DAY SEVEN Podtalk: Thomasin McKenzie of ‘Jojo Rabbit,' 55th Chicago International Film Fest

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CHICAGO – Thomasin McKenzie – a rising young actor – has just had her second high profile role, as Elsa in the upcoming “Jojo Rabbit.” The 55th Chicago International Film Festival had a special screening of the film on October 21st, 2019, and New Zealand native McKenzie walked the Red Carpet. The Film Festival continues through October 27th.

The Chicago International Film Festival Celebrates DAY SEVEN of the My-Kind-of-Town movie spectacular. Today is the day for the short films programs SHORTS 2 (“Portraits”) and 6 (“We All Laugh”) One of today’s screenings, A THIEF’S DAUGHTER, is both in the New Director’s Competition and Women in Cinema categories. Click here for a complete rundown of DAY SEVEN screenings and events.

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Thomasin McKenzie on the Red Carpet at the 55th Chicago International Film Festival
Photo credit: Pamela Powell of the Daily Journal

Writer-director Taika Waititi brings his signature style of humor and pathos to his latest film, Jojo Rabbit, a World War II satire that follows a lonely German boy named Jojo (Roman Griffin) whose world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother (Scarlett Johansson) is hiding a young Jewish girl (Thomasin McKenzie) in their attic. Aided only by his idiotic imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler (Taika Waititi), Jojo must confront his blind nationalism.

In a Podtalk with Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com – on the Red Carpet for “Jojo Rabbit” at the 55th Chicago International Film Festival – actor Thomasin McKenzie reflects on her Anne Frank-type role and fellow New Zealander Taika Waititi.

The 55th Chicago International Film Festival takes place October 16th to October 27th, 2019. Click here for film schedules, information and to purchase tickets.

HollywoodChicago.com senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

By PATRICK McDONALD
Editor and Film Writer
HollywoodChicago.com
pat@hollywoodchicago.com

© 2019 Patrick McDonald, HollywoodChicago.com

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