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“A Taste of Cinema” Full Schedule Announced for 14th International Screenings Program

Published: September 11, 2017  |  Filed under: International Screenings


Hot dogs, BBQ, burgers, coffee, and maple syrup will join quirky chefs and fussy foodies to tantalize your tastebuds through film at this year’s International Screenings Program at the Chicago Cultural Center, May 31-October 4. Now in it’s 14th edition, the International Screenings Program is a free weekly film series that casts a spotlight on a different country’s cinema each Wednesday evening.

Food and Film bring people together, whether around a candlelit table or a bbq pit or into a dark theater. This year’s program offers a smorgasbord of films showcasing culinary traditions from around the world. From films featuring the most unique (and delicious) Chicago hot dogs to real Italian cappuccinos, from South African diners to Japanese rice fields, you will leave the theater hungry for more. Join us for “A Taste of Cinema”!

Special Thanks

The International Screenings Program of Cinema/Chicago would not be possible without the support of the following individuals and organizations:

Consulate General of Argentina in Chicago: Jorge Manghi. Australian Consulate-General in Chicago: Michael Wood and Lee Landes. Consulate General of Brazil in Chicago: Cynthia Bugané. Consulate General of Canada in Chicago: Colleen Duke. Chicago Cultural Center: Clark Hayes. Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events: Mark Kelly. Chicago Film Office: Rich Moskal and Rebecca Stocchetti. Consulate General of Chile in Chicago: Consul General Rodolfo Montecinos. Cultural Service at the Consulate General of France in Chicago: Fabrice Rozié, Denis Quénelle, and Laurence Geannopulos. Institut Français. Goethe-Institut: Irmi Maunu-Kocian. Consulate General of Israel to the Midwest: Moran Birman and Sam Gendell. Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago: Alberta Lai. Japan Information Center at the Consulate- General of Japan in Chicago: Wataru Inoue and Eiichi Sone. Consulate General of Mexico in Chicago: Marcos Andres Guarneros. Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Chicago: Jiwon Kim. Consulate General of the Philippines in Chicago: Ericka Anna Abad and Anna Liza F. Alcantara. Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Chicago: Konrad Zieliński. Québec Government Office in Chicago: Kerith Brand. South African Consulate General in Chicago: Tshepiso Matlala and Terence Tshisevhe. Swedish American Museum: Karin Abercrombie. Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Chicago: Calvin C. H. Ho and Pi-lin Chuang. TV5Monde.

Sponsored by:

AARP Movies for Grownups

Additional support:

National Endowment for the ArtsDCASE, and Illinois Arts Council Agency

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