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56TH NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL SPECIAL EVENT-ORSON WELLE'S THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WIND

The air was full of great expectation at the 56th Annual New York Film Festival, and every time Orson Welles’ name was mentioned or his credit rolled across the screen he received a thunderous applause as if Jesus himself had ...

56TH NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL IN HISTORIC MAIN SLATE EVENT: JAMES' BALDWIN'S IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK FOR THE FIRST TIME IN ITS HISTORY NYFF HOLDS A FILM DEBUT IN HARLEM, JAMES BALDWIN'S HOME

Barry Jenkins, who created the expressively beautiful “Moonlight,” that was awarded the 2016 Oscar for Best Picture, has done it again! “If Beale Street Could Talk,” set in early 1970s Harlem, is telling a bigger story conceived by an iconic ...

DIANE

Critic-turned-filmmaker Kent Jones' feature debut is a portrait of a woman who tries to atone for something in her past by doing good deeds for others and trying to turn her adult druggie son's life around. It's a tour de ...

Chicago Film Festival: Watergate exhumes the Presidential Sins of the Past

Long before the OJ trial dominated public attention and the airwaves with an unfolding real-life drama, there was Watergate. With all acumen of a skill criminal investigator, Director and Screenwriter Charles Ferguson exhumes the Watergate case and examines it with ...

JUMPMAN

Oksana put her infant son, Denis, into the Baby Hatch at an orphanage. When he became a teenager she went to reclaim him and bring him back to Moscow. Sadly, it was not for love, but for his special talent ...

Chicago Film Festival Gala Presentation Steve McQueen's Widows

Viola Davis and Liam Neeson lead Steve McQueen's new big screen effort, Widows, from Twentieth Century Fox, in which Chicago is as much an on-screen player as the superb cast. Winner of the 2013 Oscar for Best Picture with 12 ...

Black Perspectives: The Hate U Give at Chicago International Film Festival

The Hate U Give is a superb social drama ripped right from today's headlines. Chicago-bred and Columbia minted Black Film Award- winning director George Tillman Jr., who created the Soul Food franchise, and directed Men of Honor and the Barber ...

Chicago International Film Festival Opening Night: Beautiful Boy

Steve Carell stars in this emotionally fatiguing family drama about the devastating effects of teenaged meth-amphetamine and prescription drug addiction on a family. The condition has been declared a national epidemic. Based on the dual biographies of a father and ...

Chicago Film Festival: SOFIA

Ms. Benm'Barek opens her debut feature film, for which she also wrote the screenplay, with a penal code quote about babies born out of wedlock. Though pregnancies outside marriage are common in Morocco, single mothers face serious consequences, including prison ...

Chicago Film Festival: COUCH POTATOES

Tito's parents are divorced. The teenager lives part-time with his mom and part-time with his dad, Giorgio, a television personality. A typical teenager, Tito likes hanging out with his friends, especially at his dad's place; playing video games and biking ...

Chicago Film Festival: CLAIRE DARLING

Catherine Deneuve and her real life daughter, Chiara Mastroianni, play mother and daughter, Claire and Mary Darling. It is the first day of summer, the day Claire decides will be the day she dies. But before she goes, she decides ...

Chicago Film Festival: Rafiki

Rafiki (Friend) is the first Kenyan film to be shown at the Cannes Film Festival. Almost at the same time it was selected, the Kenya Film Classification Board banned the movie entirely. That the movie is subtle and gentle made ...

Chicago Film Festival: Liverleaf

Liverleaf is the flower that blooms to push the winter away. Haruka's family moves from Tokyo to a rural community where her father has a new job. She, the new girl from the big city, is subjected to horrible, unrelenting ...

Chicago Film Festival: Father the Flame

This documentary is a love letter to pipes. To non-pipe smokers all pipes look and seem alike. The truth couldn't be more different. Men and women in myriad cultures have smoked since earliest times, for pleasure as well as to ...

Chicago Film Festival: Flammable Children

A primary colors, over-the-top, good-natured, fun romp through 1970s suburbia, a time that seems as far from our own as a fairy tale. Guy Pearce and Kylie Minogue lead the cast of three couples and their children who do almost ...

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