Slideshow: 50th Chicago International Film Festival Opening Night, Black Perspectives Gala

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Colin Farrell of ‘Miss Julie’ at the 50th Chicago International Film Festival.

CHICAGO – The 2014 edition of the 50th Chicago International Film Festival kicked off on October 9th with a spectacular presentation of “Miss Julie,” directed by the legendary Liv Ullmann, featuring Colin Ferrell and Jessica Chastain. The following evening was the Black Perspective Gala, at which the spotlight was on “Beyond the Lights,” starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw and directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood.

Photographer Joe Arce was on the scene at both events, and shot these portraits from the red carpet. Click “Next” and “Previous” to scan through the slideshow or jump directly to individual photos with the captioned links below. All images © Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for HollywoodChicago.com.

  1. CIFF1: Colin Farrell of ‘Miss Julie’ at the 50th Chicago International Film Festival.
  2. CIFF2: Opening Night with Director Liv Ullmann of ‘Miss Julie.’
  3. CIFF3: Kathleen Turner, Iconic Actress & Head of International Competition Jury.
  4. CIFF4: Founder of the Chicago International Film Festival, Michael Kutza.
  5. CIFF5: Chicago native and director of ‘The Fugitive,’ Andrew Davis.
  6. CIFF6: Actress Grace McPhillips of the festival film, ‘The Other One.’
  7. CIFF7: Actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw at the Black Perspectives Gala.
  8. CIFF8: Gina Prince-Bythewood, director of the ‘Beyond the Lights.’

The 50th Chicago International Film Festival continues through October 23rd, 2014. Click here for film schedules, information and to purchase tickets.

HollywoodChicago.com senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

By PATRICK McDONALD
Senior Staff Writer
HollywoodChicago.com
pat@hollywoodchicago.com

© 2014 Patrick McDonald, HollywoodChicago.com

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