Each Fall brings the Chicago International Film Festival. From October 6-20, the 47th festival lineup includes over 150 films representing 50 countries. Film categories cover risky projects of first-time directors to the Spotlight on Southeast Asia. The Chicago Film Festival revives the classic cinema experience; dark theater, seats filled and the giant screen.
This year’s theme, “What the World is Watching,” comes with a message. Looking at Hollywood’s intrusive nature in cinema around the globe, small-time directors bring originality back to film. The festival turns the camera around for us to watch the world.
The festival wouldn’t be complete without Chicago’s own film natives sharing their inspiration, quirky habits and of course, their success stories.
Download the schedule on the Chicago Film Festival official website. All films are screened at AMC River East 21. Tickets are $13 and $10 for students, seniors and Cinema/Chicago members.