DAY SEVEN: Centerpiece 'C’mon C’Mon' at 57th Chicago International Film Festival, Oct. 19, 2021

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CHICAGO – Day Seven of the 57th Chicago International Film Festival (CIFF) highlights the Centerpiece Film “C’mon C’mon.” The upcoming fall film was directed by Mike Mills (“Beginners”) and features Joaquin Phoenix (click C’MON for details).

The 57th Chicago International Film Festival DAY SEVEN features screenings in theater, at the drive-in and virtual/online. Click here for a complete how-to guide on navigating the 57th CIFF. And click DAY SEVEN for the complete line up of films.

C’mon C’mon
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EVENT OF THE DAY: “C’mon C’mon” features Joaquin Phoenix in a remarkably warm, sympathetic performance as Johnny, a restless radio documentary producer who flies across the country to visit his sister (Gaby Hoffmann) in hopes of reconnecting with his family. Director Mike Mills will appear via live virtual broadcast.

APPEARANCES OF THE DAY: 8:30pm: “Acts of Love” … Special Guests Scheduled to Attend (click link below).

FILM OF THE DAY: “Acts of Love” – An intriguing film, based on the notion of what love is and how we pursue it. The director is Isidore Bethel (with Francis LePlay) and he is ruminating about a love he has left behind in Mexico City. Moving back to Chicago, he starts interviewing men he has met on dating sites and convinces a few of them to participate in fictional scenarios based on the interviews. The film is a series of episodes, punctuated by direct conversations between the filmmaker and his mother. The glimpse into the light and dark corners of what love can be is a perfect example of do-it-yourself filmmaking that has something to say within its art. (click ACTS OF LOVE for details).

Trailer for “C’mon C’mon” …

The 57th Chicago International Film Festival runs through October 24th, 2021. Click here for schedules and to purchase tickets. senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

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