Via Zoom: Raul Benitez on the After Dark Series, Chicago International Film Festival

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CHICAGO – One of the more popular series at the Chicago International Film Festival (CIFF) – opening tomorrow, October 13th, 2021 – is the After Dark series. The title screams horror films, but the series also focuses on outliers in categories such as sci-fi, fantasy and the just plain bizarre. Raul Benitez, the programmer of After Dark, has fashioned another chilling line-up of genre short and feature films. Click 57th CIFF After Dark for the line-up and details.

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‘After Dark’ at the Chicago International Film Festival
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Raul Benitez is a veteran curator, programmer and screener for various festivals and film entities, including for the first time selecting the After Dark series at the 57th CIFF. This year’s festival is a hybrid, so certain films in this series are available virtually/online, as well as screening in area theaters and the Chi-Town Movies Drive-In.

In an interview via Zoom with Programmer Raul Benitez of the After Dark series at the 57th CIFF, by Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com, the film line-up and selection process is discussed …

The 57th Chicago International Film Festival will take place October 13th to October 24th, 2021. Click here for schedules and to purchase tickets.

HollywoodChicago.com senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

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

© 2021 Patrick McDonald, HollywoodChicago.com

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