Saturday, September 11, 2021

LITTLE GIRL, Stirring New Documentary on Trans Childhood, Human Rights // Expands to select cities Sept. 24



A film by Sébastien Lifshitz
88 minutes / French with English Subtitles / France / Not Rated

New York, NY // Film Forum
Los Angeles, CA // Laemmle Royal
Vancouver, BC // Vancouver Int'l Film Center

EXPANDS September 24
Miami, FL // O Cinema South Beach
Boca Raton, FL // Living Room Theater
Indianapolis, IN // Living Room Theater
Winston-Salem, NC // A/perture Cinema
Montreal, Quebec // Cinema du musee

EXPANDS October 1
Chicago, IL // Music Box Theatre
Seattle, WA // SIFF Film Center
...and more!

Full list of theatrical engagements available here

**SCREENING LINKS ARE AVAILABLE for reviews and features**
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"A film to change the world." —Little White Lies

“Veteran French docmaker Sébastien Lifshitz is in top form in a transgender character study that pitches familial strength against community resistance...a lovely, light-filled documentary."
LITTLE GIRL is the moving portrait of 7-year-old Sasha, who has always known that she is a girl. Sasha’s family has recently accepted her gender identity, embracing their daughter for who she truly is while working to confront outdated norms and find affirmation in a small community of rural France. Realized with delicacy and intimacy, Sébastien Lifshitz's documentary poetically explores the emotional challenges, everyday feats, and small moments in Sasha’s life.
Directed by Sébastien Lifshitz
Cinematography by Paul Guilhaume
Editing by Pauline Gaillard
Producer by Muriel Meynard
A Music Box Films Release

Copyright © 2021 Bright Iris Film Co., All rights reserved.

'Outlander' Star Sam Heughan To Attend Wizard World Chicago October 16


'Outlander' Star Sam Heughan To Attend Wizard World Chicago Oct. 16

The next big celebrity announcement for Wizard World Chicago is here... and it's the one that "Outlander" fans have been awaiting for months. Sam Heughan, who stars as "Jamie Fraser" in the hit series, returns to Wizard World when he appears on Saturday, October 16. Heughan, a huge hit when he attended Wizard World New Orleans last year, will greet fans, sign autographs, pose for photo ops, conduct a ticketed Q&A panel and participate in a separate VIP-only event as part of a full day of activity at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center.

A variety of VIP packages for an up-close-and-personal experience with Sam will go on sale on Monday, Sept. 13, at noon ET / 9 a.m. PT. Choose from:

Platinum Package ($1,499), which includes:

  • Meet & Greet with Sam with max 30 other people
  • One professional photo op with Sam (solo)
  • Pre-event and at event Concierge Service
  • Dedicated Platinum VIP Check In
  • Selfie with Sam in the Meet & Greet room
  • One in-person personalized autograph by Sam and one pre-signed limited edition print
  • Priority reserved seating to the Special Q&A
  • VIP Pass to the convention all days valued at $179.99!

Gold Package ($349), which includes:

  • One in-person autograph Sam Heughan (no personalization)
  • Priority Seating to the Special Q&A
  • VIP Pass to the convention all days valued at $179.99!
  • Dedicated VIP Check In

Silver Package ($199), which includes:

  • Reserved Seating to the Special Q&A
  • VIP Pass to the convention all days valued at $179.99!
  • Dedicated VIP Check In

General Q&A Panel admission ($29), which includes:

  • General Seating to the Q&A (note you must also purchase admission to Wizard World Chicago to attend)

Big Celebrity Guest Additions Rolling Out Next Week

As if the addition of Heughan, also a best-selling author and winner of numerous awards for his portrayal of the 18th-century Scottish warrior, isn't enough, be on the lookout next week the newsletter and on social media for a whole week of celebrity announcements each day as we gear up for October 15-17.

Heughan joins a standout roster at Wizard World Chicago that already includes William Shatner (“Star Trek,” “Boston Legal”), Michael Rooker (Guardians of the Galaxy, “The Walking Dead”), Matthew Lewis (Harry Potter franchise, “All Creatures Great and Small”), James Marsters (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Angel”), Dean Cain ("Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman," "Supergirl"), Katie Cassidy (“Arrow,” “Melrose Place”), Lou Ferrigno ("The Incredible Hulk," "King of Queens") and Charles Martinet ("Mario Bros." franchise).

Wizard World Chicago admission starts at $39.99.


Gear Up For Wizard World With The Chicago Collection In The Vault

Can't wait for October to get your Wizard World Chicago game on? Neither can we! And we're celebrating with some new arrivals in the Wizard World Vault!

Check out deals on items like photos, banners, collectible figurines and more featuring celebrities like James Marsters, Katie Cassidy, William Shatner, Michael Rooker and others that you'll catch up with in Chicago next month.

And that's just a fraction of what's available at the Vault. See it all now.

Questions? Contact us today


Friday, September 10, 2021

RNDD Art Walk: Where Art + Design Intersect - Opening Reception Friday, Sept 10, 5 - 9 pm (Chicago, IL)



The River North Fall Gallery Walk is back!


Art + Design come together as Chicago designers celebrate internationally renowned artists with special vignettes.

September 10, 2021

5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

This year, Hilton | Asmus Contemporary has partnered with two award winning interior designers and to celebrate the opening of the fall art season in the River North Arts District of Chicago.

Elizabeth Scott Design Group features the work of David Yarrow at ARMAZEM.Design showroom, 212 W. Superior Street


Interiors By Mary Susan features the work of Arica Hilton at Hilton | Asmus Contemporary, 716 N. Wells

We invite you to celebrate the opening of the River North Art Season with us in alliance with

the finest interior designers in Chicago.

The Gallery Walk’s philanthropic partner is Digs with Dignity

which will receive a portion of proceeds. 

Digs with Dignity is so grateful to be the philanthropic partner for River North Design District’s 6th Annual Gallery Walk,” says Kim Hannay, executive director of Digs with Dignity. “Through funds donated from this event, Digs will be able to elevate the lives of many more families transitioning from homelessness in the Chicago area by designing and furnishing a comfortable, dignified home for them. The stability of home is life changing for our families, as it increases both motivation and self-worth. Our partnership with RNDD will enable us to continue to impact the physical and mental well-being of Chicago’s homeless community.”

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HILTON | ASMUS CONTEMPORARY | 716 N. Wells, Chicago, IL 60654


Thursday, September 09, 2021

Chicago Architecture Center >> Retrace the course of the Great Chicago Fire (Chicago, IL.)


Commemorating The Great Fire

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Great Chicago Fire Bus Tour

Discover the True Story of the Great Chicago Fire on a Bus Tour

Did the cow do it? You may know the story of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, but now you can visit the very spot where it began. In this 150th anniversary year of Chicago’s great disaster, this tour will tell stories, bust a few myths, explain the re-building of the city and give you the true story of this disaster. 

Developed in partnership with the Chicago History Museum (CHM), The Great Chicago Fire: Disaster and Recovery is a coach bus tour that follows the blaze's path of destruction and highlights the resiliency of the city during its recovery.

As a CAC docent provides commentary, learn how the site of the fire’s starting point on DeKoven Street became the Chicago Fire Department training facility. Trace the fire’s route to its northern boundaries in Lincoln Park. Along the way, learn about “fireproof” buildings that burned, the few structures that survived and the everyday residents who rebuilt the city.

Please note, this tour departs from and ends at the Chicago History Museum, located at 1601 N. Clark St.

Related Public Programs

Virtual Program: How the Great Fire Changed Chicago
Thursday, October 7 at 10am

The conflagration that tore through Chicago in October 1871 is often credited with rewriting our city’s history. Like most everything from that era, the Great Fire’s aftermath was an opportunity for those on the make. But was it really so clear-cut?

How the Great Fire Changed Chicago

In-Person Program: Tales of the Night Chicago Burned
Wednesday, November 3 at 6pm

Join us for a live onstage performance by master storyteller Scott Whitehair. In this original work, Whitehair will weave together personal narratives of triumph and hardship experienced by those who survived the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.

Tales of the Night Chicago Burned

The CAC’s Great Chicago Fire program series is made possible by Underwriters Laboratories Inc.


Effective Friday, August 20, the Chicago Department of Public Health requires that everyone 2+ wear masks in public indoor settings, regardless of vaccination status. This includes in our Center, anytime a walking tour goes indoors, and in the enclosed salon area onboard the vessels of Chicago’s First Lady Cruises. Learn more about our safety policies here.

Located at 111 East Wacker Drive in downtown Chicago, the CAC, including Box Office, Design Store and exhibit galleries, are open daily from 10am-5pm. Advanced tickets are not required to enter the Center.

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