THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10 Film: THE IMMIGRANT Scheduled to attend: James Gray Opening Night of the 49th Chicago International Film Festival The Chicago Theatre | 175 N. State Street
6:00pm Red carpet arrivals 7:00pm Guest presentation with host, award-winning journalist Bill Kurtis 7:30pm Opening Night film premiere The Chicago Cultural Center | Preston Bradley Hall | 78 E. Washington St., 5th Floor 9:30 pm Opening Night cocktail reception with hors d’oeuvres
For one night only the Chicago International Film Festival recaptures the glory of one of America’s first, lavish movie palaces with state of the art film projection and red carpet arrival. Join us as we celebrate the glamour of going to the movies and the opening of the Festival with a spotlight presentation of a premiere film, in classic Hollywood style.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11 Black Perspectives Gala AMC River East 21 | 322 E. Illinois St.
Film: THE INEVITABLE DEFEAT OF MISTER AND PETE Scheduled to attend: George Tillman, Bob Teitel, and Jennifer Hudson
6:00 pm Red Carpet arrivals 6:30 pm Premiere of The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete, Career Achievement Award presentation to George Tillman, Jr. 9:30 pm After-party at Altitude at W Chicago - Lakeshore, 644 North Lake Shore Dr. with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12 Spotlight Africa: African Music Videos The Shrine | 2109 S. Wabash 9pm http://www.theshrinechicago.com
With a new generation of African musicians, we see once again, that there is always something new out of Africa. This program includes work that mixes regional forms with hip-hop and R&B, and reflects the intense cultural pride of musicians whose lineage in music can be traced back 1,000 years.
9:30pm Special presentation of African music videos. 10:30pm A live music performance by Songstress Ugochi. Also featuring the Ayodele Drum and Dance Ensemble. 11:30pm Chicago’s finest African DJs with a special tribute to Fela Kuti.
Doors open at 9:00 PM. Admission fees apply, 21+.
$10 admission before 11:00pm ($20 after 11:00pm)
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15 City & State Party Vinyl | 121 W. Hubbard St 8:00-11:00pm http://vinylchicago.com/
Co-presented by the Chicago Reader
Our City & State After-Party is all about our homegrown filmmakers, our night to recognize our wealth of local film talent. Come celebrate with us and enjoy complimentary Stella Artois, Effen vodka, Tres Generaciones tequila and tasty bites.
City & State ticket stub required for entry.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17 After Party: DESPITE THE GODS Berlin Nightclub | 954 W Belmont Ave Hosted by: Jennifer Lynch 10pm http://www.berlinchicago.com/
DESPITE THE GODS ticket stub required for entry.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18 49th Chicago International Film Festival Awards Night W Chicago City Center | 172 W. Adams 9:00pm – 11:00pm The 49th Chicago International Film Festival is the oldest competitive international film festival in North America. Judged by a jury of internationally renowned filmmakers and industry members, awards are given to the best in several competitive categories: Main Feature Competition, New Directors Competition, Chicago Award, DocuFest, Shorts and After Dark. Past award winners have gone on to win Oscars® and Golden Globe® awards, among other notable recognition. Awards Night is a night for our juries, filmmakers and guests to come together and celebrate each other’s achievements.
By invitation only.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19 Junior Board Screening and After-party: BREATHE IN AMC River East 21 | 322 E. Illinois St. 6:00pm Screening of Breathe In
8:00pm Junior Board After-party in the Filmmakers Lounge Join the Junior Board for a special screening of Breathe In and an exclusive after-party in the Filmmaker Lounge at Lucky Strike Lanes. Ticketed event.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 21 Q Hugo Film Awards Center on Halsted | 3656 N. Halsted
6:00pm Cocktail reception with hors d’oeuvres on the rooftop terrace 7:30pm Awards ceremony with special tribute to Q Hugo honoree, filmmaker SCUD, and live performances by World Music Singer/Songwriter Sandra Antongiorgi, The legendary Joel Hall dancers and reigning Miss Continental 2014 Naysha Lopez. 9:00pm After-party at Sidetrack featuring Effen cocktails | 3349 N. Halsted St. Join us as we celebrate an evening of LGBTQ excellence in Film, Music, and Dance! Enjoy cocktails by Effen Vodka and Tres Generaciones Tequila, Stella Artois and hors d’oeuvres by Lavazza Espressions. Tickets available at www.chicagofilmfestival.com
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24 Closing Night of the 49th Chicago International Film Festival Film: INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS Scheduled to attend: Oscar Isaac AMC River East 21 | 322 E. Illinois St.
6:30 pm Red carpet 7:00 pm Premiere screening of Inside Llewyn Davis 9:30 pm After-party at City Winery, 1200 W. Randolph