The 45th Chicago International Film Festival will be held from October 8th until October 22th this year. This remarkable festival boasts a wide variety of international films, some featuring stars Uma Thurman, Martin Landau and Willem Dafoe. In the past, this festival has shown such hits as Slumdog Millionaire and Reservoir Dogs before they became famous. Basically, there will be a lot of great flicks. So take a break from studying and paper writing and come out to see a worthwhile film for once.
Some films that look particularly interesting:
“An Education” (UK)
A bright schoolgirl and promising musician falls for a charismatic older man whose promises of freedom and happiness threaten to dissolve her carefully constructed world.
A group of young “hipsters” refuse to conform their radical wardrobes and lifestyle choices with Soviet norms. Set in 1955 Moscow.
Friday 10/9 – Sunday 10/11
“Raging Sun, Raging Sky” (Mexico)
One man’s quest for love among the worst neighborhoods of Mexico City. Names the best gay-themed feature at Berlin.
Sat 10/10-Mon 10/12
The festival theater is the AMC River East 21, located at 322 E. Illinois St., and the festival runs from noon until 8:00 pm 7 days a week. More details online at www.chicagofilmfestival.com.