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Festival Founder’s captivating memoir now available on audio

Published: August 24, 2023  |  Filed under: Festival News

Book titled Starstruck against a black and red backgroundWant to hear behind-the-scenes stories from 50+ years of the Chicago International Film Festival in anticipation of this fall’s 59th edition?

Check out Starstruck: How I Magically Transformed Chicago into Hollywood for More Than Fifty Years. It’s a captivating memoir by our Festival Founder Michael Kutza detailing his time at the helm of the longest-running competitive film festival in North America, with stories featuring stars from Sophia Loren and Steven Spielberg to Viola Davis and Al Pacino.

As Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone says, “For many of us, Michael Kutza brought the great city of Chicago to life with his infectious love of film.”

Kutza’s memoir is now available on audio, on Amazon or Spotify, as well as in hardcover and paperback.

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