Chicago International Film Festival: Report #1


Every year, we wait with bated breath to see what the line-up for this year’s Chicago International Film Festival will be. Can they possibly outdo last year’s selections? What gems have they found for us to view? In its 52nd year, the Chicago International Film Festival shows no signs of stopping. This year, the festival is bookended by two films that have gotten so much buzz at festivals around the world, that there are probably Oscars in their future. The greatest thing about this longstanding film festival is that it isn’t just about the films like La La Land and Arrival, but the unbelievable films from around the world. Here is a preview of a few of my absolute favorites so far. Don’t forget to check out their entire programming and get tickets for all the film that catch your attention. They will likely sell out soon!

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Jon would say that as a writer, he is a self-proclaimed film snob and a pop culture junkie. Always gives his honest, critical, and maybe a little bit snarky opinion on everything. He's very detail oriented and loves anything involving creativity and innovation. You're better off asking him who his favorite director is rather than his favorite film. So beware and get ready to be entertained. You can contact him at or follow him on twitter @DystopianHero. (Also, he doesn't always refer to himself in the third person, but sometimes he just has to).