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Chicago International Film Festival Adds Highly Anticipated FORD v FERRARI and THE IRISHMAN To Line-Up!

Published: September 18, 2019  |  Filed under: Festival News

We’re thrilled to announce the addition of James Mangold’s Ford v Ferrari to the Festival’s Special Presentations program and Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman as a Gala Presentation! Find full details below on these exciting screenings. Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, September 27 at 10:00am but become a member now to get first access during our Members’ Pre-Sale starting Monday, September 23 at 10:00am!

New Additions

Ford v Ferrari
Dir. James Mangold
Country: United States
Program: Special Presentations

Academy Award®-winners Matt Damon and Christian Bale star in Ford v Ferrari, based on the remarkable true story of the visionary American car designer Carroll Shelby (Damon) and the fearless British-born driver Ken Miles (Bale), who together battled corporate interference, the laws of physics, and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford Motor Company and take on the dominating race cars of Enzo Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France in 1966.

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The Irishman
Dir. Martin Scorcese
Country: United States
Program: Gala Presentations

Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci star in Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman, an epic saga of organized crime in post-war America told through the eyes of World War II veteran Frank Sheeran, a hustler and hitman who worked alongside some of the most notorious figures of the 20th century. Spanning decades, the film chronicles one of the greatest unsolved mysteries in American history, the disappearance of legendary union boss Jimmy Hoffa, and offers a monumental journey through the hidden corridors of organized crime: its inner workings, rivalries and connections to mainstream politics.

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The 55th Chicago International Film Festival runs Oct. 16-27, 2019 at the AMC River East, 322 E. Illinois St., and features more than 150 films, with a vast diversity of offerings, including numerous competitive categories and several highlight programs such as Black Perspectives, Cinemas of the Americas, International Comedy, Women in Cinema, Out-Look, After Dark and the City & State program (showcasing films made in Chicago and throughout Illinois).

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