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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 ...

Steve McQueen and Viola Davis to attend Widows screening at Chicago Intl’ Film Festival

Other Attendees Include Michelle Rodriguez, Cynthia Erivo and writer Gillian Flynn Chicago – The 54th Chicago International Film Festival announced that Oscar®-winners and Film Festival honorees Steve McQueen and Viola Davis, as well as Michelle Rodriguez, Cynthia Erivo and novelist/screenwriter ...

Beautiful Boy to open the 54th Chicago International Film Festival

Beautiful Boy as this year's Opening Night film Felix van Groeningen's film starring Academy Award® -nominees Steve Carell, Timothée Chalamet and Amy Ryan received its world premiere this past weekend at the Toronto Film Festival where Owen Gleiberman of Variety ...

FILM REVIEW: Night School

It’s a match made in heaven — well maybe Atlanta — that’s where this film was shot. Kevin Hart, the rich, diminutive comic strongman shares the silver screen with the breakout star, and his former protégé, the very cray cray ...

Fans of the franchise will love “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom”

Lions and tigers and bears, oh my. Tyrannosaurus, velociraptors and brachiosaurus—run for your lives. The cloned dinosaurs from the theme park Jurassic World are in trouble on the volcanic isle of Isla Nublar, which is erupting, spewing hot lava and ...

MOUNTAIN, NARRATED BY WILLEM DAFOE, OPENS EVERYWHERE IN THEATRES

MOUNTAIN, the sweeping cinematic and musical journey among the world's highest peaks, opens this weekend in theaters everywhere and is available on all video platforms. Narrated by three-time Academy Award winning actor Willem Dafoe and directed by British Academy Award ...

Goodman: “Until The Flood” lays bare the soul of Ferguson and the nation - now

Dale Orlandersmmith's Until The Flood, playing in the intimate Owen Theatre at Goodman Theatre now though May 12 is exactly what the Greeks had in mind when they invented theater.