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Slideshow: Exclusive Portraits from 2016 Chicago Critics Film Festival

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Kennedy, director Anne Hamilton and producer Kishori Rajan of ‘American Fable.’

CHICAGO – That’s a wrap! After seven days of fantastic films and packed houses, the 4th Annual Chicago Critics Film Festival (CCFF) had their closing night on May 26th, 2016, with the film “Operator” – featuring Martin Starr (“Silicon Valley”), and directed by Logan Kibens. HollywoodChicago.com was at the event for all the celebrity appearances, and photographer Joe Arce got these Exclusive Portraits.

The CCFF was created by the Chicago Film Critics Association in 2013, and the 4th annual event took place at Chicago’s historic Music Box Theatre. The festival offered a selection of films comprised of recent festival favorites and as-yet-undistributed works covering a wide variety of genres, and it’s currently the only major film critics group hosting its own festival.

The only honor given at the fest is the Audience “Favorite” Award, to acknowledge the film-loving patrons at the CCFF. That award went to “Hunt for the Wilderpeople,” the engaging comedy from writer/director Taika Waititi (“What We Do in the Shadows”).

Photographer Joe Arce was on the scene, for every celebrity appearance at the CCFF, and shot Exclusive Portraits in association with the films “War on Everyone,” “Morris from America,” “Little Men,” “American Fable,” “In a Valley of Violence,” “First Girl I Loved,” and the Closing Night film, the shot-in-Chicago “Operator.” Click “Next” and “Previous” to scan through the slideshow or jump directly to individual photos with the captioned links below. All photos are © Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for HollywoodChicago.com.

  1. CCFF1: Michael Peña of ‘War on Everyone’ and ‘Ant-Man.’
  2. CCFF2: Craig Robinson of ‘Morris from America’ and ‘The Office.’
  3. CCFF3: Director Ira Sachs for ‘Little Men.’
  4. CCFF4: Martin Starr of ‘Operator’ and ‘Silicon Valley.’
  5. CCFF5: Martin Starr, director Logan Kibens (ctr) and writer Sharon Green of ‘Operator.’
  6. CCFF6: Writer/director Ti West of ‘In a Valley of Violence.’
  7. CCFF7: Actress Dylan Gelula of ‘First Girl I Loved.’
  8. CCFF8: Actress Peyton Kennedy of ‘American Fable.’
  9. CCFF9: Peyton Kennedy is ready for her close up.
  10. CCFF10: Kennedy, director Anne Hamilton and producer Kishori Rajan of ‘American Fable.’

The Chicago Critics Film Festival is an annual event presented by the Chicago Film Critics Association. For a summary of the 2016 CCFF, click here.

HollywoodChicago.com senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

By PATRICK McDONALD
Writer, Editorial Coordinator
HollywoodChicago.com
pat@hollywoodchicago.com

© 2016 Patrick McDonald, HollywoodChicago.com

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