Cinema/Chicago News

Gala Presentations Added To Festival Sneak Peek

Published: August 23, 2018  |  Filed under: Festival News

Mimi Plauché, Artistic Director of Cinema/Chicago and the Chicago International Film Festival, today announced that two of the year’s most highly anticipated films, The Hate U Give (directed by George Tillman, Jr.) and Widows (directed by Steve McQueen), will receive gala presentation screenings during the 54th Chicago International Film Festival, running Oct. 10-21, 2018 at AMC River East, 322 E. Illinois St.

The Hate U Give will be shown Thursday, Oct. 11; Widows will be shown Saturday, Oct. 13.

The 54th Chicago International Film Festival runs Oct. 10-21, 2018 at the AMC River East, 322 E. Illinois St., and features more than 150 films, with a vast diversity of offerings, with numerous competitive categories and several highlight programs such as Black Perspectives, Cinemas of the Americas, International Comedy, Spotlight: Italy, Women in Cinema, Out-Look, After Dark and the City & State program (showcasing films made in Chicago and throughout Illinois.)

The complete Festival schedule will be announced September 17, 2018. Early Bird Festival passes ($105 – $260) are currently on sale. Individual tickets ($8 to $20) and Gala Presentation tickets ($20 to $150) will go on sale Sept. 18 for Cinema/Chicago Members and Sept. 21 for the general public. Discounted parking is available at AMC River East 21 (322 E. Illinois Street).

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