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The Chicago International Film Festival Celebrates 50 Years of Great Cinema with Revivals and Special Appearances

Published: September 16, 2014  |  Filed under: Festival News

CHICAGO, IL (September 18, 2014) – The 50th Chicago International Film Festival will celebrate its semi-centennial with special presentations of past Festival winners, audience favorites and cinema classics.

More than 20 films have been selected as part of this unique retrospective, including 1971 Silver Hugo winner “Family Life,” Lars von Trier’s Academy Award® nominated “Breaking the Waves,” “Roger and Me,” and three films which received their World Premiere at past Festivals: “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” (1975), “The Idolmaker” (1980) and “White Nights” (1985).[…]

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50th Chicago International Film Festival to Open with Liv Ullmann’s Torrid Adaptation of August Strindberg Play “Miss Julie”

Published: September 9, 2014  |  Filed under: Festival News

CHICAGO, IL (September 9, 2014) – The 50th Chicago International Film Festival (October 9- 23, 2014) announces the selection of “Miss Julie,” directed by veteran actress and Ingmar Bergman collaborator Liv Ullmann and starring Golden Globe®-award winning actors Jessica Chastain, Colin Farrell and Samantha Morton as its Opening Night film. “Miss Julie” will screen October 9 at the Harris Theater (205 E. Randolph Dr.). The red carpet event starts at 6 p.m. Director Liv Ullmann is scheduled to attend.


Based on August Strindberg’s 1888 groundbreaking naturalistic drama, “Miss Julie” takes place over the course of one midsummer night in an Irish country estate, as the haughty Miss Julie (Jessica Chastain) and her father’s lowly valet John (Colin Farrell) charm and manipulate each other.[…]

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