The 53rd Chicago International Film Festival will bring more than 150 films from more than 50 countries to the AMC River East 21, 322 E. Illinois from Oct. 12 – 26. Highlights include the opening night film, “Marshall,” with stars Chadwick Boseman, Josh Gad and Sterling K. Brown in attendance. Celebrity guests scheduled to attend include Patrick Stewart, Vanessa Redgrave and Michael Shannon, who will attend the closing night film, “The Shape of Water,” directed by Guillermo del Toro.
Event Name: 53rd Chicago International Film Festival
Date: October 12-26, 2017
Address: AMC River East 21 – 322 E Illinois St, Chicago, IL, 60611
Cost: $15 for regular screenings $260 for passport pass (20 screenings)
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About Chicago International Film Festival
Easily one of the most prestigious film festivals in the city, the Chicago International Film Festival continues to introduce the newest and most creative cinematic masterminds of our time. Founded in in 1964 by notable filmmaker and graphic designer Michael Kutza, CIFF was the first competitive international film festival in North America.
The Festival has come a long way in terms of size and reputation, it has always consisted of an impressive jury of critics, actors and directors. The Festival also prides itself on introducing some of the world’s most brilliant filmmakers including Martin Scorcese (United States, Bertrand Tavernier (France) and Victor Erice (Spain).
Attendees of the Festival can look forward to Q&A sessions with the artists of the showcased films. And with stars like Geoffrey Rush, Spike Lee and Billy Bob Thornton present, these sessions should be taken advantage of!
The International Film Festival honors its name by highlighting films of a different culture every year. Past festivals have showcased films from Mexico, Cuba, Japan and the Philippines.
Chicago International Film Festival
212 W Van Buren St., Suite 400
Chicago, IL 60607
Phone: 312.683.0121 | Fax: 312.683.0122