Film News: 19th Chicago European Union Film Festival at Gene Siskel Center Through March 31, 2016

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CHICAGO – Last week, one of the most diverse film festivals of the year in Chicago opened with the Swedish film “The Paradise Suite.” The 19th Annual Chicago European Union Film Fest will be at the Gene Siskel Film Center on State Street. With countries ranging from Austria to Slovakia, European cinema voices will be available to the Chicagoland area through March 31st, 2016.

Family Member
’Family Member’ (Cyprus) Screens March 11th, 2016, at the Chicago European Union Film Festival
Photo credit: Gene Siskel Film Center

Countries represented in the festival are Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden and the United Kingdom, with diverse films and documentaries throughout the festival run. Also as part of the festival there will be a focus on Spain, with a five film overview of new Spanish cinema.

Special guests are also plentiful – including Irish screenwriter and actor Mark O’Halloran appears with “Viva” on March 13th. Lithuanian American director Aldona Watts will discuss her documentary “Land of Songs” on March 19th and 21st. Writer/executive producer Briona Nic Dhiarmada and executive producer Christopher Fox will conduct a Q&A at the March 21 screening of “1916: The Irish Rebellion.”

The 19th Annual European Union Film Festival runs through March 31st, 2016, at the Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 North State Street, Chicago. Click here for details, including ticket purchase and schedule.

HollywoodChicago.com senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

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

© 2016 Patrick McDonald, HollywoodChicago.com

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