Chicago International Film Festival
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Film buffs get a chance to see the hottest movies on the festival circuit at the Chicago International Film Festival, which presents a lineup of more than 50 dramas, documentaries, comedies and foreign films, plus nine short film programs. And instead of heading to an indoor theater, this year you'll be able to stream films of your choice from home or catch a series of outdoor screenings at the ChiTown Movies drive-in in Pilsen.
Highlights of this year's lineup include the world premiere of the documentary Belushi, which chronicles the rise and untimely fall of Second City alum and Saturday Night Live star John Belushi, and the Chicago premiere of Ammonite, a period drama in which Kate Winslet portrays British palaeontologist Mary Anning. Other notable films on the lineup include Dear White People director Justin Simien’s horror satire Bad Hair, Werner Herzog's latest doc Fireball: Visitors from Darker Worlds and Regina King's directorial debut, One Night in Miami.
You can find a complete list of films (including drive-in screenings), purchase tickets and learn about other programming on the Chicago International Film Festival website.