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The 50th Chicago International Film Festival Honored the Past and Celebrated the Future of Cinema

Published: October 24, 2014  |  Filed under: Festival News

CHICAGO (October 24, 2014) – In the last 50 years, the Chicago International Film Festival has presented over 10,000 features selected from over 80,000 entries, and has taken place over a period of 100 weeks while audiences have enjoyed over 1.5 million bags of popcorn. The Festival’s enduring tradition has demonstrated that everybody loves movies, especially those offering unique visions and stories seen as they were meant to be seen—on the big screen.

The 50th Chicago International Film Festival wrapped up its golden anniversary celebration on Thursday, October 23 with the Closing Night presentation of Jean-Marc Vallée’s and Nick Hornby’s adaptation of Cheryl Strayed’s best-selling book “Wild,” starring Reese Witherspoon in an Oscar®-worthy performance.[…]

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50th Chicago International Film Festival to Open with Liv Ullmann’s Torrid Adaptation of August Strindberg Play “Miss Julie”

Published: September 9, 2014  |  Filed under: Festival News

CHICAGO, IL (September 9, 2014) – The 50th Chicago International Film Festival (October 9- 23, 2014) announces the selection of “Miss Julie,” directed by veteran actress and Ingmar Bergman collaborator Liv Ullmann and starring Golden Globe®-award winning actors Jessica Chastain, Colin Farrell and Samantha Morton as its Opening Night film. “Miss Julie” will screen October 9 at the Harris Theater (205 E. Randolph Dr.). The red carpet event starts at 6 p.m. Director Liv Ullmann is scheduled to attend.


Based on August Strindberg’s 1888 groundbreaking naturalistic drama, “Miss Julie” takes place over the course of one midsummer night in an Irish country estate, as the haughty Miss Julie (Jessica Chastain) and her father’s lowly valet John (Colin Farrell) charm and manipulate each other.[…]

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