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World Premiere of Belushi to Open 56th Chicago International Film Festival

Published: September 9, 2020  |  Filed under: Festival News

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We’re excited to announce the World Premiere of Belushi to open the 56th Chicago International Film Festival!

In a hybrid format, with both virtual and drive-in screenings, the 56th Chicago International Film Festival will take place Wednesday, October 14 – Sunday, October 25, 2020 with a full slate of more than 50 feature films and nine short film programs.

The Opening Night film will be the World Premiere of the SHOWTIME ® Documentary Films feature documentary Belushi, chronicling the celebrated career and untimely death of native son and The Second City alumnus John Belushi, Wednesday, October 14, 7pm ET at Pilsen’s ChiTown Movies drive-in theater, 2343 South Throop Street.

Concurrent with the live drive-in screening, a virtual screening of Belushi will also be available to stream on October 14. Tickets to Belushi go on sale to Cinema/Chicago members on Wednesday, September 23; general public tickets go on sale Monday, September 28.

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