CCFF2023: 10th Chicago Critic’s Fest Weekend Films Preview

Printer-friendly versionPrinter-friendly versionE-mail page to friendE-mail page to friendPDF versionPDF version
No votes yet

CHICAGO – The 10th Chicago Critics Film Festival (CCFF) continues on May 6th, with a local filmmaker and her feature debut. “Waiting for the Light to Change,” directed by Lihn Tran, is Sunday’s featured film. Click on WAITING for tickets and more information.

“Waiting"
Waiting for the Light to Change
Photo credit: ChicagoCriticsFilmFestival.com

HollywoodChicago.com Oscarman rating: 5.0/5.0
Rating: 5.0/5.0

Best friends since high school, Kim and Amy haven’t seen each other since Amy moved to the west coast for grad school. Now the two are reunited as they join a group of friends for a trip to a lake house with Kim’s boyfriend, Jay. When Amy had left for the west coast, she was in love with Jay, though she never pursued it due to her insecurities thinking she was too fat and ugly. While she has changed physically, her feelings for Jay haven’t, and the reunion has brought them back to the surface. Lihn Tran will appear on behalf of the film and participate in a post-screening Q&A.

CAPSULE REVIEW: This is a delicate and beautiful film that drives its narrative through truthful dialogue and the motivated actions in the group of friends, who are transitioning away from each other. It’s an extraordinary moment about young adulthood, where “responsibilities” and “coupling” are rearing their two-headed monstrous presence. Lihn Tran is a director to watch, now and beyond. (7pm)

The 10th Chicago Critics Film Festival is the the only such festival in the country curated by film critics, and highlights the 2023 films from the early year festivals like Sundance and SXSW. Day Three will also feature “Passages,” directed by Ira Sachs and “Lakota Nation vs. the United States” (Jesse Short Bull and Laura Tomaselli). More film reviews of the Festival offerings will be published at HollywoodChicago.com at various times during the six day event.

The 10th Chicago Critics Film Festival runs from May 5th through May 11th, 2023, at the Music Box Theatre, 3733 North Southport, Chicago. For the CCFF website, click here.

HollywoodChicago.com senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

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

© 2023 Patrick McDonald, HollywoodChicago.com

User Login

Free Giveaway Mailing

TV, DVD, BLU-RAY & THEATER REVIEWS

  • Prodigal Daughter, The

    CHICAGO – One of the open secrets of Chicago is its horrible racist past, which remains like an echo. Playwright Joshua Allen has been exploring this theme in his Grand Boulevard Trilogy – the last chapter talking place during the infamous 1919 race riots – in Raven Theatre’s “The Prodigal Daughter.” For tickets and info, click TPD.

  • Michael Shannon and Travis A. Knight, Red Orchid's TURRET

    CHICAGO – When in the presence of a powerful acting force like Michael Shannon, the depth of performance is emotional and passionately essential. He co-leads with Travis A. Knight in Red Orchid Theatre’s World Premiere of Levi Holloway’s “Turret,” just extended to June 22nd at the Chopin Theatre.

Advertisement



HollywoodChicago.com on Twitter

archive

HollywoodChicago.com Top Ten Discussions
referendum
tracker