Slideshow: Exclusive Red-Carpet Portraits at 2013 Chicago International Film Festival

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Oscar Isaac of ‘Inside Llewyn Davis,’ directed by Joel and Ethan Coen.

CHICAGO – On the most exciting moments of any major film premiere is the red carpet, on which the film stars, directors and producers appear for photos and interviews. At the 2013 49th Chicago International Film Festival, there were several major red carpet events, and was there to cover them.

Featured performers Bruce Dern, Oscar Isaac, Geoffrey Rush, Michael Shannon and Harry Lennix were among the celebrities walking the carpet at the Festival, along with their production teams and co-stars. Premieres included “Nebraska,” “Inside Llewyn Davis,” “The Book Thief,” “The Harvest,” “The Motel Life” and “H4,” all having screenings at the 49th Chicago International Film Festival. was at those premieres, and photographer Joe Arce took these Exclusive Portraits during the red carpet events. Click “Next” and “Previous” to scan through the slideshow or jump directly to individual photos with the captioned links below. All photos © Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for

  1. CIFFRED1: Bruce Dern, lead actor in ‘Nebraska,’ directed by Alexander Payne.
  2. CIFFRED2: Oscar Isaac of ‘Inside Llewyn Davis,’ directed by Joel and Ethan Coen.
  3. CIFFRED3: Michael Shannon takes the lead role in ‘The Harvest.’
  4. CIFFRED4: Meadow Williams has a supporting role in ‘The Harvest.”
  5. CIFFRED5: Director John McNaughton of ‘The Harvest.’
  6. CIFFRED6: Producer Steven A. Jones of ‘The Harvest.’
  7. CIFFRED7: Legendary cinematographer Haskell Wexler, and director of ‘Medium Cool.’
  8. CIFFRED8: Oscar winner Geoffrey Rush is featured in ‘The Book Thief.’
  9. CIFFRED9: Newcomer child actor Sophie Nelisse of ‘The Book Thief.’
  10. CIFFRED10: Director Brian Percival of ‘The Book Thief’ and ‘Downton Abbey.’
  11. CIFFRED11: Character actor Harry Lennix is electrifying in ‘H4,’
  12. CIFFRED12: Amad Jackson is a supporting performer in ‘H4.’
  13. CIFFRED13: Geno Monteiro portrays Shakespeare character Hotspur in ‘H4.’
  14. CIFFRED14: Director brothers Alan and Gabe Polsky of ‘The Motel Life.’
  15. CIFFRED15: Jennifer Chambers Lynch, subject of ‘Despite the Gods.’
  16. CIFFRED16: Sydney Lynch, with a supporting role in ‘Despite the Gods.’
  17. CIFFRED17: Director Penny Vozniak, of the documentary ‘Despite the Gods.’

The Chicago International Film Festival is presented by Cinema/Chicago, a year round advocate for local and international film. Check out all the 2013 Festival highlights at senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

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