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Chicago International Film Festival Turns 46

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The Chicago International Film Festival turns 46. It’s been founder Michael Kutza’s baby since its inception. “North America’s oldest competitive film festival” runs October 7-21. The schedule was announced September 21 at Lucky Strike Lanes, a floor below the AMC River East 21, the downtown multiplex where all festival films are shown. Some notable titles arrive from other festivals, including the Palme d’or-winning Uncle Boonmee Who Can Remember His Past Lives, by School of the Art Institute alum Apichatpong Weerasethakul. [Photo: Ray Pride]





Also hailing from other fests, Kiarostami’s Certified Copy, Xavier Dolan’s Heartbeats and Aaron Katz’s Cold Weather.


Plus at least a couple of Chicago-shot working-class tales, Ben Berkowitz’s Polish Bar and Bob Meyer’s Drunkboat (2007).

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