An article about the 57th Chicago International Film Festival, which runs Wednesday, October 13th, through Sunday, October 24th, and will host a fundraiser on Monday, September 13th.
A feature about the production of the great documentary Mr. Soul! and the extraordinary path it took to get the film made and distributed.
Matt writes: On January 7th, the movie world lost one of its brightest lights, filmmaker Michael Apted (1941-2021), who died at age 79. Renowned for his groundbreaking "Up" series of documentaries, which followed the lives of British children every seven years as they became adults, Apted also helmed various sublime narrative features, including 1980's Loretta Lynn biopic, "Coal Miner's Daughter," that earned Sissy Spacek a Best Actress Oscar.
A news story highlighting the films in the Black Perspectives program, including acclaimed works like Bad Hair, One Night in Miami, MLK/FBI, and Farewell Amor.
Our final NY dispatch on three films from the 2020 festival, including one starring Michelle Pfeiffer and the latest from Pedro Almodovar.