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HBO Max Chicago TV Series ‘South Side’ Premieres Thursday

The season premiere is here. One of the crown jewels of Chicago’s booming television industry is the HBO Max series South Side. The highly anticipated Season Three Premiere is here…

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charlieuniformtango Collaborates on ‘The Turning Point’; Richard Linklater, Trevor Noah Among Exec Producers

Powerful storytelling is at the forefront, and you’ll have your first look this Sunday. charlieuniformtango recently collaborated on Director Gretchen Stoeltje’s compelling documentary, Shouting Down Midnight, executive produced by Richard…

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Chicago-Based FamilyTime Channel Launches on SLING TV

This fall, gather the family for a new co-viewing experience. Chicago-based Questar Entertainment announced today that its linear channel, FamilyTime, is available on SLING TV for free, let’s take a…

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Chicago International Film Festival Lineup Packed with Premieres; Kathryn Hahn Among Honorees

The Chicago International Film Festival has announced the full lineup of films and programs for this year’s 58th edition of North America’s longest-running competitive film festival, running October 12 –…

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Samsung TV Expands Lifestyle Programming with Hipstr App; ’42 Grams’ ‘Biggie and Tupac’ Join Lineup

A promising new partnership looks to power a new platform forward. Samsung and Hipstr today announced that Questar Entertainment’s streaming service, Hipstr, is now available globally on Samsung TV’s. The…

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Why You Gotta Get to Chicago Filmmaker Kevin Shaw’s ‘Let the Little Light Shine’ This Weekend

“A rousing tribute to grassroots activism with the visceral impact of all six ROCKY movies and a couple of CREED films put together.” So says Michael Phillips of the Chicago…

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Filmed-In-Chicago Amazon Series ‘Paper Girls’ Premieres July 29th; Plus: Will There Be a Season Two?

It is finally here! After much anticipation across the globe, Amazon will introduce its audiences to Paper Girls. Amazon Prime will launch the series this Friday, July 29th. And the…

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Elevated Films Brings ‘Hypochondriac’ to Chicago; Jennifer Reeder to Moderate Q&A

Elevated Films brings the drama this evening, with Hypochondriac, screening tonight, Tuesday July 26th, on the lawn at Lathrop, next to the Chicago river. Click here for your tickets for…

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Faith-based Anthology Film “God’s Not Here” to host Red Carpet Screenings in Rockford July 23 and Naperville July 26th

It’s a big weekend for Illinois talents Matthew Cichella and Arianna Lexus. God’s Not Here, the first ever faith-based feature film anthology, produced by Matthew Cichella‘s Never Submit Entertainment, will…

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It’s Christmas in July as Chicago-Made ‘Christmas with Felicity’ Theatrical Premiere Arrives

Following its holiday premiere on AMC+, Christmas with Felicity will have its big screen debut in the community where filming took place. Presented by Sock Monkey Museum, Christmas in July is here…

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Premiere Date Set for Amazon Series ‘Paper Girls’; Plus: Will There Be a Season Two?

The anticipation for the first season of Amazon Prime series Paper Girls is building, and we now have a release date for the show. The countdown can begin as Amazon…

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Your First Look at Chicago-Made Pilot ‘Refresh’ from Writer Joe Klos

There is a new independent sci-fi series in the works, and SCREEN has your first look at the pilot, plus a chat with the creator. Creator Joe Klos and director…

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Exclusive Clip: Michael Glover Smith’s Feature ‘Relative’ Expands to Woodridge and Wilmette

Chicago Film Project has announced the expansion of writer/director Michael Glover Smith’s (pictured here with his father at the theatrical premiere) fourth feature film, Relative, into suburban Woodridge and Wilmette…

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Special ADIFF Chicago Film Series Lands at Facets June 10-12

Watch 10 films from 10 countries with 9 U.S. Premieres at the special African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF) Chicago Film Series from June 10-12, 2022.   For the 19th consecutive…

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FX Unveils Trailer for Chicago-Made ‘The Bear,’ Led by ‘Shameless’ Star Jeremy Allen White

The Bear was 100% filmed in Chicago and it will be premiering on Hulu June 23rd. SCREEN has your first look at the series today. FX has unveiled the trailer…

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Your First Look at ‘Paper Girls’ from Amazon; Plus: Will There Be a Season Two?

The anticipation for the first season of Amazon Prime series Paper Girls is building. And so are the questions. When will the first season premiere? Will there be a Season…

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Your First Look at Feature Film Debut from Director Adrian Bonvento ‘Rookie Season’

The feature film debut from director Adrian Bonvento, Rookie Season gives audiences unprecedented access to the team throughout their 2019 season, be it through visceral in-car cameras, frank pit lane and engineering…

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Chicago Latino Film Festival Announces Opening Night and Centerpiece Screenings

The 38th Chicago Latino Film Festival announced today its selections for their Opening Night and Centerpiece screenings at ChiTown Movies Drive-In, 2343 S. Throop St.  The Festival opens Thursday, April…

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Robert Pattinson and ‘The Batman’ Poised for Record Box Office Bash This Weekend

The long-awaited BATMAN blockbuster is finally here. Reviews have been stellar, and audiences are ready to return to Gotham this weekend. SCREEN has a collection of the latest BATMAN teasers,…

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Here’s the Lineup for the 25th Annual Chicago European Union Film Festival

Chicago’s Gene Siskel Film Center will present its 25th Annual Chicago European Union Film Festival (CEUFF), from Friday, March 4 through Thursday, March 17. After a COVID-truncated 2020 festival and…

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GoTraveler Joins Forces with VIZIO

GoTraveler, an OTT app and linear channel with the world’s largest collection of professionally produced travel shows and series, announced today that some of their top-rated shows are now included…

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Your First Look at ‘Power Book IV: Force,’ Starring Chicago’s Joseph Sikora

Chicago is Tommy’s town now. So declares the new extended teaser trailer for the highly anticipated series Power Book IV: Force. The series filmed in and around Chicago throughout 2021….

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Brand New Chicago-Made Christmas Movies to Add to Your Holiday Watchlist

Christmas is here, and there are plenty of Chicago-made movies for you to enjoy in cozy comforts of your home this weekend. And not just those classics from twenty years…

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Kanye West Documentary ‘Jeen-Yuhs’ Highlights Sundance 2022 Lineup

More than twenty years in the making, the highly anticipated Kanye West documentary jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy from Netflix leads the lineup of feature films set to premiere at the…

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‘The Cleaner’ Features Chicago Ties, All-Star Cast Led by Luke Wilson

Indie darling The Cleaner is enjoying a successful run on digital platforms worldwide, boasting an all-star cast and production team, and a taut and moving emotional drama. The cast is…

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Thanksgiving Premiere for Chicago Indie ‘The Christmas Pitch’ as ‘Hamilton’ Star Leads Cast

Santa is coming to town for Thanksgiving and he’s playing matchmaker. The Christmas Pitch, produced by Illinois production and distribution company, Questar Entertainment, is now available for your holiday viewing…

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Thanksgiving Premiere for Chicago-Made ‘Christmas with Felicity’ on AMC+

What better way to celebrate the holidays in Chicago than with a locally-produced heartwarming film premiering on a national network’s streaming service? The family-friendly movie Christmas with Felicity will premiere…

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Alex/October To Screen At La Femme Film Festival Tonight

With a return to in-person film festivals, the Los Angeles-based Dances With Films marked the world premiere of ALEX/OCTOBER, a drama that deals with addiction, depression, suicide and redemption. The…

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Miller’s Directorial Debut Premieres Wednesday

Ghostwriter, an Illinois-made dramatic feature film, will have its Chicagoland area premiere at the Pickwick Theatre in Park Ridge on Wednesday, September 29. The film follows a bartender, struggling for…

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Naked Studios Reveals New Chicago Crime Drama ‘Gray Market’

For years Naked Studios, Inc. has been teaming up with Chicago creatives to deliver captivating visuals, but their most  recent unveiling of ‘Gray Market’ not only highlights the company’s exceptional…

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Chicagoland Shorts Vol. 7 World Premiere Run at Siskel Thru September 8th

It’s time to get out to the theater… the newly reopened theater at the Gene Siskel Film Center, that is. Full Spectrum Features (FSF) is pleased to announce the films…

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Spider-Man Trailer Shatters Avengers Endgame’s Viewership Record

With movie theaters across the globe fighting to regain their footing and their audiences, the prospects of Spidey swooping in to save the day this December look promising. The trailer…

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Chicago Made Showtime Series WORK IN PROGRESS Season Two Premiere This Sunday

Your plans for Sunday night are set. Created and filmed in its hometown of Chicago, WORK IN PROGRESS is back and Season Two is ready to roll on your small…

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The Scarlet Pirate Lands at the Music Box August 15

There is plenty to satirize in today’s political landscape, and one filmmaker accepted that mission under the most challenging circumstances he could have imagined: strapped for cash and in the…

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Digital Debut for Newell’s Comedy MONUMENTS Today

Variety said it best with its recent rave of Chicago filmmaker Jack C. Newell’s feature Monuments, declaring that the film “proves there’s still some life — and death and afterlife…

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Chicago Premiere of SXSW Hit SWAN SONG Kicks Off Elevated Films Season July 17

Your Saturday plans are covered. Kicking off Elevated Films Chicago’s season back at the gorgeous Ace Hotel Chicago rooftop is the Chicago Premiere of SWAN SONG, starring Udo Kier. Saturday,…

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Theatrical Run in Full Swing for Jack Newell’s Audience Award Winner MONUMENTS

What better stamp of approval for a film than an audience award? As you peruse your viewing options for this weekend, consider adding the Audience Award Winner from the latest…

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New Music Video from charlieuniformtango Director Justin Wilson for The Cush Launches Its Festival Run

Lola Lott, charlieuniformtango principal/CEO announced director/editor Justin Wilson’s new music video for the band The Cush has been accepted into the Austin Lift-Off Film Festival. The tango team for the…

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Your First Look at Zanah Thirus’ Black Feminist Romantic Comedy

Zanah Thirus’ flair for effectively producing 21st-century films is how successful filmmakers build their careers. At film conference Q&A sessions and even on peer-to-peer calls, the conversations heavily revolve around…

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The One Late Show You Cannot Miss

Amid the sea of late night fare, there is one show, one night only, that you cannot miss. This Saturday, April 17 at 8 p.m. Central, the intersectional Late Show…

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Trailer Premiere for Josh Hope’s New Feature

Director Josh Hope teams up with SHAMELESS star Ethan Cutkosky, actor Brad Hunt (MAGNOLIA, THE BRIDGE), Golden Globe and Emmy-winning composer Roger Neill, Dreamworks veteran Lisa Freberg, and a stellar…

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You Must Watch Leonard and Marcelle’s New Chicago Made Series BETA

Set aside the Netflix remote for a night and enjoy some local fare this weekend! The first season of the female-driven, Chicago-made web series BETA is now up and ready…

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A Christmas Carol Like No Other

You’ve seen the Charles Dickens holiday classic but you have certainly never seen it like this. Hundreds of paper puppets, miniatures, silhouettes and a live original score will come together…

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Sarofsky, Kartemquin Films Team Up for A MYSTERY TO ME

The filmmakers behind “A Mystery to Me,” a new documentary series that aims to raise awareness of the rare neuromuscular disease myasthenia gravis (MG), are very proud to detail their…

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Amazon Debut for Illinois-Indiana Indie Feature

Illinois-Indiana indie THE MISADVENTURES OF MISTRESS MANEATER is riding a successful festival run into its worldwide digital release on Amazon, and here is your first look at the feature from…

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Michael Shannon Headlines Debut Feature for Seth Savoy

ECHO BOOMERS, the director debut for Chicago filmmaker Seth Savoy, will make its hometown premiere this Tuesday, November 10th, in a special night at the drive-in, hosted by Elevated Films…

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Your First Look at Milwaukee Adventure Film

A very personal short film, made in Milwaukee, is enjoying quite a jumpstart to its festival run, including two fests this weekend. Fresh off its World Premiere at the prestigious…

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Your First Look at New Series THE DARK

While it may feel like the end of times, we sat down with Chip Rossetti, writer and director of “The Dark,” a post-apocalyptic mini-series produced by Chicago production company, Questar,…

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World Premiere Set for Chicago Doc

Chicago director Rob Christopher has announced the World Premiere of ROY’S WORLD, about the childhood of Chicago born/bred writer Barry Gifford, at the 16th Glasgow Film Festival February 26 –…

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