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    "The Artist" & "Almanya" Take Home Audience Prizes at 47th Chicago International Film Festival

    Michel Hazanavicius' "The Artist" won the Audience Choice Award for Best Narrative Feature at the Chicago Interntional Film Festival. The event noted that a "record number of audience members participated in the selection of this year’s audience choice winners, with 50% of attendees casting their vo...

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    "Le Havre" & "Forgiveness of Blood" Among Top Chicago Fest Winners

    Aki Kaurismäki's "Le Havre" won the Gold Hugo at the Chicago International Film Festival over the weekend, nabbing the main prize in the event's International Feature Film Competition, with "Cairo 678" taking the festival's Silver Hugo and Joshua Marston and Andamion Murataj honored with a Silver Hu...

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    Chicago International Film Festival Sets 47th Competition Lineup

    The Chicago International Film Festival unveiled its roster of films in competition, with 53 first-time filmmakers making the extensive list, featured in the event's New Directors, International Feature, DOCUFEST, After Dark and short film competitions. In all, 143 features will screen in the fest, ...

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    "The Last Rites of Joe May" To Open Chicago International Film Festival

    The 47th Chicago International Film Festival has announced that Joe Maggio's "The Last Rites of Joe May" will open this year's festival. The film was made in Chicago, and features Dennis Farina as an short-money hustler undergoing a late-life crisis.

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    Chicago Fest Unveils Doc Lineup

    The 46th Annual Chicago International Film Festival has announced their documentary lineup, which includes their Docufest Competition slate, Special Presentations from Alex Gibney and Lucy WAlker, and their new cinephile "Film on Film" series. Included in the doc lineup are four world premieres, one international premiere, and some North American and US premieres. The doc jury will feature "Valentino: The Last Emperor" director Matt Tyrnauer, "Legacy" filmmaker Tod Lending, and Gold Hugo-winning DP Oral User. The fest also unveiled a series of films about filmmaking and filmmakers, "Film on Film," with four in the premiere lineup. Several...

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    Chicago International Names First Twenty in 2010 Lineup

    The Chicago International Film Festival unveiled the first twenty films confirmed for this year's lineup. All festival screenings will take place October 7 through October 21 at the AMC River East 21 Theater. The festival will start with the prison drama "Stone" from director John Curran ("The Pai...

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    "Mississippi Damned" Wins Big at Chicago Fest

    Described as, a "powerful and uncompromising portrait of the compounding frailties and difficulties of a struggling black community," Tina Mabry's "Mississippi Damned" won the Gold Hugo for Best Film at the 45th Chicago International Film Festival.

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    "Precious," "Antichrist" and "Air Doll" Among 20 Unveiled for 45th Chicago Fest

    The first twenty titles, including Sundance winner "Precious" by Lee Daniels, and Cannes titles "Vincere" by Marco Bellocchio and Lars von Trier's "Antichrist" are among the initial films unveiled by organizers of the 45th Chicago International Film Festival. Over 150 films will screen during the event, taking place October 8 - 21. American offerings in the initial grouping of films include Katherine Dieckmann's "Motherhood," Ti West's "The House of the Devil," Judi Krant's "Made in China" and Brian Caunter's "Chicago Overcoat," while anticipated international includes French director Claude Chabrol's "Bellamy," Romanian director Corneliu Por...

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    Winter Comes Early To Chi-Fest

    Winter Comes Early To Chi-Fest

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