, bold and tender LGBTQ films, long before the acronym even existed! With their fearlessly daring subject matte...

Join us! FREE International Screenings Program is underway!

It's another wonderful summer of international films as our 10th annual International Screenings program is underway! Together with 20 consulates and cultural organizations and the City of Chicago, we're again presenting an amazing line-up of films,...

AN EVENING WITH TONI SERVILLO

More than 200 avid cinema lovers and fans of award-winning actor Toni Servillo joined us on Sunday June 23 as we presented the 2008 Cannes Film Festival Jury Prize winner Il Divo, directed by  Paolo Sorrentino, at the AMC River East 21. Servillo,...

Member Screening: RED 2 June 27 at 7:30pm

Dear members,   Cinema/Chicago and Summit Entertainment cordially invite members and their guest to an exclusive advance screening of RED 2 on Thursday June 27 at 7:30pm at AMC River East 21.   Please RSVP with your name and mem...

Member Screening: DON JON June 20 at 7:00pm

Dear members,   Cinema/Chicago and Relativity cordially invite members to an exclusive advance screening of DON JON on Thursday June 20 at 7:00pm at AMC River East 21.   Please RSVP with your name and membership # to membership@chicag...

MOVIE MONDAYS on ROOF at theWit Hotel, starts June 3

To RSVP, please visit the Movie Mondays Facebook page.

Member Screening: THE WAY, WAY BACK June 13 at 7:00pm

Dear Members    Cinema/Chicago and Fox Searchlight cordially invite members to an exclusive advance screening of THE WAY, WAY BACK on Thursday June 13 at 7:00pm at AMC River East 21.   Please RSVP with your name and membership # to members...

YOUTH FILMMAKERS FIND THEIR VOICE

With our CineYouth Festival just over a week away, CineYouth Festival Director Rebecca Fons and Free Spirit Media’s Founder and Executive Director Jeff McCarter talk about the trends, challenges and triumphs in youth media making. Be sure to check...

Member Screening: The Kings of Summer May 16 at 7pm

Dear members,   Cinema/Chicago and CBS Films cordially invite you to an exclusive screening of 'The Kings of Summer' on Thursday, May 16 at 7:00pm at AMC River East 21.    Please RSVP with your name and current membership# to memb...

2013 International Screenings Program, May 1- Sept 25

A CINEMATIC VOYAGE... Cinema/Chicago, together with the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and our consular and cultural partners, is pleased to present the 10th Annual International Screenings Program... This free weekly ser...

Member Screening: '42' April 3 at 7pm

Dear members,   Cinema/Chicago and Warner Bros cordially invite you to an exclusive screening of '42' on Wednesday, April 3 at 7:00pm at AMC River East 21. A panel discussion will follow immediately, moderated by DePaul University professo...

Member Screening: THE EXAM March 14 at 7pm

Dear members,   Cinema/Chicago and Unio Films cordially invite you to an exclusive screening of THE EXAM on Thursday, March 14 at 7:00pm at AMC River East 21.   Please RSVP with your name and current membership# to membership@chica...

The BERLINALE 2013: CHILLS & THRILLS

How was this year’s Berlin International Film Festival, the Berlinale? Well, it was cold, wet, and windy! But despite the weather it was a fantastic year –  lots of warm films and more than 300,000 audience members, all in the middle of the vib...

WHAT MAKES A GOOD PARTNER?

Erin Payton, Development Manager When I was on the JV Badminton team in high school, a good partner was someone who I could trust to successfully get the birdie when it went over my head … without whacking me with her racket. Although I loved the ...

Member Screening: LOST IN THAILAND Feb 7 at 7pm

Dear members,   Cinema/Chicago and AMC Independent cordially invite you to an exclusive screening of LOST IN THAILAND on Thursday, February 7 at 7:00pm at AMC River East 21.   Please RSVP with your name and current membership# to m...

WILLKOMMEN TO BERLIN!

When Chicago film lovers think of foreign film festivals, Cannes is usually the first that comes to mind. Another festival that should absolutely be on the cinephile’s radar is the Berlin International Film Festival, the Berlinale. One of the larg...

INTO AFRICA

To present the latest and finest in recent cinema from Africa, I will be traveling to Burkina Faso to attend the celebrated FESPACO (Pan African Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou), the largest and longest running African film festival. Be...

Member Screening: ON THE ROAD Wednesday, 1/9/13

Dear members,   Cinema/Chicago and IFC Films cordially invite you to an exclusive screening of ON THE ROAD on Wednesday, January 9 at 7:00pm, at AMC River East 21.   Please RSVP with your name and current membership# to membership@ch...

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