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Festival Sneak Peek: First Films are Here!

Published: August 25, 2016  |  Filed under: Festival News

The 52nd Chicago International Film Festival today announces the first round of films selected for this year’s event, October 13 – 27. What’s more, acclaimed filmmakers Peter Bogdanovich and Steve McQueen will join us as our Gold Hugo Lifetime Achievement Award recipient and our Black Perspectives Tribute honoree, respectively.

Alongside the launch of the sneak peek at the 52nd Festival films and events, we’re proud to launch a new look at We’ve updated how you’ll navigate the site, making it easier to find what you need to find your way to the Festival. You can also more easily discover more about each film, watch trailers and, when the full schedule is announced on September 19, plan your Chicago International Film Festival experience.

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