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The Chicago Comedy Film Festival returns this weekend

"Detective Calzone," Fast, Fierce and Freaky Shorts Program
"Detective Calzone," Fast, Fierce and Freaky Shorts Program

The Chicago Comedy Film Festival has given our city and filmmakers a way to celebrate both independent and international comedy films that don’t always get a lot of love. This weekend, we can recognize the variety of great films being made, plus laugh our asses off as part of the fest’s fifth year.

The two-day comedy festival is packed with full-length features and themed shorts programs, including the “Fast, Fierce and Freaky” (Fri 9:30pm) shorts screening, and “Sex and Modern Love” (Sat 5pm) program. The festival presents a fantastic lineup with many Chicago premieres. Get a dose of dark comedy with the local indie Killing Poe (Fri 5:30pm), bust a gut as two backpacking Australians find themselves in turtle-racing debt in Winning Formula (Fri 9pm), and fantasy lovers won’t want to miss the affectionate genre-spoofing Dragon Warriors (Sat 8pm).

Expand your comedy horizon beyond cookie-cutter romcoms and sitcom reruns to discover what locals, students and international filmmakers are creating. Oh, and laugh a ton too. Check out the full schedule here. (The New 400 Theater, 6746 N Sheridan Rd, Fri & Sat. $17 Friday pass, $27 Sunday pass)

 

 

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