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51st Chicago International Film Festival adds Spotlight as Closing Night Film

Published: October 7, 2015  |  Filed under: Festival News

The 51st Chicago International Film Festival is proud to announce the additional of Oscar contender Spotlight to its Special Feature portion of the festival program along as the featured headliner for Closing Night.  One of the Fall’s most talked about and anticipated Festival films, Spotlight be shown at the 51st Chicago International Film Festival on Thurs, Oct 29, 2015 at 7:00pm at AMC River East (322 E. Illinois St, Chicago). The film is scored by one of this year’s Festival’s Career Achievement Award recipients, Howard Shore.

Spotlight adds to the list of Oscar contenders screening at the 51st Chicago International Film Festival, which also includes Carol, Brooklyn, Where To Invade Next, and 45 Years. The Hollywood Reporter asks, “Can ‘Spotlight’ deliver Michael Keaton’s first Oscar?”

”’Spotlight’ has everything we love about movies — a great cast, an intriguing story, and just the right dose of controversy,” says Founder & Artistic Director Michael Kutza. “Each year, we make a point to bring films to Chicago that aren’t just entertaining, but important and vital works of art. ‘Spotlight’ is one of those movies.”

“We are thrilled to bring the 51st Festival to a close with such a strong film,” added Programming Director Mimi Plauché.

Spotlight opens in select Chicago theaters on November 6, 2015. See its Chicago Premiere at the 51st Chicago International Film Festival on Thursday, October 29, 2015.

Director: Tom McCarthy • US

Starring Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, Brian d’Arcy James, and Stanley Tucci, Spotlight tells the riveting true story of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston Globe investigation that would rock the city and cause a crisis in one of the world’s oldest and most trusted institutions. When the newspaper’s tenacious “Spotlight” team of reporters delves into allegations of abuse in the Catholic Church, their year-long investigation uncovers a decades-long cover-up at the highest levels of Boston’s religious, legal, and government establishment, touching off a wave of revelations around the world. Directed by Academy Award®-nominee Tom McCarthy, Spotlight is a tense investigative dramatic thriller, tracing the steps to one of the biggest cover-ups in modern times.

Year: 2015
Language: English
Running Time: 128 min

Screening:

10/29/2015, 7.00, EFSPOT TICKETS

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