THE 54TH CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

THE 54TH CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
OCTOBER 10 – 21, ANNOUNCES FIRST WAVE OF OFFICIAL SELECTIONS
Mimi  Plauché, Artistic Director of the Chicago International Film Festival, today announced the first 25 films that will be shown at the 54th Chicago International Film Festival, running Oct. 10 – 21, 2018 at AMC River East, 322 E. Illinois St. The longest-running competitive film festival in North America, the Festival will feature more than 150 films from across the globe and bring legendary actors, master filmmakers, and exciting, emerging talents from around the world to Chicago.
About Cinema/Chicago
Cinema/Chicago, the presenting organization of the Chicago International Film Festival, is a year-round nonprofit arts and education organization dedicated to fostering better communication between people of diverse cultures through the art of film and the moving image. Cinema/Chicago’s programs include the Chicago International Film Festival, International Screenings Program, Chicago International Television Festival, CineYouth Festival, and year-round Education Program. Celebrating its 54th edition October 10-21, 2018, the Chicago International Film Festival is North America’s longest-running competitive film festival. For more information, please visit www.chicagofilmfestival.com or follow us on FacebookInstagram,Vimeo and Twitter.
THE 54TH CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL,
OCTOBER 10 – 21, ANNOUNCES FIRST WAVE OF OFFICIAL SELECTIONS
Initial lineup includes highly anticipated titles including Joel Edgerton’s Boy Erasedstarring Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe; Elizabeth Chomko’s Chicago-set feature debut What They Had starring Michael Shannon and Hilary Swank; Mike Leigh’s epic drama Peterloo and Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Cannes Palme d’Or winner Shoplifters
The initial roster of films demonstrates the Festival’s commitment to selecting the best feature films, documentaries, and short films of the year, including notable Oscar contenders and top award winners from the Cannes and Berlin Film Festivals. This year, the Festival will also present two special programs: a spotlight on Italian cinema and a focus on international comedy.
“We are very excited to be showcasing new films from some of the most impressive directors in the world, whether returning veterans, such as past Gold Hugo-winners Mike Leigh and Hirokazu Kore-eda, or up-and-coming filmmakers with distinctive visions,” said Plauché. “For the last several years, the Festival has been proud to present Best Picture winners The Shape of Water(2017), Moonlight (2016), and Spotlight (2015), and we look forward to sharing this year’s incredible slate of movies with our audiences.”
For a full list of movies and their information, please visit www.chicagofilmfestival.com. 

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