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International Chicago Film Festival

Film buffs rejoice: The Chicago Film Fest is here!


It may not have the star power of Cannes, Telluride or Toronto, but the 52nd Chicago International Film Festival is still considered one of the largest, most important gatherings of celluloid in the world — and it’s the oldest competitive film fest in North America. Between Oct 13 and 27, dozens of films from all over the world will screen at theaters across the city.

A select group of films, including After The Storm (Koreeda Hirokazu), Neruda (Pablo Larraín, and Chile’s Official Submission to the Academy Awards) and The Salesman (Asghar Farhadi), will compete for the Gold Hugo, the festival’s top honor. Tickets are currently on sale for these and all the films, including Chicago premieres of big Hollywood productions like Lion starring Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara and Dev Patel.

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