Sunday, September 26, 2021

Tickets On Sale Now for the 57th Festival Get tickets now for all in-person and virtual screenings! (Chicago, IL)

Tickets On Sale Now for the 57th Festival
Get tickets now for all in-person and virtual screenings!
Tickets are on sale now for the 57th Chicago International Film Festival!

Featuring more than 100 feature and short films across the program, this year's Festival offers films for all types of movielovers from adventurers and drama queens to thrill-seekers and late night gorehounds. Join us at our Chicago theaters and drive-in or virtually throughout the Midwest and experience the best in world-class cinema.

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Your safety is our priority. Full vaccination or negative COVID-19 PCR test result is required to attend all screenings. Masks are required in theaters, except when actively eating or drinking, and all in-theater screenings will have a reduced capacity of 80%.
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The Festival Returns to the Drive-In!
Join our exclusive drive-in presentations at ChiTown Movies in Pilsen.
After last year's successful run, the 57th Chicago International Film Festival returns to the drive-in for this unique, outdoor cinematic experience!

From our Opening Night Drive-In presentation The Velvet Underground, featuring a virtual Q&A with director Todd Haynes, to the action-packed western The Harder They Fall to the unnerving Antlers from acclaimed director Scott Cooper and producer Guillermo del Toro, these screenings will present high profile premieres against the backdrop of the city.
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Program Spotlights
See the latest masterworks from the world’s most venerable and renowned filmmakers.
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After Dark
These shock-filled, spine-tingling, and wildly strange visions will keep you up late into the night.
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Become a Cinema/Chicago member and purchase discounted Festival tickets! Our year-round members come from all walks of life and share one thing in common: a love of movies.

Year-round membership perks include:
  • Free Members-Only screenings of 10+ highly anticipated films throughout the year
  • Discounts on Festival tickets and passes, events, and merchandise
  • Invitations to special Virtual Cinema screenings and Online Q&As
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Thursday, September 23, 2021

Museum of Contemporary Photography >> American Origami / #HereToo Theater Performances (Chicago, IL.)

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#HereToo-COLUMBIA COLLEGE CHICAGO and American Origami 

A collaboration in conjunction with American Epidemic: Guns in the United States

  This October, the Museum of Contemporary Photography (MoCP) at Columbia College Chicago has partnered with Columbia College Chicago’s Theater Department, and #HereToo for an evening of two distinct, devised plays examining America’s gun violence epidemic through different lenses. The plays have been created in conjunction with the current exhibition American Epidemic: Guns in the United States, on view at the MoCP through February 20, 2022. 

American Origami, based on Andres Gonzalez’s photographic project on view in American Epidemic, looks back at seven mass shooting events across America, beginning with Columbine and culminating in the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas in Parkland, FL. #HereToo’s inspiration begins with the Parkland shooting and the March for Our Lives movement that emerged and weaves together national, regional, and Chicago stories of survivorship and gun violence prevention activism.

American Origami and #HereTooCCC are directed by Barbara Pitts McAdams and Jimmy Maize respectively. The plays will run from October 13 to October 23, 2021.

"We are so proud to bring this interdisciplinary project into fruition,” says Karen Irvine, Chief Curator and Deputy Director at the MoCP. “This collaboration has allowed us to not only explore the traumatic impact of gun deaths and injuries in the United States, but also the important connections between visual art, performance, and activism."

The plays will be performed in theater spaces that have an upgraded filtration system and increased cleaning measures. The theaters are limited to 75% capacity. All patrons, regardless of vaccination status, will be required to wear a mask at all times. General admission tickets are $15. Discounted tickets for students and senior citizens are $10 and can be purchased on the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department’s website. Information about tickets is available at 312 369-6101 during weekdays.

About the MoCP
The Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago is the world’s premier college art museum dedicated to photography.  As an international hub, the MoCP generates ideas and provokes dialogue among students, artists and diverse communities through groundbreaking exhibitions and programming.


MoCP Sponsors 
The MoCP is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. The MoCP is supported by Columbia College Chicago, the MoCP Advisory Board, the Museum Council, individuals, and private and corporate foundations.
American Epidemic: Guns in the United States has been generously supported through the National Endowment for the Arts.