Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Chicago Int'l Film Festival >> It's Opening Night! (Chicago, IL.)

Festival Daily: Day 1
See You at Opening Night!

We're kicking off this year’s Festival with screenings and an after party for our Opening Night selection Motherless Brooklyn.

Wednesday, October 16
Screenings: 6:30pm | 7:00pm | 7:15pm

VIP After-Party to follow at the Burlington Room at Union Station
Opening Night Sponsors
Zombieland: Double Tap
After Dark program opens tonight!
Costume Contest: Come dressed as your favorite character or zombie! Best Dressed wins Zombieland prize pack!

A decade after Zombieland became a hit film and a cult classic, the lead cast (Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Abigail Breslin, and Emma Stone) have reunited with director Ruben Fleischer (Venom) and the original writers Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick (Deadpool) for Zombieland: Double Tap. In the sequel, written by Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick and Dave Callaham, through comic mayhem that stretches from the White House and through the heartland, these four slayers must face off against the many new kinds of zombies that have evolved since the first movie, as well as some new human survivors. But most of all, they have to face the growing pains of their own snarky, makeshift family.

Tonight @ 10:00pm
Tickets: $13
Festival Highlights
See the diverse selection of films coming this weekend!
Varda By Agnés

Before her passing earlier this year, legendary filmmaker Agnès Varda (Cleo from 5 to 7, Faces Places) completed this self-portrait filled with whimsy and insight, at once delightful and bittersweet.

Jesus Shows You The Way To The Highway
Spain, Estonia, Ethiopia, Latvia, Romania

A gonzo melange of exploitation cinema, kung-fu fighting, Cold War paranoia, and retro sci-fi fuels the madcap action as this absurd adventure careens toward a thrilling, hilarious conclusion.

Director Miguel Llansó in attendance
My Father and Me
United Kingdom

An intimate story of one family that also takes an expansive, philosophical look at the 20th Century. From the acclaimed documentarian Nick Broomfield (Kurt & Courtney).

Director Nick Broomfield in attendance
Gloria Mundi

A working-class family in Marseille struggles to make ends meet in this tense intergenerational drama, and winner of the Best Actress Award at Venice (Ariane Ascaride).

Actor Robinson Stevenin in attendance
The Daily Deal is Back!
$10 Screenings Throughout The Festival
Enjoy our Daily Deal to see special highlights from each day's Festival program!

Two films will be spotlighted each day of the Festival, and tickets can be purchased for only $10 each (all fees included). Each day's Daily Deal screenings will be announced in the daily newsletter sent every day of the Festival.

Look out for the first deal tomorrow in our Day 2 newsletter!

Please note: The Daily Deal will be valid for the listed screenings only.
Pop-Up Screenings at the MCA
This Friday, October 18!
We are thrilled to partner with the MCA to bring two Chicago-made films to audiences, The New Bauhaus & Knives and Skin. Both films with have filmmakers and talent in attendance.
Festival Guide
Become a Member!
Join us for the whole year!
Become a member and enjoy perks year-round!

Membership perks include:
  • Free Members-Only screenings of 10+ highly anticipated films throughout the year
  • Members' Pre-Sale on Festival tickets before the general public
  • Discounts on Festival tickets and passes, events, and merchandise

Cinema/Chicago members experience the Festival all year round with access to exclusive advance screenings! This year's screenings have included The Peanut Butter FalconLuceBlinded by the LightPavarotti, and more. Join today for Festival and year-round benefits!
Sponsorship Opportunities
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Partner Content:
55th Festival Sponsors
About Cinema/Chicago

Cinema/Chicago, the presenting organization of the Chicago International Film Festival, is a year round non-profit arts and education organization dedicated to fostering better communication between people of diverse cultures through the art of film and the moving image. In addition to the Chicago International Film Festival, Cinema/Chicago's programs include: the Summer Screenings ProgramCineYouth Festival, and year-round Education Program. Celebrating its 55th edition in 2019, the Chicago International Film Festival is North America's longest-running competitive film festival.

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