Thursday, August 29, 2019

Opens Sept. 27: BRITT-MARIE WAS HERE >> UPDATED (Chicago, IL.)



presents

BRITT-MARIE WAS HERE
A film by Tuva Novotny
100 minutes | Not Rated | Sweden
In Swedish with English Subtitles


Opens In Chicago Friday, September 27
Landmark Renaissance | 1850 2nd St., Highland Park
 
ABOUT THE FILM
Based on the bestselling novel by Fredrik Backman, author of “A Man Called Ove,” this warmhearted comedy finds Britt-Marie, age 63, suddenly re-considering her purpose and habits after leaving her husband of 40 years. Accepting a supremely unglamorous job at a ramshackle rec center in the backwater town of Borg, she finds herself taking an interest in the daily routines of the town’s oddball denizens—who all seem perfectly content to be stuck in their ways. Determined not to do the same, she accepts the impossible task of coaching the children’s soccer team and draws the attention—and possible affections of—a handsome police officer. Perhaps there is an opportunity for a second chance after all
Directed by Tuva Novotny
Written by Tuva Novotny, Anders August, Øystein Karlsen
Based on the Bestselling Book by Fredrik Backman
Starring Pernilla August, Peter Haber, Anders Mossling, Malin Levanon
Produced by Nicklas Wikström Nicastro, Gustav Oldén



Adapted from the bestselling novel by Fredrik Backman (author of A Man Called Ove), BRITT-MARIE WAS HERE is a warmhearted comedy about a woman suddenly re-considering her purpose and habits after leaving her husband of 40 years and discovering just what she can make of her life, even in its third act. Watch the new trailer - a new US poster is featured below!

presents

BRITT-MARIE WAS HERE
A film by Tuva Novotny
100 minutes | Not Rated | Sweden
In Swedish with English Subtitles


Watch the Trailer   
ABOUT THE FILM
Based on the bestselling novel by Fredrik Backman, author of “A Man Called Ove,” this warmhearted comedy finds Britt-Marie, age 63, suddenly re-considering her purpose and habits after leaving her husband of 40 years. Accepting a supremely unglamorous job at a ramshackle rec center in the backwater town of Borg, she finds herself taking an interest in the daily routines of the town’s oddball denizens—who all seem perfectly content to be stuck in their ways. Determined not to do the same, she accepts the impossible task of coaching the children’s soccer team and draws the attention—and possible affections of—a handsome police officer. Perhaps there is an opportunity for a second chance after all
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Monday, August 26, 2019

Chicago Jazz Festival starts Fri,, Aug. 23 - Sun., Sep. 1 in Neighborhoods, Millennium Park and Chicago Cultural Center (Chicago, IL.)



 

WHAT:            41st Annual Chicago Jazz Festival 
                        Free Admission Performances at Neighborhood Venues, Chicago Cultural                                              Center and Millennium Park

WHEN:            Friday, August 23–Sunday, September 1
                        Times and locations vary, see schedule below

FRIDAY, AUGUST 23 
8:30 p.m. JD Allen Trio   
Constellation Studio B, 3111 N. Western Ave.
Produced by Constellation Performing Arts, constellation-chicago.com 
  
SATURDAY, AUGUST 24 
6–10 p.m.  Brown Derby Jazz Revue 
Great Lakes Elks Lodge, 5110 S. Prairie 
Produced by 51st Street Business Association, 51ststreetchicago.com 

8:30 p.m.  Marc Ribot Solo   
Constellation Studio B, 3111 N. Western Ave.
Produced by Constellation, constellation-chicago.com 
  
SUNDAY, AUGUST 25 
6–10 p.m.  Brown Derby Jazz Revue 
Great Lakes Elks Lodge, 5110 S. Prairie 
Produced by 51st Street Business Association, 51ststreetchicago.com 

9 p.m.  Cooper Moore 
The Hungry Brain, 2319 W. Belmont Ave. 
Produced by Hungry Brain, hungrybrainchicago.com 

MONDAY, AUGUST 26 
5–7:30 p.m.  Pop Up Nu Jazz Festival featuring Thaddeus Tukes, Sam Trump, the Young Masters under the direction  of Ernest Dawkins along with special guest Jamila Woods and Alexis Lombre, with the Englewood Soweto Exchange 
Whole Foods Parking Lot, 832 W. 63rd St. 
Produced by Live the Spirit Residency, englewoodjazzfest.org 

9 p.m.  Anagram Fest featuring The Oh Years and the Alejandro Urzagaste Trio 
Elastic Arts, 3429 W. Diversey Ave., 2nd Floor 
Produced by Elastic Arts, elasticarts.org 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 27 
5:30 p.m.  Tuesdays on the Terrace: Isaiah Collier and the Chosen Few 
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, 220 E. Chicago Ave. 
Produced by Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, mcachicago.org

6–8 p.m.  Ancient to the Future featuring Art Turk Burton Congo Square Ensemble and Ernest Dawkins  
Jacob R. Caruthers Center, Northeastern Illinois University, 700 E. Oakwood Blvd. 
Produced by the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM), aacmchicago.org 

8–10 p.m.  Preservation of Fire hosted by King Hippo featuring Vibes Trio + 1 and Isaiah Spencer Collective 
Co-Prosperity Sphere, 3219 S. Morgan St 
Produced by Public Media Institute, publicmediainstitute.com 

9 p.m.  Anagram Fest featuring Mobile Vanguard and the John Wojciechowski Trio 
Elastic Arts, 3429 W. Diversey Ave., 2nd Floor 
Produced by Elastic Arts, elasticarts.org 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28 
6–9 p.m. 100th Birthday of Nat “King” Cole with Bruce Henry, Henry Johnson and the Musical Arts Academy 
Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 50th St. 
Produced by South Side Jazz Coalition, Inc., southsidejazzcoalition.com 

9–11 p.m.  Preservation of Fire: QUARTETS hosted by Angel Bat Dawid & King Hippo featuring Eliel Sherman Storey Quartet and Angel bat Dawid & The Brothahood 
Sphere, 3219 S. Morgan St 
Produced by Public Media Institute, publicmediainstitute.com 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 29 
6 p.m.  Nois and the Dave Rempis Quartet Honor Fred Anderson with a Nod to Charlie Parker's 99th Birthday! 
Fred Anderson Park, 1611 S. Wabash Ave. 
Produced by The Birdhouse, Inc. 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 30 
9 p.m.  Woolgathering Records artists Matt Ulery, Russ Johnson and Tim Haldeman with special guests
Sleeping Village, 3734 W. Belmont Ave. 
Produced by Sleeping Village, sleeping-village.com 

 Chicago Cultural Center and Millennium Park

THURSDAY, AUGUST 29
Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington St.
Claudia Cassidy Theater and Preston Bradley Hall
11 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 29 – SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1
Millennium Park
Jay Pritzker Pavilion - Headliners
5:45 p.m.                                 Mystick Krewe of Laff and the Big Shoulders Brass Band will lead a New Orleans style second-line procession (starts at the west side of the Great Lawn)
6:30 p.m.–7:25 p.m.                Jazz Institute of Chicago’s 50th Anniversary featuring Nicole Mitchell, Rob Mazurek, Ari Brown, Jeff Parker and others.
7:45–9 p.m.                             Freddy Cole, Tribute to Nat King Cole

FRIDAY, AUGUST 30 
Millennium Park
Live Jazz Music on Three Stages
11 a.m.–9 p.m.
Jay Pritzker Pavilion–Headliners
3:45 p.m.                                 Mystick Krewe of Laff will lead a New Orleans style second-line Procession (starts at the west side of the Great Lawn)
4:15–5 p.m.                             George Freeman and Billy Branch
5:25–6:10 p.m.                        Joel Ross
6:25–7:25 p.m.                        Ambrose Akinmusire Quartet
7:45–9 p.m.                             Art Ensemble of Chicago

SATURDAY, AUGUST 31
Millennium Park
Live Jazz Music on Four Stages
11 a.m.–9 p.m.
Jay Pritzker Pavilion–Headliners
3:45 p.m.                                 Four Star Brass Band will lead a New Orleans style second-line Procession (starts at the west side of the Great Lawn)
4:15–5 p.m.                             Ben Wendel Seasons
5:25–6:10 p.m.                        Ryan Cohan's Originations
6:25–7:25 p.m.                        Christian McBride
7:45–9 p.m.                             Cécile McLorin Salvant

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1
Millennium Park
Live Jazz Music on Four Stages
11 a.m.–9 p.m.
Jay Pritzker Pavilion–Headliners
3:45 p.m.                                 Four Star Brass Band will lead a New Orleans style second-line                                                 Procession (starts at the west side of the Great Lawn)
4:15–5:0 p.m.5 p.m.                Rempis/Falten/Ra + Baker Quartet
5:25–6:10 p.m. p.m.                Camila Meza and the Nectar Orchestra
6:25–7:25 p.m.                        Latino-America Unida
7:45–9 p.m.                             Eddie Palmieri Sextet

For the latest information on the Chicago Jazz Festival, visit chicagojazzfestival.us, like us on
Facebook at Chicago Jazz Festival and follow us on Twitter (@ChicagoDCASE,
@ChiJazzFest, #ChicagoJazzFestival). For information on the Jazz Institute of Chicago, visit jazzinchicago.org.

Midwest Independent Film Festival >> ALL CREATURES HERE BELOW | Tuesday, Sept 3rd! (Chicago, IL.)

 
#FirstTuesdays
ALL CREATURES HERE BELOW - Sept. 3rd!
The Midwest Independent Film Festival is proud to present ALL CREATURES HERE BELOW, directed by Collin Schiffli, for our September #FirstTuesdays screening event. 

The film is the story of Gensan (David Dastmalchian) and Ruby (Karen Gillan), who live on the fringes of society in Los Angeles, struggling to survive in the face of abject poverty. On a fateful night, they strike out to seize something that has always been denied them, which sets in motion a series of events with dire consequences. Their impulsively committed crime puts them on run from the police. They seek refuge in their hometown of Kansas City, a place filled with the dark secrets that have haunted them since they fled years ago.

Director Collin Schiffli's feature directorial debut, ANIMALS, won a grand jury award at the 2014 SXSW Film Festival and was distributed by Oscilloscope Laboratories and Showtime in 2015. ALL CREATURES HERE BELOW is Schiffli's follow up feature drama. He currently is in production on his next film, DIE IN A GUNFIGHT, which will be released in 2020.


The evening will open at 6 p.m. with cocktails and networking on the 4th floor Century Bar at the Landmark Century Cinema space (2828 N. Clark St.), followed by our signature pre-screening panel at 6:30 p.m.

After the panel, a Q&A session with the filmmaker will immediately follow the 7:30 p.m. film screening, at approximately 9 p.m., followed by an after party.

Members, look for your members-only email to reserve your free tickets! Not yet a member? Join today and receive free tickets to each month's screenings, exclusive discounts in the film community and more! Visit midwestfilm.com/membership today to learn more!

Thank you for your continued support of the Midwest Independent Film Festival! Be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for special ticket promo codes, and we look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, September 3rd!

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