Chicago Critics Film Festival announces 5th anniversary preview

Festival favorites starring Alison Brie, Sam Elliott, Aubrey Plaza, Dave Franco, Fred Armisen, Nick Offerman, Jason Ritter and Adam Pally to have their Chicago premieres

MAY 12-18, 2017
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Chicago, IL 60013

To kick off the celebration of its fifth year, the Chicago Critics Film Festival is pleased to announce the first wave of titles that will be screening as part of this year's event. The first film festival to be created and curated entirely by film critics, this year's lineup will include a collection of award-winning favorites from around the globe featuring stars like Alison Brie, Sam Elliott, Aubrey Plaza, Molly Shannon, John C. Reilly, Dave Franco, Nick Offerman, Adam Pally, Fred Armisen and Brooklyn Decker, all of which will be making their local debuts. The festival will run May 12-18, 2017 and will be held once again at Chicago's historic Music Box Theatre. Passes are now on sale at
Created by the Chicago Film Critics Association in 2013, the week-long festival offers a selection of films comprised of recent festival favorites and as-yet-undistributed works from a wide variety of filmmakers ranging from award winners to talented newcomers chosen by members of the organization, the only current example of a major film critics group hosting its own festival. The seven titles announced today come from around the world and offer viewers an eclectic variety of films that includes wild comedies, introspective dramas and a couple of selections that almost defy description and which come from a diverse group of storytelling voices. This is only a preview of a program that will include over 25 feature films and shorts. The CCFF is proud to announce that the following titles will be a part of this year's program.

Erik Childress