Saturday, October 05, 2019

Chicago Int'l Film Festival >> Discover Chicago During The Fest! (Chicago, IL.)

Discover Chicago During #ChiFilmFest
Check out our hotels and hot spots!
Whether you're visiting us from half a world away or the next town over,
experience Chicago like a local with our hospitality partners, each prepared to make your Festival experience an unforgettable one!
Festival Travel and Hotels
Experience with the Festival’s Hotel Partners and Official Airline
St. Jane Hotel
HQ Hotel

Perfectly situated in the downtown Loop District and close to a diverse collection of restaurants and bars, museums, galleries and music venues, St. Jane is Chicago’s new hub for reveling, dining and communing.

Ambassador Chicago
Host Hotel

Located in the iconic Downtown Gold Coast neighborhood, famed Ambassador Chicago has been a destination for film and music celebrities, fashion icons, politicians and travelers from all over world.

Hotel EMC2
Participating Hotel

Experience upscale amenities and unparalleled services at Hotel EMC2! Near Navy Pier and upscale shops and restaurants along The Magnificent Mile. 
LOT Polish Airlines
Airline Partner

Fly LOT Polish Airlines nonstop from Chicago, Miami, New York, Newark and Los Angeles to Warsaw and fly from New York to Budapest on the Dreamliner.
Festival Hot Spots
Check out the best restaurants and bars around the city!
25 Degrees - 736 N. Clark St.
the Albert - 228 E. Ontario St.
Aster Hall - 900 N. Michigan Ave.
Chop Shop - 2033 W. North Ave.
D4 Irish Pub & Cafe - 345 E. Ohio St.
Dollop - 345 E. Ohio St.
Eataly Chicago - 43 E. Ohio St.
ETA Restaurant + Bar - 455 N. Park Dr.
Farmhouse Chicago - 228 W. Chicago Ave.
The Gage - 24 S. Michigan Ave.
Kamehachi - 1531 N. Wells St.
La Scarola - 721 W. Grand Ave.
Little Goat Diner - 820 W. Randolph St.
Lucky Strike - 322 E. Illinois St.
LUXBAR - 18 E. Bellevue Pl.
Marchesa - 535 N. Wells St.
Niu B - 888 S. Michigan Ave.
Niu Sushi - 332 E. Illinois St.
Robert's Pizza and Dough Company - 465 N. McClurg Ct.
TAO Chicago - 632 N. Dearborn St.
Toni Patisserie and Cafe - 65 E. Washington St.
Tortoise Supper Club - 350 N. State St.
Travelle at the Langham - 330 N. Wabash Ave.
Yoshi's Cafe - 3257 N. Halsted St.
Lives With Flavors:
From Earth to the Michelin Star - Carlos Gaytán
This delectable documentary chronicles the arc of celebrated Chicago chef Carlos Gaytán’s incredible life journey: After emigrating to the U.S. from a humble home in the mountains of Guerrero at age 20, he worked his way up to assisting chef Dominique Tougne at Lincoln Park’s Chez Moi. Against all odds, Gaytán opened his own restaurant, Mexique, and became the first Latin American chef to receive a coveted Michelin star.

Screening Details:
Monday, October 21
AMC River East 21 (322 E. Illinois St.)
Festival Updates
Stay up to date on all things #ChiFilmFest!
Find our Festival schedule in this Sunday's New York Times! Be sure to pick up your copy this weekend!
We're partnering with The A.V. Club to host an advanced screening of Palme d'Or winner Parasite. Become a member to get in!
Sponsorship Opportunities
Are you affiliated with a corporation or organization that is looking for unique sponsorship opportunities? Contact Sponsorship Manager Jackie O'Connor for more information on our customized partnerships!
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.

Gary Borgstedt "This is Not a Painting" at LACDA (Los Angeles, CA.)


Los Angeles Center for Digital Art 
los angeles center for digital art
104 East Fourth Street 
Los Angeles, CA 90013

Gary Borgstedt
"This is Not a Painting"

October 10- November 2, 2019

Reception : Saturday, October 12,  6-9pm
ArtWalk Preview: Thursday, October 10,

Gary Borgstedt laughs when he recalls the time when a boyfriend, during a messy breakup, told him that he (Gary) was autistic.  Decades later another boyfriend, during yet another breakup, accused Gary of having ADD.  Gary admits that he has always been sort of a "space cadet" and that his head is often in the clouds.  This is especially true when he is working on his art.

Gary crafts his abstractions in his studio by arranging pieces of fabric on his work table and studio wall and then photographing them.  No canvas, no painting, no paper, no drawing. Just strategically-placed pieces of fabric and camera manipulations. He transforms his literal subject matter from something that is unequivocally "what it is" into something that is completely open to interpretation.  His viewers are encouraged to suspend reality and engage with the ambiguity... to dream.
L.A. Center for Digital Art, 104 East Fourth Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013