Lithuanian Film Festival in Chicago: January 21-26

The Vilnius Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International and the Consulate General of The Republic of Lithuania in Chicago are proud to present the Lithuanian Film Festival in Chicago, running January 21-26. The program will feature recent works by emerging Lithuanian filmmakers and will illustrate new trends in Lithuanian cinema. The screenings will include short and full-length films and will be introduced by film director and CEO of “Era Film” Rasa Miskinyte from Vilnius.

Opening Night will be held at Claudia Cassidy Theater in the Chicago Cultural Center on January 21. Please contact Ieva Dilyte, Manager of International Programs, for additional information.

Liudas Mockunas Quartet at the Umbrella Music Festival, November 5

The Liudas Mockunas Quartet from Lithuania will be performing as part of the Umbrella Music Festival: European Jazz Meets Chicago.

Liudas Mockunas Quartet – Lithuania
6pm, Claudia Cassidy Theater
Saxophonist, clarinetist and composer Liudas Mockunas is among the most remarkable Lithuanian jazzmen of the younger generation, an exponent of modern jazz and free avantgarde. In his music he erases boundaries between jazz and contemporary academic music. Fascinated by the origins of sound and possibilities of the overtones, he has developed an original reed performance style, saturated with multiphonics technique.

Admission is free.
Location: Chicago Cultural Center (78 E. Washington Street; phone: 312-744-6630)
For more information about the festival, performers, and venues, visit:

A special preview featuring all the bands will be made available at The Hideout (1354 W Wabansia Ave; phone: 773-227-4433) on November 4 beginning at 10pm for an $8 cover fee.