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Wednesday, December 02, 2015
Chicago Int'l Film Festival>>December Update: Giving, Screenings, Membership, and more...
This #GivingTuesday, were so grateful for your support.
The generous donations from individuals like you allows us to provide
hundreds of thousands of individuals of all ages with high-quality
programming. Your donation is needed to continue our mission year-round,
from the Chicago International Film Festival to free Education
Screenings. Learn more here
Monday, December 7
When four outsiders saw what the big banks, media and government
refused to, the global collapse of the economy, they had an idea: The
Big Short.Their bold investment leads them into the dark underbelly of
modern banking where they must question everyone and everything. Based
on the true story and best-selling book by Michael Lewis (The Blind
Side, Moneyball), and directed by Adam McKay (Anchorman, Step Brothers).
The Big Short stars Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling & Brad Pitt.
Cinema/Chicago members are invited to a special advance screening of The Big Short at AMC River East on 12/7. Please RSVP with your name and membership# to email@example.com. View the film's trailer here
The holiday season is here. Give the film lover in your life the gift
of our membership. Members receive year-round access to advance film
screenings, exclusive access at next year's 52nd Chicago International
Film Festival, and more! Learn more 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, 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
On Sat, Nov 14th our Junior Board
held its first annual fundraiser at the Godfrey Hotels IO Urban
Roofscape. Over one hundred guests enjoyed DJ Toddizza playing a mix of
hip-hop and 80s classics, delicious appetizers provided by The Godfrey
Hotel, and a silent auction with a range of items, including an
all-expenses paid trip to New Orleans, premium Bulls tickets, and a
ten-course-meal provided by Goose & Fox. The event raised thousands
of dollars for our year-round Education Program,
which welcomes over 8,000 Chicago Public School students to free film
screenings throughout the year. See our full Photo Gallery here.
Junior Board member Ngandu Kasuku and friends. Photo by Timothy M. Schmidt.
Ashley Loquercio (Junior Board Vice President),
Festival Education Director Rebecca Fons and Hanna Soltys (Junior Board
President). Photo by Timothy M. Schmidt.
Festival Founder & Artistic Director Michael Kutza with guests. Photo by Timothy M. Schmidt.
Your Next Chance To See Festival Favorites
Catch up on Festival films you might have missed in
October that are now playing in theatres and starting their 2016 Oscar
campaign! Check your local listings for exact dates and showtimes. NOW PLAYING
Official Selection The 33
Official Selection The Assassin
Official Selection Brooklyn
Gold Q Hugo winner Carol
Official Selection Entertainment
Official Selection Heart of a Dog
Official Selection I Smile Back
Official Selection In Jackson Heights
Surprise Film Room
Closing Night Selection Spotlight
PLAYING IN DECEMBER
Official Selection 45 Years
Official Selection Macbeth
Official Selection Youth
Official Selection Hitchcock/Truffaut
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