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Film News: 2011 Chicago International Film Festival Opens With ‘The Last Rites of Joe May’

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CHICAGO – The red carpet was put to good use on the opening night of the 2011 Chicago International Film Festival on October 6th. The 47th annual edition of the two week festival featured stars Dennis Farina, Gary Cole and Jamie Anne Allman walking the carpet before the showing of their film “The Last Rites of Joe May.”

Dennis Farina stars as the title character in the film, as a small-time Chicago hustler coming back from an illness to find that life he knows has passed him by. Also walking the red carpet was writer and director Joe Maggio, who set the film in Chicago and produced it on location in the Windy City.

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Dennis Farina on the Red Carpet, Opening Night of 2011 Chicago International Film Festival
Photo credit: Patrick McDonald for HollywoodChicago.com

The opening night red carpet was at the Harris Theater right off of Chicago’s downtown Millennium Park. The after party took place inside the historic Chicago Cultural Center.

For the full schedule, go to the Chicago Film Festival site.

The 47th Chicago International Film Festival is October 6th-20th. To purchase tickets or to get more information, click on ChicagoFilmFestival.com “The Last Rites of Joe May” opens November 4th in New York City and November 25th in Chicago.

HollywoodChicago.com senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

By PATRICK McDONALD
Senior Staff Writer
HollywoodChicago.com
pat@hollywoodchicago.com

© 2011 Patrick McDonald, HollywoodChicago.com

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