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Friday, November 13, 2015
CIFF>NOV Update: Audience Choice Winners, Free Films, and more...
Cinema/Chicago's 51st Chicago International Film Festival proudly
announces the winners of its Audience Choice Awards. Each member of the
audience received a ballot at every public screening during the two-week
Festival, so every Festival film had an equal opportunity to win an
Audience Award. Details here
Best Narrative English-Language Feature Spotlight (USA)
Director: Tom McCarthy
Best Narrative Foreign-Language Feature Mustang (Turkey, Greece, France)
Director: Deniz Gamze Ergüven
Best Documentary Feature Where to Invade Next (USA)
Director: Michael Moore
Best Short Film Oh Lucy! (Japan, Singapore, USA)
Director: Atsuko Hirayanagi
Governing Board of Directors at Opening Night
Board Chair Penelope R. Steiner introduces the Chicago
International Film Festival's Governing Board of Directors at Opening
Night of the 51st Festival, from L-R: Dan Schmidt, Tom Kiley, Richard
Ehrie, Holly Hayes, Randy Crumpton, Julie Adler, Lauren Robishaw,
Jacolyn Bucksbaum, Richard Doermer, Bob Scarpelli, Byron Pollock
(Executive Committee Director), Charles Droege (Treasurer), Jeanne
Randall Malkin (Chair Emeritus), Penelope R. Steiner (Chair). Photo by Timothy M. Schmidt.
Support our year-round Education Program with our
Junior Board's Winter Fundraiser on Sat, Nov 14 at The Godfrey Hotel!
The evening will include cocktails, live entertainment, hors d'oeuvres,
and surprises -- all in support of our year-round Education Program.
The Education Program has welcomed over 100,000
Chicago Public School students to theaters throughout the school year
and during the Chicago International Film Festival for film screenings,
exposing students to films from other cultures and in other languages.
Purchase your ticket to this fundraiser here
On Wednesdays throughout the Chicago Architecture
Biennial, architects and designers present films that have touched their
lives and careers. This highly curated selection ranges from films that
have influenced their own thoughts on architecture to those that can
spark conversations about the intersection between film, architecture,
philosophy, and society. Screenings will be followed by conversations
with presenters. This is a free event! No ticket required. Details here
Wed, Nov 18 - 6:00pm Waste Land, presented by Emmanuel Pratt
Directed by Lucy Walker
Wed, Dec 2 - 6:00pm The Fountainhead, presented by Margaret McCurry
Directed by King Vidor
Wed, Dec 9 - 6:00pm The Wiz, presented by Amanda Williams with Jacqueline Stewart
Directed by Sidney Lumet
Wed, Dec 16 - 6:00pm Veiled Sites
You Saw It Here First
See it again in theatres! Catch up on some of your
favorite Festival films that are now playing in theatres and starting
their 2016 Oscar campaign! Check your local listings for exact dates and
showtimes. PLAYING IN NOVEMBER
Surprise Film Room
Official Selection The Assassin
Official Selection Brooklyn
Official Selection Entertainment
Closing Night Selection Spotlight
Official Selection James White
Official Selection The 33
Official Selection I Smile Back
Gold Q Hugo winner Carol
Chicago Award winner Radical Grace
Become A Cinema/Chicago Member Today
Enjoy free advance member screenings and discounts on
Festival tickets by becoming a member of Cinema/Chicago! For information
on membership, please click here
THANK YOU TO OUR FESTIVAL PARTNERS
Cinema/Chicago would like to acknowledge our partners without their generosity the
51st Chicago International Film Festival would not be possible.
the presenting organization of the Chicago International Film Festival,
is 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. We serve
Chicago's diverse and under-served citizenry by providing access to
world-class cinema. We aim to enrich Chicago's cultural environment by
presenting film in contexts that encourage discussion and debate.