Slideshow: Opening Night at 58th Chicago International Film Festival, Oct. 12, 2022

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Steve James, director of ‘A Compassionate Spy.’

CHICAGO – Opening Night was a sensation for the 58th Chicago International Film Festival (CIFF). Besides the Opening Night Red Carpet for the film “A Compassionate Spy,” a Block Party took place on the streets in front of Chicago’s historic Music Box Theatre, in a memorable beginning to a Fest that runs through October 23rd. was there through intrepid photographer Joe Arce, and he captured these images of the Red Carpet. In addition, some Block Party pictures from the 58th CIFF Opening Night. Photos One-Four: © Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for Photo Five: © Timothy M. Schmidt Photo Six: © Barry Brecheisen Photo Seven: Patrick McDonald of

  1. CIFFOPEN1: Steve James, director of ‘A Compassionate Spy.’
  2. CIFFOPEN2: Lucy Zukaitis portrayed Joan Hall in ‘A Compassionate Spy.’
  3. CIFFOPEN3: J. Michael Wright portrayed Ted Hall in ‘A Compassionate Spy.’
  4. CIFFOPEN4: J. Michael Wright and Lucy Zukaitis at the 58th CIFF Red Carpet.
  5. CIFFOPEN5: Chicago’s Music Box Theatre at 58th CIFF Opening Night.
  6. CIFFOPEN6: Steve James on Red Carpet with Block Party on Street.
  7. CIFFOPEN7: DARK ROOM MEN (Patrick McDonald and Nick Allen) at Block Party.

The 58th Chicago International Film Festival runs through October 23rd, 2022. Click for tickets, schedules and details. senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

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