Watching the watchers at the Chicago International Film Festival
Everything that’s free at the annual fest (except Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Al Franken)
Open Mike Eagle, an MCA stroller tour, and more happenings in Chicago from July 5-7
At Tribune Publishing, LA can’t abide Chicago.
Bradley Rust Gray’s romantic microdrama “The Exploding Girl” starring Zoe Kazan has its local premiere Saturday in the Blue Whiskey Independent FIlm Festival.
Free live podcast show at Hungry Brain Mon 2/22 at 8 PM.
Anna Patel’s filmed meditation “A Nephilim Grieves” screens Tuesday 10/6 in the Midwest Independent Film Festival’s Advertising Community Shorts Night.
Scott Smith and John Fromstein’s love letter to Madison and examination of Wisconsin’s most mischievous mustelid returns to Landmark’s Century Centre on Tuesday 9/1. As detailed in my May feature story, Being Bucky takes viewers inside the UW PR machine and explores what it means for the seven young men who don the badger mask.
David Pasquesi regrets his hobbies and more in tonight’s Comedy Shorts showcase at the Midwest Independent Film Festival.
Young Turks schedule a Chicago Media Future Conference while lords of the old media meet unannounced out by O’Hare Field.
Get inside the fuzzy fiberglass head of UW-Wisconsin mascot Bucky Badger in the documentary “Being Bucky,” which has its Chicago premiere Thursday at Landmark’s Century Centre.
Roger Ebert suggests the Tribune kill off RedEye to save the Sun-Times.