With its founder Michael Kutza nearing his half-century mark as leader, the
Other festival attendees this year include Chicago-based "Matrix" creators Lana and Andy Wachowski, whose latest picture, an adaptation of the multi-story novel
Filmmakers Philip Kaufman, Steve James and, from Israel, Joseph Cedar are also scheduled to take part in various conversations in the festival.
Chosen by Kutza, programming head Mimi Plauche and their team, the festival's five competition categories corral 120 feature-length titles from 53 countries. Highlights scouted by Kutza and Plauche on the international circuit include the
Go to chicagofilmfestival.com for the schedule compleat. Phone: 312-683-0121. The AMC River East 21 is located at 322 E. Illinois St. Pass options include 10 regular admissions, $95 for Cinema/Chicago members, $125 for non-members. If you are woman or man enough for 20, that'll run ya $180 for Cinema/Chicago members, $240 for non-members.
Happy cinematic gluttony.