CHICAGO – When faced with adversity, the best way around it is to somehow break into song. That is the feeling behind the Brown Paper Box Co.’s “Positively Present: An Uplifting Cabaret,” running April 7th and 8th at Mary’s Attic in Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood. The event features company member Kristi Szczepanek as host, and presents song stylings by other company members, including Anna Schutz, plus some special guests. For details and ticket information, click here.
Film News: Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com to Host ‘The Thieves’ in Chicago on June 24, 2015
CHICAGO – The International Screenings Program – co-presented by the City of Chicago, the Chicago International Film Festival (Cinema/Chicago) and the city’s Department of Cultural Affairs – continues on Wednesday, June 24. 2015, with the film “The Thieves” (“Dodookdeul”) from South Korea. The event takes place at the Chicago Cultural Center at 6:30pm, admission is free, and is co-presented that evening by the Korean Consulate General of Chicago. The event will be hosted by Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com.
’The Thieves’ Will Be Presented on June 24, 2015, at the Chicago Cultural Center
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“The Thieves” is a high octane action/heist movie, involving a gang that is going for their ultimate last robbery – a $20 million dollar diamond called “Tear of the Sun” – and experiencing many unexpected consequences. Directed by Dong-Hoon Choi, and featuring locations in South Korea (Seoul, Busan) and China (Hong Kong, Macau), “The Thieves” is as exciting and unpredictable as the best in the action film genre.
Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com will introduce the film and will lead a discussion after the 6:30pm showing on June 24 (doors open at 5:45pm). The historic Chicago Cultural Center is located at 76 E. Washington.