Festival Venue: AMC River East 21

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Festival Venue: AMC River East 21

The longtime home of the Chicago International Film Festival, we return to the AMC River East 21 for the entire 57th Festival, screening films from across the program on multiple screens.

AMC River East 21

322 E Illinois St, Chicago, IL 60611
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Exterior fo the AMC River East 21 building at sunset
Seated audience members in an indoor movie theatre

Select Films Showing Here

Drive My Car

Ryusuke Hamaguchi  |   Japan
Cantonese, English, German, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Malaysian, Mandarin, Tagalog  

Successful stage actor and director Yusuke Kafuku (Hidetoshi Nishijima) is happily married to beautiful screenwriter Oto (Reika Kirishima). Or so he thinks. When Oto unexpectedly dies, she leaves him with [...]

The Last Duel

Ridley Scott  |   France, Ireland

From visionary filmmaker Ridley Scott comes a gripping tale of betrayal and vengeance set against the brutality of 14th century France. Based on actual events and written by Nicole Holofcener, [...]

Love, Charlie: The Rise and Fall of Chef Charlie Trotter

Rebecca Halpern  |   United States

In the 2000s, chef Charlie Trotter was the toast of Chicago, his eponymous restaurant one of the world’s top fine-dining destinations. A gastronomic revolutionary and a culinary bad-boy, Trotter paved [...]

The Power of the Dog

Jane Campion  |   Australia, New Zealand

Charismatic rancher Phil Burbank (Benedict Cumberbatch, in a mesmerizing performance) inspires fear and awe in those around him. When his brother George (Jesse Plemons) brings home a new wife (Kirsten [...]

Punch 9 for Harold Washington

Joe Winston  |   United States

In this epic story of American politics, race, and triumph against all odds, director Joe Winston chronicles the captivating rise, surprising reign, and enduring legacy of Chicago’s first African American [...]

The Sadness


Rob Jabbaz  |   Taiwan
Hokkien, Mandarin  

A young couple brave unimaginable chaos as they journey through the carnage of Taipei in an attempt to reunite with one another and escape the deadly hordes of the infected.