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Audiences selected Closing Night feature presentation Eighth Grade as winner of the Audience Award for narrative features; the film screened to a sold-out crowd as the festival wrapped up on May 10 at Chicago’s historic Music Box Theater. Additionally, Three Identical Strangers, the incredible true story of three triplets separated at birth and reunited years later, received the Audience Award for documentary, while two short films tied for Audience Award honors: Runner, written and directed by Chicago-based filmmaker Clare Cooney, and We Forgot to Break Up.
The complete lineup for the sixth annual Chicago Critics Film Festival is here, including screening dates/times and special guests expected to attend. Explore the entire schedule and secure tickets/passes in advance at www.chicagocriticsfilmfestival.com. Select films are available for advanced review and interviews; interested media should apply for accreditation online here.
"Lady Bird" was named the winner of the Chicago Film Critics Association’s award for Best Picture of 2017.
“Call Me By Your Name” and “The Shape of Water” lead pack with the most CFCA nominations.
The Chicago Film Critics Festival will run from May 4-10, 2018, and will once again take place at Chicago's historic Music Box Theatre.
“Lucky,” the touching and funny spiritual journey of a 90-year-old atheist, was the favorite of audiences at the 5th Chicago Critics Film Festival.
The Chicago Critics Film Festival is pleased to announce the first wave of titles that will be screening as part of this year's 5th anniversary event.
“Moonlight” was named the winner of the Chicago Film Critics Association’s award for Best Picture of 2016.
Taika Waititi-directed comedy, “Hunt for the Wilderpeople,” is the top choice of attendees of 4th Annual Chicago Critics Film Festival.