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Ahoy! Amanda will give a Detours-style architecture river tour Sat, 5/9, 1pm CST. As featured in Block Club, “Cruise from Your Couch Virtual Boat Tour” may be the first virtual experience of its kind. The $8 tickets are a steal. Make a virtual date and be there!
Historic Happy Hour includes virtual visits to classic neighborhood bars
like the Rainbo Club and Stanley’s. Join us at 6pm for a toast to five
old school Chicago bars! This weekend’s virtual tours include a jaunt to
Hyde Park for the old and new architecture of UChicago, and a visit to
Al Capone’s haunts that still exist today.
FREE Happy Hours and Virtual Tours
Fri, 5/1 6pm: “Five Classic Chicago Bars” - Amanda
Sat, 5/2 1pm: “Gargoyles, Jenga Towers, and Robots in a UChicago Campus Tour” - Amanda
Sun, 5/3 1pm: “What’s Left of Al Capone’s Chicago” - Alex
Highlighting visionary films from each year of the Festival that you can stream from home. Find all entries here.
2019, 55th Festival
Director: Pedro Costa
Influential film critic Jonathan Rosenbaum contributes an introduction to Pedro Costa's Vitalina Varela, winner of the Silver Hugo Jury Prize at the 55th Festival last fall. The film will be released tomorrow on the Gene Siskel Film Center's Virtual Cinema. Catch up on this award-winning film and continue supporting Chicago's theaters this weekend!
You can now follow our #56Films project on Letterboxd. Check off films you watch or rewatch and contribute your own reviews!
Dinner and a (Streaming) Movie
Local classics from Gibsons paired with The Blues Brothers
This week, we’re on a mission from God to satiate your cinematic appetite with Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse’s Chef Dan Huebschmann for a menu of local classics to be paired with beloved Chicago film, The Blues Brothers!
Each week for Dinner and a (Streaming) Movie,
one chef will choose one of their favorite dishes from their restaurant
and recommend a film to pair it with for a tasty night in.
In celebration of National Poetry Month, the Chicago International Film Festival and Siskel/Jacobs Productions present a virtual Q&A on Tuesday April 28 at 4:00pm CT for the award winning documentary Louder than a Bomb with poet Nate Marshall and co-director Greg Jacobs. The film is available to stream for free online now.
programs are made possible by the support of generous sponsors and
patrons. Learn how you can support our education program here.
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years, the Chicago International Film Festival has brought the world's
most exciting films and filmmakers to Chicago every autumn. From film
premieres and filmmaker Q&As to red carpet tributes and special
events, we bring communities together through the shared love of film.
Contact Sponsorship Manager Jackie O'Connor to see how your organization or business can connect with our audiences and be a part of the experience!
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 Program, CineYouth Festival, and year-round Education Program.
Celebrating its 56th edition in 2020, the Chicago International Film
Festival is North America's longest-running competitive film festival.