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48 Hour Fest Guide: How to Kickoff the 57th #ChiFilmFest Right

Published: October 9, 2021  |  Filed under: Festival News

With just a couple days to go until the 57th Chicago International Film Festival begins, we’re here to help you kick-off the Festival right with a custom itinerary that showcases all #ChiFilmFest and Chicago have to offer.

Wednesday, October 13

10pm: An After Hours Opening Night

Our official Opening Night screening of The French Dispatch may be sold out, but you can still kick off the festival right, in an albeit scarier format, at a sneak peek, late-night screening of HALLOWEEN KILLS at the Music Box Theatre in Lakeview.[…]

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Competitions Announced for 57th Chicago International Film Festival

Published: September 16, 2021  |  Filed under: Festival News

Today, the 57th Chicago International Film Festival announced our international competitions lineup. This year’s festival, running October 13 – 24, 2021, continues the tradition of introducing bold new films to American audiences for the first time, showcasing films from countries around the world, including Colombia, Jordan, France, South Africa, Cambodia, the Faroe Islands, Germany, and more. This year’s competitions will include the World Premiere of Babushkas of Chernobyl director Holly Morris’ documentary Exposure and the International Premiere of Franziska Stünkel’s The Last Execution.[…]

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The French Dispatch to Open the 57th Chicago International Film Festival

Published: September 14, 2021  |  Filed under: Festival News

The Chicago International Film Festival today announced the Opening Night film, its Opening Night at the Drive-In presentation, and other highlights of the 57th edition, running October 13 – 24, 2021. This year, the Festival expands to venues across Chicago, including AMC River East 21; the Music Box Theatre; and the Gene Siskel Film Center; and presents exclusive drive-in screenings at ChiTown Movies in Pilsen; with special neighborhood pop-up screening events to be announced in the coming weeks. Virtual screenings, presented via the Festival’s streaming platform, are accessible across Illinois as well as to viewers in Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin.[…]

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First Look at the 57th Chicago International Film Festival

Published: September 8, 2021  |  Filed under: Festival News

The Chicago International Film Festival today announced its return to theatrical, outdoor, and virtual screens October 13 – 24, 2021 for its 57th edition. North America’s longest-running competitive film festival, the 57th Chicago International Film Festival expands throughout Chicago with presentations at venues across the city, including at AMC River East 21; the Music Box Theatre; the Gene Siskel Film Center; and special drive-in presentations at ChiTown Movies in Pilsen; as well as offering virtual screenings via the Festival’s streaming platform.[…]

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