Slideshow, Audio: Closing Night ‘The Shape of Water’ at 53rd Chicago International Film Festival

Printer-friendly versionPrinter-friendly versionE-mail page to friendE-mail page to friendPDF versionPDF version
No votes yet
| Image 2 of 3 |
Michael Stuhlbarg at the 53rd Chicago International Film Festival.

CHICAGO – Put the 53rd Chicago International Film Festival in the books, as the spectacular Closing Night film was “The Shape of Water,” directed by Guillermo Del Toro, and featured Michael Shannon and Michael Stuhlbarg, who both walked the Red Carpet on October 26th, 2017, and was joined by producer Daniel Kraus.

“The Shape of Water” also features Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer and Richard Jenkins in a film set in America during the Cold War era of 1962. The film is a lyrical tribute to the movies themselves, and why we love them. Michael Shannon portrays Agent Strickland in the film, and Michael Stuhlbarg is Dr. Robert Hoffstetler. “The Shape of Water” won the Founder’s Award, presented by Michael Kutza, at the Festival. HollywoodChicago.com was on the Red Carpet, to interview the participants.

In the audio clip, Michael Shannon talks about the emotional roots of Chicago Theater, Michael Stuhlbarg ponders which movie in film history he would have liked to be in, and producer Daniel Kraus talks about the origin of “The Shape of Water.”


Click “Next” and “Previous” to scan through the slideshow or jump directly to individual photos with the captioned links below. Photo One is © Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for HollywoodChicago.com. Photo Two and Three is © Pamela Kammer Powell of The Daily Journal.

  1. CIFFSHAPE1: Michael Shannon is Agent Strickland in ‘The Shape of Water.’
  2. CIFFSHAPE2: Michael Stuhlbarg at the 53rd Chicago International Film Festival.
  3. CIFFSHAPE3: HollywoodChicago.com’s Patrick McDonald talks to producer Daniel Kraus.

Highlights of the 53rd Chicago International Film Festival, and membership information about joining Cinema/Chicago (the sponsoring organization of the festival) can be found by clicking here.

HollywoodChicago.com senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

By PATRICK McDONALD
Writer, Editorial Coordinator
HollywoodChicago.com
pat@hollywoodchicago.com

© 2017 Patrick McDonald, HollywoodChicago.com

User Login

Free Giveaway Mailing

TV, DVD, BLU-RAY & THEATER REVIEWS

  • It's NOT ALL About You John Michael

    CHICAGO – John Michael epitomizes the art of the monologue. The Chicago transplant, by way of Dallas, is moving on (he says temporarily) from the city that inspired his last show, “Meatball Seance,” after notorious and successful runs of his other one-man shows, “John Michael and the Order of the Penix” and “Dementia Me.” His farewell performance is his latest, another laugh riot, “It’s NOT ALL About You John Michael,” and will take place at Mary’s Attic in Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood on March 1st, 2019. Click here for details, including ticket information.

  • Soccer Player in the Closet, The 2

    CHICAGO – Connecting to the theater collective Nothing Without a Company means a couple of things. One, you may visit parts of Chicago you’ve never seen before – in this case a plant store in an industrial area south of Humboldt Park – and two, you will see some daring and outside-the-box stagings. “The Soccer Player in the Closet” is their latest production – a World Premiere – and it provides what the title implies and beyond. The play runs through March 17th, 2019. Click here for more details, including ticket information.

Advertisement



HollywoodChicago.com on Twitter

archive

HollywoodChicago.com Top Ten Discussions
referendum
tracker