Film News: DAY SEVEN of 54th Chicago International Film Festival is Carey Mulligan & ‘Wildlife’

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CHICAGODAY SEVEN of the 54th Chicago International Film Festival (CIFF) on Tuesday, October 16th, 2018, and features a tribute to the amazing young actress Carey Mulligan (“Drive,” “The Great Gatsby”), the must-see movie “Diane” and four films in the Documentary group.

’Wildlife’ on Day Seven of the 54th Chicago International Film Festival
Photo credit: Chicago International Film Festival/IFC Films

EVENTS Carey Mulligan is memorable in every role she takes on, and she also has a major evolution in character with “Wildlife,” directed by notable actor Paul Dano. The 54th CIFF is honoring her with a screening of the film, a Red Carpet event beforehand and “A Tribute to Carey Mulligan” as part of the presentation. (click here for details).

There will also be a Red Carpet event for the film “Roma,” directed by Alfonso Cuarón (“Children of Men,” “Y Tu Mamá Tambien”), the Academy Award winner for “Gravity.” The film is his most personal project to date as the story follows Cleo, a young domestic worker for a family in the district of Roma in Mexico City during the political and social upheavals of the 1970s, and is a love letter to the women who raised him. Scheduled to appear are cast members Yalitza Aparicio, and Marina de Tavira, along with Executive Producer David Linde. (click here).

FILM OF THE DAYDIANE” (USA) A must see meditation on life by writer/director Kent Jones (his narrative feature debut), the film features Mary Kay Place as the title character, who is a facilitator for so many people in her life, including a son (the essential Jake Lacy) who cannot handle his addictions. The film is tinged with feelings of regret and the time wasted on the shame of that emotion. It never goes where expected, but travels directly on that road called life. (click here for more).

WATCH OUT FOR Four major films in the Documentary group – “Friedkin Uncut,” “My Home, In Libya,” “The Raft” and “Say Her Name” – screen on Tuesday (click here).

The 54th Chicago International Film Festival primarily takes place at the AMC River East 21, 322 East Illinois Street, Chicago from October 10th to October 21st, 2018. Click here for film schedules, information and to purchase tickets. senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

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