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Four Fun Facts About the 53rd Chicago International Film Festival

Every October crowds flock to the epicenter of cinematic creativity and expression, of course that’s here in your very own Chicago. The festival showcases creativity,  introduces new faces, is a bookmark in the calendars of the slightly more well-known faces, and recognizes their achievements. Most importantly, it’s an opportunity for …

Another Year of Cinematic Splendor at the 2015 Chicago International Film Festival

The 51st annual Chicago International Film Festival was a luminous celebration of cinematic visions from around the world. With more than 130 films on display, representing over 50 countries, the longest running competitive film festival in the US continues to brilliantly “bring the world to Chicago.”

The Chicago International Film Festival Returns Triumphant in its 51st Year

Frank Sinatra said it best: “Chicago is my kind of town”. The same emotions I feel when I hear Sinatra croon those lyrics about my city were evoked in the pride and passion filling the historic Auditorium Theater on October 15, 2015. The 51st Annual Chicago International Film Festival kicked off an amazing red carpet ceremony for the opening night of the much-anticipated independent film Mia Madre. The arts showed up dressed to the nines for a beautiful night of appreciation of cinema.

Half a Century of Entertainment: Michael Kutza Presents the 50th Year Chicago International Film Festival

  A vision Michael Kutza had back in 1965 materialized on the evening of Thursday, October 9th with a milestone 50th year golden anniversary of the Chicago International Film Festival. Inspired by Sun-Times legendary columnist Irv Kupcinet, Michael Kutza never lost sight of his goals and was determined from the …

Fabulous Film Fest Finale: Closing Night of the Chicago International Film Fest

  The 49th annual Chicago International Film Festival concluded another two week movie marathon (on Oct. 24th) , featuring artists, directors, and actors from across the globe …. In the spotlight this year were 41 directors making their debut from countries such as Germany, Italy, and the U.K. According to …

47th Chicago International Film Festival Hosted at The AMC River East in Chicago

The AMC River East 21 movie theatre was the site of the 47th Chicago International Film Festival Summer Gala on Friday, August 19th. So significant was this event that Governor Quinn proclaimed Aug. 19th “Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez Day” throughout the state of Illinois.

You’ve Come A Long Way Baby! The 46th Chicago International Film Festival

Together Ron Howard and the Chicago Film Festival have come a long way from their beginnings . Howard said “playing Opie on the “Andy Griffith Show” was a blessing and felt fortunate to be on a show that had so much impact in his future life”.