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Film News: Closing-Night Film ‘The Shape of Water’ at 53rd Chicago International Film Festival

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CHICAGO – Two weeks of tributes, perspectives and events have flown by, including the amazing line-up of over 150 films from 50 countries. The 53rd Chicago International Film Festival concludes Thursday, October 26th, 2017, with “The Shape of Water” (United States), directed by Guillermo Del Toro (“Pan’s Labyrinth”).

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’The Shape of Water’ is the Closing Night film at the 53rd Chicago International Film Festival
Photo credit: Chicago International Film Festival

“The Shape of Water” features Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, Chicago’s own Michael Shannon, Michael Stuhlbarg and Richard Jenkins in a film set in America during the Cold War era of 1962. The film is a lyrical tribute to the movies themselves, and why we love them. Michael Shannon and Michael Stuhlbarg will make an appearance on the Red Carpet before the film, on behalf of the film. “The Shape of Water” won the Founder’s Award at the Festival, presented by Michael Kutza.

“The Shape of Water” is the Closing Night film of the 53rd Chicago International Film Festival on Thursday, October 26th (7pm), at the AMC River East 21, 322 East Illinois Street, Chicago. Cinema/Chicago, the sponsor of the Film Festival, has movie events throughout the year. Sign up for membership and get free screenings and special privileges. Click here for more information.

HollywoodChicago.com senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

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

© 2017 Patrick McDonald, HollywoodChicago.com

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