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Independent Film

15
Nov
2021
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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 on AMC+ this Thanksgiving Day, November 25th. After failing in business and in love, a downtrodden Felicity Olson moves back home with one goal: make enough money to reclaim her life in Chicago. But when...
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8
Nov
2021
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PHOTO BOOTH: Minnesota’s Twin Cities Film Festival a Stellar Success

The Twin Cities Film Festival in St. Louis Park, Minnesota wrapped up yet another successful run, with packed houses and powerful films from October 21-30. The annual visual arts celebration showcased more than 90 feature films, shorts and filmmaker conversations across 10 days, combining virtual showcases with a robust return to in-person theatrical screenings. In-person screenings took place at the Showplace ICON Theatre in St....
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17
Oct
2021
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Black Harvest Film Festival

Celebrating its 27th year in 2021, The Black Harvest Film Festival is Chicago’s annual showcase for films that celebrate, explore and share the Black, African American and African Diaspora experience. … The 27th Black Harvest Film Festival will be held November 5 through December 2, 2021, click here for schedule and tickets!
26
Oct
2021
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Zanah Thirus Strides Forward As Both Producer and Director

2021 has marked a pivotal year in Zanah Thirus’ career journey as a producer and director. She began her journey in advertising as an Associate Producer at FCB Chicago in 2017, and since then produced at various shops – BBDO Atlanta, Havas Chicago, and most recently Leo Burnett. This month, Zanah is joining Stink Studios as a Senior Producer.  This exciting news for Thirus comes...
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16
Oct
2021
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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 sold-out screening was attended by cast, crew, festival goers and a number of celebrity guests and was met with universally positive reviews and theater scores. The screening marked the first festival for filmmaker Lisa Freberg...
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13
Oct
2021
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Brian and Jan Hieggelke and Chicago Film Project Announce Next Feature

Brian and Jan Hieggelke have found their next film. The Hieggelkes’ Chicago Film Project, the film and T.V. production arm of their Chicago-based print and digital cultural magazine Newcity, has boarded Michael Glover Smith’s fourth feature Relative, which was shot over the summer and is now in the final stages of post-production. “We’d been following Michael’s work for some time, and were intrigued by the...
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13
Oct
2021
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Chicago International Film Festival Opens with Wes Anderson, Todd Haynes Premieres

A trio of highly anticipated films will open this year’s Chicago International Film Festival, here is the rundown for tonight’s famed festivities… TONIGHT AT 7 PM AT THE MUSIC BOX THEATRE: THE FRENCH DISPATCH On the occasion of the death of their beloved editor Arthur Howitzer, Jr., staffers of The French Dispatch, a widely circulated American magazine based in the French city of Ennui-sur-Blasé, convene...
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5
Oct
2021
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Your First Look at Five New Chicago Features In Development for 2022

As we look ahead to 2022, there are five Illinois features in the works that deserve a spot on your radar. Let’s take a look… The 57th Chicago International Film Festival has announced a slate of five narrative feature film projects in active development that have been selected for CIX: Lab, a new year-long creative development program under the Festival’s Chicago Industry Exchange banner.  After...
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28
Sep
2021
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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 years as an unpublished writer, who helps a combat veteran face his fears over publishing a short story about his time in Iraq.  Ghostwriter recently made its world premiere at Dances with Films (DWF:LA) in...
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