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MICHAEL MOORE'S LATEST FILM IS THE CENTERPIECE OF THE 51ST CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
"Where To Invade Next" to Receive Midwest Premiere at Chicago Festival on Oct 23rd
The 51st Chicago International Film Festival will present the Midwest Premiere of Michael Moore's latest film, Where To Invade Next on Fri, Oct 23, 2015 at 7:00pm at AMC River East (322 E. Illinois St, Chicago). Director Michael Moore is scheduled to attend.
The film's World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival
drew a standing ovation and widespread acclaim. It also sold the New
York Film Festival in a matter of hours.
Director Michael Moore has a long and rich history with the
Chicago International Film Festival, having premiered his groundbreaking
debut Roger and Me at the Chicago International Film Festival in 1989. Moore came back to present his 2002 film Bowling for Columbine,
which won him an Oscar for Best Documentary. Moore most recently
returned to the Festival last year to attend the Festival's 50th
"Michael Moore is quite a character and his films are
important. He's changed the way we look at the documentary in so many
ways. You either love him or you hate him, but he's definitely a
director to watch." says Founder & Artistic Director of the Chicago International Film Festival Michael Kutza. "'Where To Invade Next' doesn't disappoint."
Where To Invade Next
Director: Michael Moore
Synopsis: What has lured Michael Moore, the documentary genre's
most entertaining rabble-rouser, back to feature films after a six-year
hiatus? Only the future of his country, naturally. Where To Invade Next
is an expansive, rib-tickling, and subversive comedy in which Moore,
playing the role of "invader," visits a host of nations to learn how the
U.S. could improve its own prospects.
The creator of Fahrenheit 9/11 and Bowling for Columbine is back with this hilarious and eye-opening call to arms. Where To Invade Next
shows the solutions to America's most entrenched problems already exist
in the world, he says-they're just waiting to be co-opted.
Screening 1: Friday, October 23; 7:00pm (EFWHERE)
Tickets for the Centerpiece film are $17 for Cinema/Chicago
members and $20 for non-members and can be purchased by calling the
Cinema/Chicago is a
not-for-profit arts and education organization dedicated to encouraging
better understanding between cultures and to making a positive
contribution to the art form of the moving image. The Chicago
International Film Festival is one of the year-round programs presented
by Cinema/Chicago, which also include its Television Awards, CineYouth
Festival, INTERCOM Competition, International Screenings Program, and
Celebrating its 51st anniversary this year, the Chicago
International Film Festival is North America's longest-running
competitive film festival, running Oct 15-29, 2015 at the AMC River East
(322 E. Illinois St, Chicago). Photos and media accreditation may be
found at ChicagoFilmFestival.com/press.
year's Festival slate now includes six World Premieres, 15 North
American Premieres, 45 U.S. Premieres, and counting! View the 2015
Festival lineup at ChicagoFilmFestival.com/films. Individual tickets and multi-film passes are now available. The full festival schedule is available at ChicagoFilmFestival.com/schedule.
The 51st Chicago International Film Festival's sponsors include
Gold Festival Partners: TIAA-CREF, Columbia College Chicago, Wintrust
Community Banks; Official Airline: American Airlines; Headquarters
Hotel: JW Marriott Chicago; Silver Festival Partners: Bloomberg,
Intersites; Platinum Media Partners: National CineMedia (NCM), JC
Decaux, Michigan Avenue Magazine; Gold Media Partners: WTTW11, Time Out
Chicago, WBEZ91.5, WXRT-FM, WBBM Newsradio, and The Hollywood Reporter;
Bronze Festival Partners: Stella Artois, AARP, Tribune Media;
Participating Partners: SundanceNow Doc Club, Whole Foods, Wansas
Tequila, Cultivate Studios, Netrix, KIND, OtterBox, Optimus, Sound
Investment; Official Vehicle: Volvo; Participating Hotels: Public
Chicago, The Whitehall Hotel, theWit and Loews Chicago Hotel; and
Cultural Partners: Consulate General of Argentina in Chicago, Consulate
General of Italy in Chicago, Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago,
Italian Film Commission, Italian Trade Agency, Polish Film Institute,
Goethe Institut, Austrian Cultural Forum New York, ANCINE National
Cinema Agency of Brazil, and Consulate General of Israel to the Midwest.
With Foundation and Government support from the National Endowment of
the Arts, Alphawood Foundation Chicago, the Illinois Arts Council, and
Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events, and the
Richard H. Driehaus Foundation. Additional support provided by Allstate,
the Chicago Architecture Biennial, Dark Horse Wine, Effen Vodka,
Lavazza, and SkinnyPop.
Chicago International Film Festival | 30 E. Adams St., Suite 800 | Chicago | IL | 60603
“THE ART OF PINK” TRANSFORMS THE PENINSULA CHICAGO THIS OCTOBER WITH PINK-THEMED ART, DINING AND SPECIAL EVENTS
TO SUPPORT THE GLOBAL BREAST CANCER AWARENESS CAMPAIGN
Guests will enjoy an art installation by Choi Jeong Hwa,
afternoon teas and floral decorations, plus a charitable pink art auction
and extra pink-tinted treats and surprises
The Peninsula Chicago is
again thinking pink for a purpose this October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Marking its
fifth anniversary in 2015, the annual Peninsula in Pink
raise awareness and funds for breast cancer charities is undergoing a
creative makeover to become “The Art of Pink.” All of The Peninsula
will present a month of pink-infused art, dining and spa experiences for guests to enjoy. In keeping with the global commitment to support
innovative public art, The Peninsula Chicago
is installing a significant art installation entitled ‘Alchemy’ by renowned Korean artist
Choi Jeong Hwa
curated by Pearl Lam Galleries, a site-specific light installation of 24 “totem pole” pillars that consist of found
LED lights, plastic bowls and steel.
One of the pink pieces in the exhibit, selected specifically by the
artist, will be auctioned at the end of October, with the proceeds
donated to The Peninsula Chicago’s local breast cancer charity partner,
Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation.
The Art of Pink builds on the partnerships The Peninsula
has created with
leading art museums, galleries and private collectors to provide guests
with privileged access to groundbreaking art by established masters and
emerging artists. Choi Jeong Hwa (b. 1961) is both an artist and a
designer of buildings, furniture, and furnishings.
One of the most dynamic and well known Korean contemporary artists, his
work has been presented at numerous biennials including Liverpool
(2004), Venice (2005), and Singapore (2006), as well as at Asia House,
London (2006) and Wolverhampton (2007).
In Chicago, guests and visitors are invited to bid via a sealed bid process on a single piece from Mr. Choi’s
‘Alchemy’. This is a very unique opportunity to own a piece of a
world-renowned artist’s installation that has exhibited throughout the
world and to support a worthy cause, the
Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation
rules and additional information, please contact the hotel concierge at +1 (312) 573 6530.
Pink is the preferred color at the Peninsula hotels each October, and to support The Art of Pink initiative, the
main entrance and signage of The Peninsula
will be artfully illuminated in pink each evening from October 1 to 31, 2015.
flower arrangements will adopt a rose
hue, and a “Remembrance Tree” will be available for guests to write
names of cancer survivors or memories of loved ones. Guests can enjoy
pink-infused gourmet dining and spa experiences, with part of the proceeds donated to the
Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation
Throughout October,The Lobby will
serve a special Art of Pink Peninsula Afternoon Tea, featuring
rose-tinted sweet and savory treats presented on a tiered silver tea
US$ 60, with US$ 5 from each tea served donated to the charity. Monday
through Saturday, tea seatings are at
2:30 pm and 4:30 pm and on Sundays between 3:30 pm and 5:00 pm. The
“Pretty in Pink” cocktail will be featured in The Bar with a donation
from each purchase. The Spa will feature “Pedi-for-a-Cure”, a deeply
nourishing pedicure for US$ 95 with US$ 10 benefitting
the organization (when guests mention “Pedi-for-a-Cure” during
Another highlight of The Art of Pink month will be an afternoon tea
presentation on October 9, 2015 by Saks Fifth Avenue on Michigan
Avenue, featuring lifestyle vendors such as Max Mara and Akris Punto,
as well as a selection
of shoes and handbags. Afternoon tea attendees will be invited to the
store where 10% of their purchases for the day benefit Lynn Sage Cancer
Research Foundation. US$ 10 from every afternoon tea on October 9, 2015
will be donated to the charity.
For information or reservations for dining, please call +1 (312) 573 6695 or spa, please call +1 (312) 573
6860 or visit www.peninsula.com/chicago
This year marks the
fifth anniversary of the Peninsula in Pink campaign, which has raised a
total of US$ 500,000 for breast cancer charities worldwide, including
in 2014. In total, Peninsula in Pink at The Peninsula Chicago
has raised US$
18,432 including US$ 7,840 in 2014, which was donated to two charities:
Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation and Bright Pink.
About Peninsula in Pink
Breast cancer is the
most prevalent cancer among women and the second-most common cancer in
the world today, accounting for one in ten of all new cancers diagnosed
and nearly one in four female cancer cases. With these statistics in
mind, The Peninsula Hotels decided to harness its resources and create
the Peninsula in Pink charitable initiative.
Launched in Hong Kong
in 2010, Peninsula in Pink is an annual event at all The Peninsula
hotels in Asia, North America and Europe. Each hotel shows its support
for Breast Cancer
Awareness Month in October by creating pink-inspired afternoon teas,
cocktails, dining and spa promotions and special events, with part of
the proceeds donated to a local breast cancer organization.
In 2015, Peninsula in
Pink undergoes an artistic makeover, and is retitled The Art of Pink.
Each hotel will exhibit pink-themed artworks in partnership with
and galleries. An exclusive pink ribbon pin designed for Breast Cancer Awareness Month is available for sale in each hotel.
Since its inception in 1985, LSCRF has raised over $30 million toward advancing the understanding of breast
cancer. For the last 23 years, LSCRF has been affiliated with Northwestern Medicine,
to fund research at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center in
novel treatments, education and
early detection of breast cancer. LSCRF also funds fellowships in areas
such as breast surgery, breast imaging, hematology/oncology and
pathology to ensure that more patients have access to professionals with
advanced training in the treatment of breast cancer.
For more information on the Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation or to
make a donation, go to
About The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited (HSH)
in 1866 and listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (00045), The
Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited is the holding company of a Group
which is engaged in the ownership, development,
and management of prestigious hotels and commercial and residential
properties in key locations in Asia, the United States and Europe, as
well as the provision of tourism and leisure, club management and other
services. The Peninsula Hotels portfolio comprises
The Peninsula Hong Kong, The Peninsula Shanghai, The Peninsula Beijing,
The Peninsula Tokyo, The Peninsula Bangkok, The Peninsula Manila, The
Peninsula New York, The Peninsula Chicago, The Peninsula Beverly Hills,
and The Peninsula Paris. Projects under development
include The Peninsula London and The Peninsula Yangon. The property
portfolio of the Group includes The Repulse Bay Complex, The Peak Tower,
The Peninsula Office Tower and St. John’s Building in Hong Kong; The
Landmark in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; 1-5 Grosvenor
Place in London, UK, and 21 avenue Kléber in Paris, France. The clubs
and services portfolio of the Group includes The Peak Tram in Hong Kong;
Thai Country Club in Bangkok, Thailand; Quail Lodge & Golf Club in
Carmel, California; Peninsula Clubs and Consultancy
Services, Peninsula Merchandising, and Tai Pan Laundry in Hong Kong.
This October, The Art of Pink at The Peninsula Hotels showcases
pink-themed art by celebrated global artists, plus inventive dining,
events and more to raise funds to fight breast cancer. Click
for more information!
HONG KONG • SHANGHAI • BEIJING • TOKYO • NEW YORK • CHICAGO • BEVERLY HILLS • PARIS • BANGKOK • MANILA
The Peninsula Hotels
A (Mostly) Veggie Affair celebrates the vibrant flavors of our
farmers' local, seasonal produce. Six local chefs will represent
#TeamVeggie and put their best veggie dishes forward to square off
against the ever-so-lustful #TeamMeat dishes from GCM Junior Board
chefs. Guests will have the choice to Cheat on Meat or Go Whole Beast,
or indulge in both! And everybody gets to go sweet:)
Veggie Affair supports the Green City Market and its mission to provide
a marketplace for purchasing sustainably grown food and to educate,
promote and connect farmers and local producers directly to chefs,
restaurateurs, and the greater Chicago community.
Proceeds from the (Mostly) Veggie Affair go specifically toward the
GCM's Link Card Assistance Program, which matches dollar for dollar,
purchases made by customers using their Link Card (Illinois'
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly 'Food
Stamps') at the market. This initiative increases the affordability and
accessibility of healthy, nutritious and sustainably produced foods to
low-income Chicagoans, while supporting small agricultural producers and
bolstering the local economy.
This year, the event introduces a VIP hour from 6- 7 p.m. in which a
limited number of guests will have early access to try the offerings of
the chefs, bartenders and brewers participating. In addition:
by Moet Hennessy and utilizing Moet & Chandon Imperial Brut and
Belvedere Vodka, the mixology team at Maple & Ash will be creating a
specialty cocktail just for VIPers
#TeamMeat will be enticing guests with an exclusive dish, and
Boisset Collection wineries will be pouring a premium tasting, featuring a flight of their sustainable, biodynamic wines
DJ Megan Taylor will be spinning the night away.
Chef participants include: Go Whole Beast (#TeamMeat) • Jared Batson (The Nomad Food Company) • Scott Manley (Table Donkey and Stick) • David Ochs (Maple & Ash) Cheat on Meat (#TeamVeggie) • Paul Virant (Vie / Perennial Virant / Vistro) • Eric Mansavage (Farmhouse) • Nathan Sears (The Radler) • Chris Davies (Homestead on the Roof) • Lawrence Letrero (Sable) • Sean Pharr (Bristol) Going Sweet • Aya Fukai (Sixteen at The Trump) • Andres Padilla (Xoco)
Bartender participants include: Four of the city's
most talented bartenders will be pouring creative libations featuring
Green City Market product and local distilleries' spirits*. • Will Duncan (Punch House) • Billy Helmkamp (The Whistler) • Chef Riley Huddleston (I|O at The Godfrey Hotel Chicago) • Freddie Sarkis (Broken Shaker) • Juicer Extraordinaires (Owen & Alchemy)
*Spirits for the cocktails generously provided by: • CH Distillery • New Holland Artisan Spirits • Rhine Hall
Beverages are provided by: • Moody Tongue Brewing Company • Lagunitas Brewery • Virtue Cider • Boisset Collections Wine
A (Mostly) Veggie Affair Photos from 2013 Event Photo Credit: Abbie Buhr
Green City Market Online Auction Runs through October 4 Bid now and often. All proceeds go to Green City Market
Green City Market's Online Auction provides
one-of-a-kind opportunities from Chicago's restaurant community. The
auction includes experiences such as dinner at Grace followed by a stay
at the chic SOHO House; an invitation to the friends & family for
Rick Bayless's new craft brewery; a trip to Leaning Shed Farm in
Michigan for a 'Crop Mob' and many more great packages.
Oct 3 Saturday - Savor The Season Event Apple TastingGreen City Market - Lincoln Park & Fulton Market
9 AM - NoonOct 7 Wednesday - Chef DemoMolly Brewe - LimelightGreen City Market - Lincoln Park10:30 AM-11:30 AM
Oct 10 Saturday - Chef DemoKen Carter - GatherGreen City Market - Lincoln Park 10:30 AM-11:30 AM
Rods and Cones Launches Digital Quarterly Magazine
The first four issues of Out of Chaos are now available on iTunes
Rods and Cones is pleased to announce the publication of Out of Chaos,
a digital quarterly magazine for the graphic arts communication and
commercial printing industries. Now out of trial and error, Out of Chaos offers four issues to date, all available at the iTunes app store.
“If it took a while to settle on a format, on the right technology,
on the rich and fresh look the publication, the wait was well worth it.
The body of knowledge contained in the first four issues is impressive,” notes Rods and Cones president Erica Aitken. “Out
of Chaos is a publication rich with valuable and informative content,
technical in some cases, amusing in others, but also cultural and
“The articles are written
especially for Out of Chaos by industry experts from the graphic and
printing industries. Special care is given to achieve a good balance
between technical and non-technical content, and to offer slightly off
topic articles of general interest.”
Elizabeth Knacke, managing editor of Out of Chaos, is the author
of a fascinating piece about artist Frederik De Wilde who used a new
color for his work on the coal mines of Limburg. Nanoblack, a substance
created by NASA, reflects so much light that no black has ever been
Kevin O’Connor, a regular contributor, is the author of several pieces
intended to improve a user’s experience with color on the Internet, for
example, or to help a photographer get the absolute best prints from his
images. Always with the intention of improving results, Rods and Cones’
co-founder and CTO Son Do contributes Primer for Creative Geniuses,
offering designers a foolproof way to get the results they expected on
press or on the Internet.
“We admire emerging artists.
For example, we’ve interviewed photographer Lisa Wellman whose beautiful
work is showcased in the first issue. Mirald Cake, a young Albanian
artist living in Florida, paints beautiful landscapes. Curious to find
out how an emerging band uses social media to gain maximum visibility?
Writer Lizzie Cotterell interviewed Oren Ben Joseph, spokesperson for
Louder Space. And, Out of Chaos readers will have a chance to sample
some of this fresh band’s music,” adds Aitken.
“We’d like to see printers
capture digital publishing revenues. They have the client base and their
content. Why not offer to convert print to digital? It’s a natural fit,” adds Son Do.
Out of Chaos showcases what is possible in digital publishing and
Rods and Cones wants to make it easy to step into this brand new
sandbox. To download a copy of Out of Chaos, go to:
Rods and Cones is a founding member of the pioneering Color Management Group (www.colormanagementgroup.com).
Since 1996, Rods and Cones has provided workflow systems and technical
services for advertising and graphic agencies, photo studios, prepress
services agencies, print providers, and in-house creative groups. Most
recently, the company began publishing its own interactive iPad
magazine, Out of Chaos,
an industry quarterly about color management and process control for
printers, graphic and advertising agencies, and corporate creative
departments. For more information, or to arrange a training session by
the Pixels and Motion team, contact Erica Aitken, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (831) 421-0131.
some of the Chicago Artists Month Featured Artists (L to R): Boogie
McLarin, Andres L. Hernandez, Eric Boelkens, George Berlin, Onye Ozuzu,
Jabari "Naledge' Evans. Photo by Joe Mazza | Brave Lux Chicago.
From October 1-November 15, experience art in the parks,
installations in alleys, dance in the neighborhoods and even concerts on
front porches during Chicago Artists Month.
With the theme "The City as Studio," the 20th anniversary edition of
this community-contributed showcase of Chicago's creativity offers over
300 opportunities to meet artists, see their work and make some of your
own. Meet the Featured Artists and Events, and discover many more here.
Opening Night: October 2, 6-11pm
A Free Trolley will connect the openings of 3 Chicago Artists Month Events: