Chicago International Film Festival

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Chicago International Film Festival
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See over 150 indies, foreign films and under the radar documentaries with categories like New Directors, Out-Look, ReelWomen and Black Perspectives. There will also be several U.S. premieres this year, so get ready for two fabulous film-filled weeks. Check out the full festival lineup here.

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THIS IS MY FAVORITE FESTIVAL EVERY YEAR. I make it a personal goal to see at least 1 movie - this year I saw 2, plus i saw one at the Milwaukee Film Festival a few weeks back. It's always a treat to see movies that are not released in the U.S. yet, or sometimes ever. This year's French Japanese anime film Mutafukaz was INCREDIBLE and I'm not even an anime lover. It was so cool to talk to RUN - the comic writer who created the 700 page comic that the movie was based on and hear how he was able to translate it into English for an American audience with real voice actors from L.A. I also saw Tulipani - a Dutch film made in collaboration with Canadian, Italian, and Lithuanian production companies - a truly heartwarming story about finding your own, creating a new home, and going back to your roots. It was beautifully made! I love that you get to stay after the films to meet the directors and filmmakers and hear about the making of and inspiration for these films. It's a definite treat in movie-going.