"Roma" The Big Winner Among Chicago Film Critics

“Roma,” Alfonso Cuaron’s autobiographical story of a year in the life of a family living in Mexico City in the 1970s seen primarily through the eyes of one of their servants, was named the Best Picture of 2018 by the members of the Chicago Film Critics Association at a ceremony held tonight. The film, which received the most nominations from the group with nine, won a total of five awards.

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James Laczkowski
“Roma,” "The Favourite” and “A Star is Born” lead 2018 CFCA nominations

“Roma,” Alfonso Cuaron’s autobiographical story of a year in the life of a family living in Mexico City in the 1970s seen primarily through the eyes of one of their servants, was a clear favorite with members of the Chicago Film Critics Association. The film received the most nominations of all for their 2018 film awards with nine. In addition to being one of the finalists for Best Picture, Cuaron himself was personally nominated in four additional categories for Director, Original Screenplay, Cinematography and Editing, the latter alongside Adam Gough.

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Erik Childress
The Chicago Critics Film Festival Returns May 17 - 23, 2019 At The Music Box Theatre

The Chicago Film Critics Association (CFCA), the Chicago-area print, online and broadcast critics group that has celebrated the art of film and film criticism for over 25 years, is pleased to announce the dates and location for the 7th Annual Chicago Critics Film Festival (CCFF). The festival will run from May 17-23, 2019 and will once again take place at Chicago’s historic Music Box Theatre. The event, voted first runner-up for Best Film Festival in the Chicago Reader’s 2017 “Best of Chicago” poll. It is the only current example of a major film critics group that hosts its own festival.

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James Laczkowski