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Film News: Chicago Critics Film Festival Closes With ‘A Ghost Story’ on May 18, 2017

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CHICAGO – All great things must inevitably end, and the 5th annual Chicago Critics Film Festival will go out with a bang, with the hottest film at the recent Sundance Film Festival, “A Ghost Story,” at Chicago’s Music Box Theatre on Thursday May 18th (8pm). This will conclude a day of films, with “Lucky,” “Mr Roosevelt” and “Menashe” screen preceding the finale.

“A Ghost Story” was written and directed by David Lowery, and is an exploration of legacy, love, loss, and existence, as a recently deceased ghost (Casey Affleck) returns in a white sheet to his suburban home to try to reconnect with his bereft widow (Rooney Mara). The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January, and will open nationwide in July.

The Closing Night Film of Chicago Critics Film Festival, ‘A Ghost Story’
Photo credit: A24

The film is the finale for the 2017 Chicago Film Critics Festival, a seven day celebration of cinema. The festival was created by the the Chicago Film Critics Association (CFCA) in 2013, and offers a selection of films comprised of recent festival favorites, a major revival and yet-to-be-distributed works from a wide variety of filmmakers – ranging from award winners to new films – all chosen by members of CFCA. The CCFF takes place at the Music Box Theatre on Chicago’s north side, which features an optimum atmosphere, lounge and beer garden for post screening revelry.

The Closing Night film for the 5th Chicago Critics Film Festival is “A Ghost Story” on May 18th, 2017, at the Music Box Theatre, 3733 North Southport., Chicago. For more information of final day films, including the purchase of tickets, click here.

HollywoodChicago.com senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

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© 2017 Patrick McDonald, HollywoodChicago.com

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