Organizers hope J-Town film fest will become annual event

Joliet could be set to join the ranks of cities like Telluride, California, Park City, Utah and even Chicago, Illinois after it rolls out its first film festival this April.

Shorewood HUGS Chocolate Ball is Feb. 3

For its 10th anniversary, this year’s the theme for the event is Breakfast at Tiffany’s and is set to run from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Joliet Clarion Hotel, 411 S.Larkin Ave.

The Shape of Water Nominated for Six Golden Globes

Director Guillermo del Toro (Pacific Rim, Pan's Labyrinth) has struck genre-laden gold with his latest film, The Shape of Water, currently in theaters, which was nominated for a Golden Globe in seven categories. The film was presented as the Closing ...

Best Films of 2017

Crown Heights, Get Out, Girls Trip among the Best Films of 2017

Irving Berlin's White Christmas, An Early Christmas Card from Broadway in Chicago

Forget the ugly reindeer sweaters and gifted boxed sox and matching shirt and tie sets this year and buy everyone you know a ticket to see Irving Berlin's White Christmas, The Musical from Broadway In Chicago, now through Dec. 3 ...

Goodman Theatre 40th Anniversary " Carol" A Christmas Card to Chicago

Goodman Theatre celebrated its 40th Anniversary production of its beloved Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol with an onstage finale featuring more than 40 cast alumni, including Bill Norris, who originated the part for t he Goodman in 1978. This year's ...

Broadway In Chicago Escape to Margaritaville

Broadway In Chicago's Escape to Margaritaville, at the Oriental Theatre now through Dec. 2, is exactly as the title implies, the perfect escape from Chicago's infamous "Hawk" and the winter chill and all of the holiday shopping madness of State ...

Gnome returns to Bicentennial Theatre December 2

“The Drunk’n Gnome” will stagger back into town for one show only on Saturday, December 2 in Joliet's Bicentennial Park Theater.

School of Rock Broadway In Chicago thru Nov. 19

You almost don't want this delightful, upbeat musical to go away, its so perfect for a family-friendly fun night of theatre. Especially when audiences are about to be flooded with Holiday treacle for the foreseeable future, its a Godsend that ...

Model railroad holiday open house is Saturday

The community is invited.

Alfre Woodard wins Career Achievement Award at 53rd Chicago Intl Film Festival

Award winning actress Alfre Woodard received the 53rd Chicago International Film Festival's Career Achievement Award at its Black Perspectives Tribute. The event was hosted by TVs Robin Robinson and featured a conversation with Woodard with award-winning playwright, actress and director ...

Chicago International Film Festival:Jane

If you do nothing else this week, you owe it to yourself to see the documentary Jane, playing at the 53rd Chicago International Film Festival. Directed by Oscar-nominated director Brett Morgen (The Kid Stays in the Picture, Chicago, Kurt Cobain:Montage ...

Chicago International Film Festival: 'Can't Turn Back/Edith and Eddie/'63 Boycott

On October 22, 1963 more than 200,000 Chicago public school students, their parents and residents led the largest single protest and boycott ever of a public school system. The march and ongoing protest is credited as the prelude to Dr. ...

Black Cop

Director Cory Bowles of Canada presents the searing World Cinema competition entry Black Cop which has its next screenings Saturday, October 21 at 12:30pm and Monday, October 23 at 2pm, all at the AMC River East 21, 322 E. Illnois ...

Sammy Davis Jr.; I've Gotta Be Me

"I'm Black, Puerto Rican and a Jew. Man, when I move into a neighborhood, I wipe it out!" The begins the documentary Sammy Davis Jr.:I Gotta Be Me. Award winning director Sam Pollard delivers one of the most heart-felt and ...