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Chicago International Film Festival

Movies Until Sunday October 24 2021
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Time Out says

Some of the latest and greatest movies to hit the festival circuit arrive in the midwest during the Chicago International Film Festival, which present a lineup of more than 80 dramas, documentaries, comedies and foreign films, plus 10 short film programs. In addition to CIFF's home base at AMC River East 21, this year's festival expands across the city, with screenings at the Music Box Theatre and the Gene Siskel Film Center—plus drive-in screenings at ChiTown Movies in Pilsen.

Highlights of this year's lineup include an opening night screening of Wes Anderson's tribute to journalism The French Dispatch, a drive-in presentation of Todd Haynes' rock doc The Velvet Underground, Mike Mills' moving tale of a radio documentary producer (played by Joaquin Phoenix) C'mon C'mon and Denis Villeneuve's latest sci-fi epic Dune. The festival will also host the world premiere of two documentaries: Jesse Moss' inside look at Pete Buttigieg’s presidential campaign, Mayor Pete, and the story of Chicago’s first Black mayor, Punch 9 for Harold Washington.

Other notable films being show include Andrea Arnold's eye-opening documentary Cow, the vengeful Western The Harder They Fall starring Idris Elba, Ridley Scott's latest period piece The Last Duel and the time-bending Colombian film Memoria, which features a haunting performance from Tilda Swinton.

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.



Venue name: Various locations throughout Chicago

Price: $10–$40 individual screenings, $60–$320 pass packages

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