53rd Chicago International Film Festival

53rd Chicago International Film Festival

The 53rd Chicago International Film Festival Poster Revealed
October 1-26, 2017 | Chicago

In August, Cinema/Chicago held a Sneak Peek Party at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers to announce the first 25 films to be shown at the 53rd Chicago International Film Festival and revealed the winning poster design for this year's Festival.

A design by Dutch-born artist Edwin Smeenge of Germany was chosen out of 172 entries from 30 countries. "Edwin's image of a curious face looking out from the dark is perfect," remarked Michael Kutza, founder & CEO of the Chicago International Film Festival. "It precisely captures the sense of curiosity, adventure and discovery that our audiences bring to the Festival."

The roster of films announced by newly appointed Artistic Director Mimi Plauché is replete with an array of electrifying and entertaining films, including awards-season contenders, indie treasures and discoveries from a range of countries.

Watch the unveiling courtesy of Candace Jordan!

Chadwick Boseman is Marshall (Movie)

Marshall movie vips
Thursday, October 12 * AMC River East 21
6:30pm Press Line
7:00pm Welcome and Guest Presentation
7:30pm Premiere of Marshall


Starring Chadwick Boseman, Josh Gad, Kate Hudson, Dan Stevens, Sterling K. Brown, and James Cromwell, Marshall is based on a true incident in the life of Thurgood Marshall when he was a young lawyer, long before his appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court. As the nation teeters on the brink of WWII, a nearly bankrupt NAACP sends Marshall to conservative Connecticut to defend a black chauffeur against his wealthy socialite employer in a sexual assault and attempted murder trial that quickly became tabloid fodder. In need of a high-profile victory but muzzled by a segregationist court, Marshall is partnered with Samuel Friedman, a young Jewish lawyer who has never tried a case. Marshall and Friedman struggle against a hostile storm of fear and prejudice, driven to discover the truth in the sensationalized trial that helped set the groundwork for the Civil Rights Movement to come.

Scheduled to attend: Chadwick Boseman, Josh Gad, Reginald Hudlin and producer Paula Wagner

(general seating)
Start times: 7:30pm | 7:45pm | 8:00pm

$100 includes seating in premium theater and Opening Night after party
Purchase tickets by calling 312.683.0121 through September 19
Learn more!


Save the Dates - 53rd Chicago International Film Festival

Now - October 4, 2017
Free International Screening Series (Wednesdays)
September 13, 2017 Cinema/Chicago Members Screening: BATTLE OF THE SEXES
September 19, 2017 53rd Festival - Full Schedule released
September 20-21, 2017 Members Pre-Sale
September 22, 2017 Festival tickets go on sale to the general public
October 12-26, 2017 53rd Chicago International Film Festival

  Cinema/Chicago, the presenting organization of the Chicago International Film Festival, is a year round non-profit arts and education organization dedicated to fostering better communication between people of diverse cultures through the art of film and the moving image. In addition to the Chicago International Film Festival, Cinema/Chicago's programs include: the International Screenings ProgramChicago International Television FestivalCineYouth Festival, and year-round Education Program. Celebrating its 53rd edition October 12-26, 2017, the Chicago International Film Festival is North America's longest-running competitive film festival.

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