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Chicago's 39th International Film Festival - Only The Beginning!

by Erik Childress & Collin Souter

New York is New York. L.A. – who knows what the hell they are over there? But Chicago is the U.S. of A. Tom Hanks once said that and ain’t it the truth? What better compliment can you pay to a city without thinking of its people, the restaurants, its museums and theater? It only makes sense that Chicago should continue its cultural dominance with its own film festival. For two weeks out of the year, while everyone is shooting their films in Toronto, everyone else is bringing theirs to the Chicago International Film Festival. The U.S. of A. may be where it takes place but this fest has more “international” flavor than Monica Bellucci in a full-body sundae.
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94 films. 40 countries. 15 days. You may not believe it, but Chicago’s is the longest-running competitive fest in the U.S. of A. Now entering its 39th year, the majority of the 94 features will be competing in categories of documentaries, new directors and the prestigious Gold Hugo, representing the winner of the international competition. A smattering of “World Cinema” and “Special Presentations” will fill in the remaining time slots and we’ve got just the beginning of our coverage here on what you should be marking your calendar for.

Collin Souter and myself are here to provide you with the most extensive Windy City coverage you’ll be able to find anywhere. At least, that’s our goal. 94 films. 40 countries. 15 days. 2 humble film critics. Thankfully, our crack festival staff has been seeing movies all year. Be sure to check back every day for the latest reviews

The festival may open with the high-profile premiere of The Human Stain with director Robert Benton on hand to receive a lifetime achievement award, but frankly, the less said about the actual film the better. Sure it stars Anthony Hopkins, Nicole Kidman (getting naked), Gary Sinise and Ed Harris, but it’s about as laughable a treatment on race relations I’ve ever seen. And I’m including Steve Martin’s The Jerk on that list.

BEST BETS
by Erik Childress (E.C.) & Collin Souter (C.S.)

SHATTERED GLASS (****) (out of 4)
The same can’t be said for what closes up the fest and that’s Billy Ray’s Shattered Glass, the brilliant new journalistic tale that cuts into the Stephen Glass/New Republic scandal of 1998. Glass was an up-and-comer at the magazine who got caught inventing a story about computer hackers. Hayden Christensen stars as Glass, and while still not possessing the strengths every glommed onto in Life as a House and then shooting down with Attack of the Clones, somehow (maybe unintentionally) squeezing into a perfect performance that can easily sit alongside William H. Macy’s “I’m caught and I know it” bundle of nerves in Fargo. Peter Sarsgaard has the less showy role as Glass’ editor, but its one of the more nuanced portrayals of a professional under pressure, just trying to do the right thing, that I’ve ever seen. Shattered Glass deserves to rank alongside All the President’s Men for the new generation of journalists where entertainment has replaced facts. (E.C.)
Oct. 16 – 9:00 pm – Music Box

THE STATION AGENT (***1/2) (out of 4)
2003 has seen a wash of wonderfully unusual and freshly-tuned relationships in the cinema from the May-December non-romance in Lost in Translation to Angela Bettis’ May and her inner doll. Chalk up The Station Agent on the big board. The 2003 Audience Award winner at Sundance is a wonderful tale about a dwarf just looking for a little isolation in his inherited train depot and instead strikes up reluctant friendships with another pair of lonely souls played wonderfully by Patricia Clarkson and Bobby Cannavale. There’s a wonderful humor that envelops these characters with the way they see the world around them and an underlying sadness that life can’t help but bestow upon them. Thomas McCarthy, an actor seen in Meet the Parents and TV’s Boston Public, makes an assured debut as writer/director here. His screenplay allows us those kinds of educated thoughts without having to slam home a grouping of hackneyed rationales. (E.C.)
Oct. 7 – 7:00 pm – Music Box
Oct. 9 – 7:00 pm – Landmark


IN AMERICA (***) (out of 4)
Actually one of the strangest back-and-forths I’ve ever had watching a movie and even more so now, in its reflection? Did I like it? Parts. Did it bother me? Even more parts. Was some of it incredibly hokey? Absolutely. Did I nearly start bawling at the film’s climax? For certain. Director Jim Sheridan has made a semiautobiographical tale about an Irish family emigrating to Hell’s Kitchen in post 9/11-NY. To say the parents (played by Samantha Morton and Paddy Considine) are one of the most irresponsible parental units ever committed to celluloid is an understatement. It’s portrayal of yet another noble black man (a very good Djimon Hounsou) showing the pearly whites how to live doesn’t help. But there are inrefutable moments of great emotion in the piece, strongly aided by the performances (particularly young Sarah & Emma Bolger as the children.) I certainly wouldn’t tell anyone NOT to see the film, but beware of anyone damning it with holier-than-thou praise. (E.C.)
(REVIEW: http://www.efilmcritic.com/review.php?movie=6812&reviewer=233) (C.S.) (3.5/4)
Oct. 5 – 6:45 pm – Music Box

THE REVOLUTION WILL NOT BE TELEVISED (****) (out of 4) (C.S.)
(REVIEW: http://efilmcritic.com/review.php?movie=8214&reviewer=233)
Oct. 9 – 9:15 pm – Landmark
Oct. 12 – 7:30 pm – Landmark


JOSEE, THE TIGER AND THE FISH (****) (out of 4)
(REVIEW: http://www.efilmcritic.com/review.php?movie=8219&reviewer=233) (C.S.)
Oct. 9 – 6:45 pm – Music Box
Oct. 11 – 4:45 pm – Landmark
Oct. 12 – 6:15 pm – Landmark


PIECES OF APRIL (***1/2) (out of 4)
(REVIEW: http://www.efilmcritic.com/review.php?movie=6954&reviewer=198) (E.C.)
(REVIEW: http://www.efilmcritic.com/review.php?movie=6954&reviewer=233) (C.S.)
Oct. 12 – 7:00 pm – Music Box
Oct. 13 – 6:30 pm – Landmark


CINERAMA ADVENTURE (***1/2) (out of 4)
(REVIEW: http://www.efilmcritic.com/review.php?movie=8206&reviewer=233) (C.S.)
Oct. 4 – 1:45 pm – Landmark
Oct. 5 – 1:15 pm – Landmark
Oct. 8 – 4:45 pm – Landmark


THE TWILIGHT SAMURAI (***1/2) (out of 4)
(REVIEW: http://www.efilmcritic.com/review.php?movie=8211&reviewer=233) (C.S.)
Oct. 4 – 6:30 pm – Landmark
Oct. 5 – 12:00 pm – Landmark
Oct. 6 – 6:30 pm – Landmark


SEX IS COMEDY (***1/2) (out of 4)
(REVIEW: http://www.efilmcritic.com/review.php?movie=8210&reviewer=198) (E.C.)
Oct. 5 – 9:00 pm – Landmark
Oct. 12 – 9:15 pm – Music Box


INCANTATO (AKA A HEART IS ELSEWHERE) (***1/2) (out of 4)
(REVIEW: http://www.efilmcritic.com/review.php?movie=8216&reviewer=198) (E.C.)
Oct. 4 – 4:00 pm – Landmark
Oct. 5 – 6:45 pm – Landmark
Oct. 6 – 6:15 pm – Landmark


CHARLIE CHAPLIN: THE FORGOTTEN YEARS (***) (out of 4)
(CAPSULE REVIEW: http://www.efilmcritic.com/feature.php?feature=810) (C.S.)
Oct. 4 – 5:00 pm – Landmark

S21: THE KHMER ROUGE KILLING MACHINE (***) (out of 4)
(CAPSULE REVIEW: http://www.efilmcritic.com/feature.php?feature=810) (C.S.)
Oct. 8 – 6:30 pm – Landmark
Oct. 13 – 9:15 pm – Landmark


THIS VERY MOMENT (***) (out of 4)
(CAPSULE REVIEW: http://www.efilmcritic.com/feature.php?feature=810) (C.S.)
Oct. 8 – 7:00 pm – Music Box
Oct. 9 – 4:30 pm – Landmark
Oct. 10 – 7:45 pm – Landmark


A THOUSAND MONTHS (***) (out of 4)
(CAPSULE REVIEW: http://www.efilmcritic.com/feature.php?feature=810) (C.S.)
Oct. 7 – 6:30 pm – Landmark
Oct. 8 – 4:30 pm – Landmark
Oct. 9 – 9:00 pm – Landmark


WHAT JACKIE KNEW (***) (out of 4)
(CAPSULE REVIEW: http://www.efilmcritic.com/feature.php?feature=810) (C.S.)
Oct. 10 – 4:00 pm – Landmark
Oct. 13 – 5:30 pm – Landmark


And some more recommendations from that aforementioned crack festival staff:

ALEXANDRA’S PROJECT (****) (out of 5)
(REVIEW: http://www.efilmcritic.com/review.php?movie=7504&reviewer=104)
Oct. 4 – 9:30 pm – Music Box
Oct. 7 – 9:15 pm – Landmark


GO FURTHER (****) (out of 5)
(REVIEW: http://www.efilmcritic.com/review.php?movie=8228&reviewer=350)
Oct. 3 – 9:30 pm – Landmark
Oct. 4 – 9:45 pm – Landmark
Oct. 6 – 9:15 pm – Music Box


JAPANESE STORY (****) (out of 5)
(REVIEW: http://www.efilmcritic.com/review.php?movie=8125&reviewer=104)
Oct. 5 – 9:15 pm – Music Box
Oct. 9 – 6:45 pm – Landmark


MAMBO ITALIANO (****) (out of 5)
(REVIEW: http://www.efilmcritic.com/review.php?movie=8186&reviewer=128)
Oct. 3 – 9:15 pm – Landmark
Oct. 5 – 6:15 pm – Landmark


COMPLETE SCHEDULE – 39th CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Screenings are held at:
Landmark’s Century Centre Cinema – 2828 N. Clark, Chicago, IL
Music Box Theatre – 3733 N. Southport, Chicago, IL
The Chicago Theatre (Opening Night Only) – 175 N. State St., Chicago, IL

Thursday, Oct. 2
Chicago Theatre
7:30 pm – Lifetime Achievement Award – Robert Benton
7:30 pm - The Human Stain

Friday, Oct. 3
Music Box
7:00 pm – The Flower of Evil (REVIEW: http://www.efilmcritic.com/review.php?movie=8213&reviewer=198) (E.C.)
7:15 pm – Kops (REVIEW: http://www.efilmcritic.com/review.php?movie=8212&reviewer=233) (C.S.)
9:15 pm – Three
9:30 pm – The Man of the Year

Landmark
6:30 pm – Oasis
6:45 pm – Callas Forever
7:00 pm – My Architect
7:15 pm – Loving Glances
9:15 pm – Mambo Italiano (REVIEW: http://www.efilmcritic.com/review.php?movie=8186&reviewer=128)
9:30 pm – Empathy (CAPSULE REVIEW: http://www.efilmcritic.com/feature.php?feature=810) (C.S.) (2/4)
9:30 pm – Go Further (REVIEW: http://www.efilmcritic.com/review.php?movie=8228&reviewer=350)
9:45 pm – Yes Nurse! No Nurse! (REVIEW: http://www.efilmcritic.com/review.php?movie=8249&reviewer=233) (C.S.) (2/4)

Saturday, Oct. 4
Music Box
2:15 pm – Move!
2:30 pm – Loving Glances
4:30 pm – My Architect
4:45 pm – The Stroll
7:00 pm – That Day
7:15 pm – Jesus, You Know
9:15 pm – Three
9:30 pm – Alexandra’s Project (REVIEW: http://www.efilmcritic.com/review.php?movie=7504&reviewer=104)

Landmark
12:15 pm – Callas Forever
12:30 pm – Jon E. Edwards In Love (REVIEW: http://www.efilmcritic.com/review.php?movie=7355&reviewer=1)
1:45 pm – Cinerama Adventure (REVIEW: http://www.efilmcritic.com/review.php?movie=8206&reviewer=233) (C.S.)
2:15 pm – Yes Nurse! No Nurse! (REVIEW: http://www.efilmcritic.com/review.php?movie=8249&reviewer=233) (C.S.) (2/4)
2:30 pm – The Maldonado Miracle (CAPSULE REVIEW: http://www.efilmcritic.com/feature.php?feature=810) (C.S.) (2/4)
2:45 pm – Perfect Strangers (REVIEW: http://www.efilmcritic.com/review.php?movie=8235&reviewer=198) (E.C.) (1.5/4)
4:00 pm – Incantato (aka A Heart Is Elsewhere) (REVIEW: http://www.efilmcritic.com/review.php?movie=8216&reviewer=198) (E.C.) (3.5/4)
4:30 pm – Forest (CAPSULE REVIEW: http://www.efilmcritic.com/feature.php?feature=810) (C.S.) (1/4)
4:45 pm – The Man of the Year
5:00 pm – Charlie Chaplin: The Forgotten Years (presented by Film Historian, David Robinson) (CAPSULE REVIEW: http://www.efilmcritic.com/feature.php?feature=810) (C.S.) (3/4)
6:30 pm – The Twilight Samurai (REVIEW: http://www.efilmcritic.com/review.php?movie=8211&reviewer=233) (C.S.) (3.5/4)
6:45 pm – Monsieur Ibrahim
7:00 pm – Off the Map (REVIEW: http://www.efilmcritic.com/review.php?movie=6817&reviewer=233) (C.S.) (2.5/4)
7:30 pm – Today and Tomorrow
9:00 pm – Small Cuts
9:15 pm – Oasis
9:30 pm – Distant
9:45 pm – Go Further (REVIEW: http://www.efilmcritic.com/review.php?movie=8228&reviewer=350) (4/5)

Sunday, Oct. 5
Music Box
2:15 pm – That Day
4:30 pm – Monsieur Ibrahim
5:00 pm – Jesus, You Know
6:45 pm – In America (REVIEW: http://www.efilmcritic.com/review.php?movie=6812&reviewer=233) (C.S.) (3.5/4)
7:00 pm – Move!
9:00 pm – Kops (REVIEW: http://www.efilmcritic.com/review.php?movie=8212&reviewer=233) (C.S.) (2.5/4)
9:15 pm – Japanese Story
(REVIEW: http://www.efilmcritic.com/review.php?movie=8125&reviewer=104) (4/5)

Landmark
12:00 pm – The Twilight Samurai (REVIEW: http://www.efilmcritic.com/review.php?movie=8211&reviewer=233) (C.S.) (3.5/4)
12:30 pm – The Stroll
1:00 pm – Callas Forever
1:15 pm – Cinerama Adventure (REVIEW: http://www.efilmcritic.com/review.php?movie=8206&reviewer=233) (C.S.) (3.5/4)
2:30 pm – Forest (CAPSULE REVIEW: http://www.efilmcritic.com/feature.php?feature=810) (C.S.) (1/4)
2:30 pm – Shorts 4: Homegrown
3:30 pm – Benilde, or The Virgin Mother (presented by Jonathan Rosenbaum)
3:45 pm – Off the Map (REVIEW: http://www.efilmcritic.com/review.php?movie=6817&reviewer=233) (C.S.) (2.5/4)
4:30 pm – Small Cuts
5:00 pm – Jon E. Edwards Is In Love (REVIEW: http://www.efilmcritic.com/review.php?movie=7355&reviewer=1) (3/5)
6:15 pm – Mambo Italiano (REVIEW: http://www.efilmcritic.com/review.php?movie=8186&reviewer=128) (4/5)
6:30 pm – The Flower of Evil (REVIEW: http://www.efilmcritic.com/review.php?movie=8213&reviewer=198) (E.C.) (2.5/4)
6:45 pm – Incantato (aka A Heart Is Elsewhere) (REVIEW: http://www.efilmcritic.com/review.php?movie=8216&reviewer=198) (E.C.) (3.5/4)
7:00 pm – Today and Tomorrow
8:45 pm – Grimm
9:00 pm – Sex Is Comedy (REVIEW: http://www.efilmcritic.com/review.php?movie=8210&reviewer=198) (E.C.) (3.5/4)
9:00 pm – Yes Nurse! No Nurse! (REVIEW: http://www.efilmcritic.com/review.php?movie=8249&reviewer=233) (C.S.) (2/4)
9:15 pm – Three

Monday, Oct. 6
Music Box
6:30 pm - La Petite Lili
7:15 pm – Forest (CAPSULE REVIEW: http://www.efilmcritic.com/feature.php?feature=810) (C.S.) (1/4)
8:30 pm – Career Achievement Award - Robert Downey Jr.
8:45 pm – The Singing Detective (REVIEW: http://www.efilmcritic.com/review.php?movie=6822&reviewer=1) (1/5)
9:15 pm – Go Further (REVIEW: http://www.efilmcritic.com/review.php?movie=8228&reviewer=350) (4/5)

Landmark
4:15 pm – Jon E. Edwards Is In Love (REVIEW: http://www.efilmcritic.com/review.php?movie=7355&reviewer=1) (3/5)
4:30 pm – Grimm
6:15 pm – Incantato (aka A Heart Is Elsewhere) (REVIEW: http://www.efilmcritic.com/review.php?movie=8216&reviewer=198) (E.C.) (3.5/4)
6:30 pm – The Twilight Samurai (REVIEW: http://www.efilmcritic.com/review.php?movie=8211&reviewer=233) (C.S.) (3.5/4)
6:45 pm – A Talking Picture

7:00 pm – Noi Albinoi
8:30 pm – The Man of the Year
8:45 pm – Loving Glances
9:00 pm – The Stroll
9:15 pm – Perfect Strangers (REVIEW: http://www.efilmcritic.com/review.php?movie=8235&reviewer=198) (E.C.) (1.5/4)

Tuesday, Oct. 7
Music Box
7:00 pm – The Station Agent (REVIEW: http://www.efilmcritic.com/review.php?movie=6913&reviewer=247) (3.5/4)
7:15 pm – Jesus, You Know
9:00 pm – Move!
9:15 pm – Small Cuts

Landmark
4:15 pm – Shorts 4: Homegrown
4:30 pm – La Petite Lili
6:30 pm – A Thousand Months (CAPSULE REVIEW: http://www.efilmcritic.com/feature.php?feature=810) (C.S.) (3/4)
6:45 pm – Empathy (CAPSULE REVIEW: http://www.efilmcritic.com/feature.php?feature=810) (C.S.) (2/4)
6:45 pm – Kops (REVIEW: http://www.efilmcritic.com/review.php?movie=8212&reviewer=233) (2.5/4)
7:00 pm – That Day
8:45 pm – Bright Future
9:00 pm – The Singing Detective (REVIEW: http://www.efilmcritic.com/review.php?movie=6822&reviewer=1) (1/5)
9:00 pm – The Triplets of Belleville
9:15 pm – Alexandra’s Project (REVIEW: http://www.efilmcritic.com/review.php?movie=7504&reviewer=104) (4/5)

Wednesday, Oct. 8
Music Box
6:30 pm – I Was Born But… (presented by Roger Ebert)
7:00 pm – This Very Moment (CAPSULE REVIEW: http://www.efilmcritic.com/feature.php?feature=810) (C.S.) (3/4)
9:00 pm – Empathy (CAPSULE REVIEW: http://www.efilmcritic.com/feature.php?feature=810) (C.S.) (2/4)
9:30 pm – Crimson Gold

Landmark
4:30 pm – A Thousand Months (CAPSULE REVIEW: http://www.efilmcritic.com/feature.php?feature=810) (C.S.) (3/4)
4:45 pm – Cinerama Adventure (REVIEW: http://www.efilmcritic.com/review.php?movie=8206&reviewer=233) (C.S.) (3.5/4)
6:30 pm – S21: The Khmer Rouge Killing Machine (CAPSULE REVIEW: http://www.efilmcritic.com/feature.php?feature=810) (C.S.) (3/4)
6:45 pm – Grimm
7:00 pm – La Petite Lili
7:00 pm – Father and Son
8:45 pm – Never Get Outta the Boat
9:00 pm – Perfect Strangers (REVIEW: http://www.efilmcritic.com/review.php?movie=8235&reviewer=198) (E.C.) (1.5/4)
9:00 pm – Noi Albinoi
9:15 pm – Fuse

Thursday, Oct. 9
Music Box
6:45 pm – Josee, The Tiger And The Fish (REVIEW: http://www.efilmcritic.com/review.php?movie=8219&reviewer=233) (C.S.) (4/4)
7:00 pm – Father and Son
9:00 pm – Sexual Dependency
9:15 pm – Jealousy is My Middle Name

Landmark
4:15 pm - Never Get Outta the Boat
4:30 pm – This Very Moment (CAPSULE REVIEW: http://www.efilmcritic.com/feature.php?feature=810) (C.S.) (3/4)
4:45 pm – Fuse
6:30 pm – Life is Life
6:45 pm – Japanese Story (REVIEW: http://www.efilmcritic.com/review.php?movie=8125&reviewer=104) (4/5)
7:00 pm – Olga’s Chignon
7:00 pm – The Station Agent (REVIEW: http://www.efilmcritic.com/review.php?movie=6913&reviewer=247) (3.5/4)
8:45 pm – The Agronomist
9:00 pm – Chokher Bali – A Passion Play
9:00 pm – A Thousand Months (CAPSULE REVIEW: http://www.efilmcritic.com/feature.php?feature=810) (C.S.) (3/4)
9:15 pm – The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (REVIEW: http://efilmcritic.com/review.php?movie=8214&reviewer=233) (C.S.) (4/4)

Friday, Oct. 10
Music Box
7:00 pm – A Talking Picture
7:15 pm – Moonlight
9:15 pm – Shorts 1: Twisted
9:30 pm – Fuse

Landmark
4:00 pm – What Jackie Knew (CAPSULE REVIEW: http://www.efilmcritic.com/feature.php?feature=810) (C.S.) (3/4)
4:45 pm – People Say I’m Crazy
5:00 pm – Life is Life
5:30 pm – Hush!
7:00 pm – Distant
7:00 pm – Bright Future
7:15 pm – Olga’s Chignon
7:45 pm – This Very Moment (CAPSULE REVIEW: http://www.efilmcritic.com/feature.php?feature=810) (C.S.)
9:15 pm – My Life Without Me
9:30 pm – Sexual Dependency
9:30 pm – Never Get Outta the Boat
9:45 pm – Tamala 2010: A Punk Cat In Space (CAPSULE REVIEW: http://www.efilmcritic.com/feature.php?feature=810) (C.S.) (2.5/4)

Saturday, Oct. 11
Music Box
1:30 pm – A Talking Picture
2:45 pm – A Taste for Murder
3:30 pm – My Life Without Me
5:00 pm – The Agronomist
6:00 pm – Chokher Bali – A Passion Play
7:15 pm – Don’t You Worry, It Will Probably Pass
9:15 pm – Shorts 1: Twisted
9:30 pm – The Triplets of Belleville

Landmark
12:15 pm – Golden Chicken
12:30 pm – Maria
1:00 pm – Hush!
2:15 pm – Olga’s Chignon
2:30 pm – People Say I’m Crazy
2:45 pm – Threads
3:00 pm – Shorts 2: Where You Stand
4:30 pm – Life is Life
4:45 pm – Josee, The Tiger and the Fish (REVIEW: http://www.efilmcritic.com/review.php?movie=8219&reviewer=233) (C.S.) (4/4)
5:00 pm – Goodbye Dragon Inn (REVIEW: http://www.efilmcritic.com/review.php?movie=8207&reviewer=233) (C.S.) (2/4)
5:30 pm – Little Men
6:45 pm – The Island
7:00 pm – At Five in the Afternoon
7:15 pm – Strayed
7:30 pm – Red Roses and Petrol
9:00 pm – Skin Deep
9:15 pm – 16 Years of Alcohol (REVIEW: http://www.efilmcritic.com/review.php?movie=8222&reviewer=1) (4/5)
9:30 pm – Reconstruction
9:45 pm – Golden Chicken

Sunday, Oct. 12
Music Box
1:30 pm – Chokher Bali – A Passion Play
2:30 pm – Don’t You Worry, It Will Probably Pass
4:30 pm – People Say I’m Crazy
5:00 pm – Broken Wings
6:45 pm – Moonlight
7:00 pm – Pieces of April (REVIEW: http://www.efilmcritic.com/review.php?movie=6954&reviewer=198) (E.C.) (3.5/4)
8:45 pm – The Hours of the Day
9:15 pm – Sex Is Comedy (REVIEW: http://www.efilmcritic.com/review.php?movie=8210&reviewer=198) (E.C.) (3.5/4)

Landmark
12:00 pm – Little Men
12:00 pm – Jealousy Is My Middle Name
12:15 pm – The Agronomist
12:30 pm – Shorts 2: Where You Stand
2:00 pm – The Island
2:15 pm – Joy of Madness
2:30 pm – Threads
3:00 pm – Red Roses and Petrol
4:00 pm – 16 Years of Alcohol (REVIEW: http://www.efilmcritic.com/review.php?movie=8222&reviewer=1) (4/5)
4:15 pm – Wild River (presented by Michael Wilmington)
4:45 pm – Crimson Gold
5:30 pm – Hush!
6:15 pm – Josee, The Tiger And The Fish (REVIEW: http://www.efilmcritic.com/review.php?movie=8219&reviewer=233) (C.S.) (4/4)
6:45 pm – Goodbye Dragon Inn (REVIEW: http://www.efilmcritic.com/review.php?movie=8207&reviewer=233) (C.S.) (2/4)
7:15 pm – Skin Deep
7:30 pm – The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (REVIEW: http://efilmcritic.com/review.php?movie=8214&reviewer=233) (C.S.) (4/4)
9:00 pm – Maria
9:00 pm – Strayed
9:15 pm – Tamala 2010: A Punk Cat In Space (CAPSULE REVIEW: http://www.efilmcritic.com/feature.php?feature=810) (C.S.) (2.5/4)
9:30 pm – The Magic Gloves

Monday, Oct. 13
Music Box
6:45 pm – The Barbarian Invasions
7:00 pm – Spare Parts
9:00 pm – Moonlight
9:30 pm – A Taste for Murder

Landmark
4:30 pm – Skin Deep
4:45 pm – The Magic Gloves
5:30 pm – What Jackie Knew (CAPSULE REVIEW: http://www.efilmcritic.com/feature.php?feature=810) (C.S.) (3/4)
6:30 pm – Pieces of April (REVIEW: http://www.efilmcritic.com/review.php?movie=6954&reviewer=198) (E.C.) (3.5/4)
6:45 pm – Reconstruction
7:00 pm – The Island
7:15 pm – Little Men
8:30 pm – Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself (REVIEW: http://www.efilmcritic.com/review.php?movie=7770&reviewer=104) (1/5)
9:00 pm – Goodbye Dragon Inn (REVIEW: http://www.efilmcritic.com/review.php?movie=8207&reviewer=233) (C.S.) (2/4)
9:15 pm – S21: The Khmer Rouge Killing Machine (CAPSULE REVIEW: http://www.efilmcritic.com/feature.php?feature=810) (C.S.) (3/4)
9:30 pm – Dark

Tuesday, Oct. 14
Music Box
7:00 pm – Distant Lights
7:15 pm - Don’t You Worry, It Will Probably Pass
9:15 pm – Shorts 1: Twisted
9:30 pm – Tulse Luper Suitcases Part 1: The Moab Story

Landmark
4:15 pm – The Hours of the Day
4:30 pm – Shorts 3: Moment of Impact
5:00 pm – Salt (REVIEW: http://www.efilmcritic.com/review.php?movie=7889&reviewer=223) (4/5)
6:30 pm – Wilbur Wants To Kill Himself (REVIEW: http://www.efilmcritic.com/review.php?movie=7770&reviewer=104) (1/5)
7:00 pm – Spare Parts
7:15 pm – Maria
8:45 pm – Niki and Flo
9:00 pm – 16 Years of Alcohol (REVIEW: http://www.efilmcritic.com/review.php?movie=8222&reviewer=1) (4/5)
9:00 pm – All Tomorrow’s Parties
9:15 pm – Golden Chicken

Wednesday, Oct. 15
Music Box
7:00 pm – At Five in the Afternoon
7:15 pm – All Tomorrow’s Parties
9:15 pm – Joy of Madness
9:30 pm – The Magic Gloves

Landmark
4:15 pm – Shorts 2: Where You Stand
4:30 pm – Distant Lights
6:30 pm – Dark
6:45 pm – Jealousy Is My Middle Name
6:45 pm – The Hours of the Day
7:00 pm – The Barbarian Invasions
8:45 pm – Shorts 3: Moment of Impact
9:00 pm – Spare Parts
9:15 pm – Salt (REVIEW: http://www.efilmcritic.com/review.php?movie=7889&reviewer=223) (4/5)
9:30 pm - Tulse Luper Suitcases Part 1: The Moab Story

Thursday, Oct. 16
Music Box
6:30 pm – Best of Fest 1
7:00 pm – Best of Fest 2
9:00 pm – Shattered Glass
9:15 pm – All Tomorrow’s Parties

Landmark
4:45 pm – Dark
5:00 pm – Niki and Flo
6:30 pm – Salt (REVIEW: http://www.efilmcritic.com/review.php?movie=7889&reviewer=223) (4/5)
6:45 pm – Distant Lights
7:00 pm – Shorts 4: Homegrown
7:00 pm – Niki and Flo
8:30 pm – Threads
9:00 pm – A Taste for Murder
9:15 pm – Best of Fest 3
9:30 pm – Shorts 3: Moment of Impact

FOR MORE INFO VISIT - http://www.chicagofilmfestival.com or call 312-332-FILM

TICKETS AVAILABLE through Ticketmaster Hot Tix (http://www.hottix.org or 312-902-1500) and at various Carson Pirie Scott’s, Dominick’s and Tower Records


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originally posted: 10/03/03 05:08:19
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