[CIFF] The 49th Chicago International Film Festival begins tonight

[Ruby Hornet will be attending the 49th Chicago International Film Festival from 10/10 – 10/24. Be sure to follow along as we bring you coverage from the longest-running competitive international film festival in the country. You can find all of our coverage from this year’s CIFF here.]

Another October, another Chicago International Film Festival. As the longest-running competitive international film festival in the US, CIFF screens a large amount of foreign films during its duration. Without the festival, many of these films would go unseen, unheard, undistributed, and unknown. There are many film festivals that happen over the year all across the country, but it’s CIFF’s dedication to introducing high quality, independently-made foreign films that has helped separate it from other film festivals.

Beginning tonight with the Opening Night screening of James Gray’s The Immigrant (starring Marion Cotillard and Joaquin Phoenix), the Chicago International Film Festival will be taking over the AMC River East with hundreds of film from all across the world. Ruby Hornet will be your guide to this year’s CIFF, starting tomorrow with my personal recommendations over the next two weeks. Keep your eyes peeled for reviews and interviews, as well.

You can find a full list of films on the Chicago International Film Festival website. It’s going to be a fun two weeks!

Geoff Henao

Geoff Henao is a writer/kinda photographer affiliated with the Chicago collective LOD. His interests include film, punk rock, cute girls, graphic novels, video games, and the Chicago Bulls. He's funny sometimes.

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