This year is the 50th Anniversary of Chicago’s International Film Festival! The festival brings Chicago the unique opportunity to see world-class cinema, from new discoveries to international prizewinners, and hear directly from the talented people who’ve brought them to us. This year is no different, with filmmakers from Scandinavia to Mexico and Hollywood to our backyard, joining us for what is Chicago’s most thrilling movie event of the year. Kick off is tonight, October 9th, where Eli’s will be supporting with a Big Cake! The festival runs through October 23, and a full schedule of events and movies showing can be found on their website. To purchase tickets, click here.
The Chicago International Film Festival is presented by Cinema/Chicago. They are a year-round non-profit cultural and educational organization dedicated to fostering better communication between people of diverse cultures through the art of film and the moving image. Cinema/Chicago serves Chicago’s diverse and under-served citizenry by providing access to world-class cinema. The organization aims to enrich Chicago’s cultural environment by presenting film in contexts that encourage discussion and debate.