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CIFF23: Peter Sarsgaard Plus Closing Night at 59th CIFF, 'The Bikeriders'

CHICAGO – That’s a wrap! The 59th Chicago International Film Festival (CIFF) Closing Night is October 22nd, 2023, with “The Bikeriders,” which is set in Chicago and directed by Jeff Nichols (“Mud,” “Take Shelter”), who will make an appearance on behalf of the film. Click CLOSING for info and tickets.

CIFF23: Writer/Director Emerald Fennell Applies the ‘Saltburn’

CHICAGO – Writer, Director and Actor Emerald Fennell is leading a new revolution of commentary in her feature films. She began with “Promising Young Woman” in 2020 – for which she won an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay – and her follow-up is “Saltburn,” which screened at the 59th Chicago International Film Festival on October 19th.

CIFF23: Actor David Dastmalchian for ‘Late Night with the Devil’

CHICAGO – David Dastmalchian’s star is rising rapidly. The actor, who studied locally at DePaul University, brought his new role on film – “Late Night with the Devil” – to the 59th Chicago International Film Festival. A reprise screening will take place on October 19th, 2023. Click LATE NIGHT for info and tickets.

CIFF23: Actor Michael Shannon Makes Director Debut for ‘Eric Larue’

CHICAGO – Michael Shannon is also a film director. The distinctive actor, who has wowed cinema fans with his performances over the years, showcased his directorial debut at the 59th Chicago International Film Festival (CIFF) with “Eric Larue.” Shannon did a master class on directing, walked the Red Carpet and appeared at the film screening.

CIFF23: Opening Night Red Carpet, Weekend Industry Days

CHICAGO – It’s officially launched! The 59th Chicago International Film Festival (CIFF) began on October 11th, 2023, with a Block Party near the historic Music Box Theatre and continues through October 22th. HollywoodChicago.com caught up with the director of the Opening Night film, “We Grown Now,” and offers a preview to this weekend’s Industry Days.

Podtalk: Director Leo Milano for His Debut Feature ‘The Crusades,' Releasing July 7, 2023

CHICAGO – It’s rare to see a director debut that is nuanced, anarchistic and different, but the high school coming-of-age comedy “The Crusades” – by first-timer Leo Milano – scores with its solid comedic script, unique characters and passionate homage to Chicagoland’s Northwest Burbs, as well as featuring hot actor Rudy Pankow (Netflix’s “Outer Banks”).

Podtalk: Michael Kinirons of ‘The Sparrow’ at 24th Chicago Irish Film Festival, Mar. 2, 2023

Sparrow, The

CHICAGO – One of the bonus elements of Chicago’s many film events is the opportunity to meet filmmakers from all around the world. The 24th Chicago Irish Film Festival (CIFF) will open on Thursday, March 2nd, 2023, with “The Sparrow,” and appearing on behalf of the film is writter/director Michael Kinirons. For ticket information, click THE SPARROW.

Film News: 24th Chicago Irish Film Festival Opens on Mar. 2, 2023, with ‘The Sparrow’

2023 Chicago Irish Film Festival

CHICAGO – The month of March is always a holy time for the Chicago Irish ancestors, as St. Patrick’s Day is the city’s unofficial Mardi Gras. In conjunction with that heritage, the 24th Chicago Irish Film Festival (CIFF) will open on Thursday, March 2nd, 2023, with “The Sparrow,” a gripping family drama written and directed by Michael Kinirons. For ticket information, click THE SPARROW.

Podtalk: Director Amos Why on ‘Far Far Away,’ During Last Weekend of Asian Pop-Up Cinema

Far Far Away APUC 2022

CHICAGO – Season 15 of the Asian Pop-Up Cinema (APUC) is wrapping up its Fall Edition with Hong Kong Week, and this final weekend is packed with films and in-person events. Click links for details, the following two are on Saturday, November 5th … FAR FAR AWAY, THE FIRST GIRL I LOVED. And on Sunday, November 6th … PRETTY HEART, SEPTET and SCREENINGS WITH THE STARS

Via Zoom: Yeung Chiu-Hoi of ‘The First Girl I Loved’ at Asian Pop Up Cinema, Nov. 5th, 2022

First Girl I Loved, The APUC 2022

CHICAGO – Season 15 of the Asian Pop-Up Cinema (APUC) is wrapping up its Fall Edition with Hong Kong Week, and this final weekend is packed with films and in-person events. Click links for details, the following two are on Saturday, November 5th … FAR FAR AWAY, THE FIRST GIRL I LOVED. And on Sunday, November 6th … PRETTY HEART, SEPTET and SCREENINGS WITH THE STARS.

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  • 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.

  • Joe Turner's Come and Gone Goodman Theatre

    CHICAGO – The late playwright August Wilson left a gift to the world in the form of his “American Century Cycle,” a series of plays each individually set in a decade of the 20th Century, focusing on the black experience. Chicago’s Goodman Theatre presents Wilson’s “Joe Turner’s Come and Gone,” now through May 19th, 2024 (click here).

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