DAYs THREE-FIVE: Industry Days Wraps Up at the 56th Chicago International Film Festival

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CHICAGO – The 56th Chicago International Film Festival (CIFF) is virtual and online RIGHT NOW, so go download some movies! This is your last chance for INDUSTRY DAYS (through October 18th), where you can rub virtual elbows with some of the movers and shakers in the film industry here in Chicago…and nationally/internationally. All the information to “sit in” on the events is available by clicking here.

The 56th Chicago International Film Festival Celebrates THE WEEKEND (Days THREE-FIVE of the virtual movie extravaganza, with films available right now. Click here for a complete how-to guide on navigating the 2020 CIFF.

Industry Days Through October 18th
Photo credit: Chicago International Film Festival


The Drive-In will be showing “Bad Hair” on Friday, October 16th at 7pm (click here for all info). On Saturday, October 17th, the Drive In is showing “Ammonite” (click here). On Sunday, October 18th, the Drive in showing “The Road Up” (click here).


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16th 7:00pm: “For Madmen Only” … Livestream Q&A with actor James Urbaniak and director Heather Ross. Suggested streaming start time, 5:20pm. 9:00pm: “Finding Yingying” … Livestream Q&A with director Jiayan “Jenny” Shi, producer Brent E. Huffman and cinematographer Shilin Sun. Suggested Streaming Start Time, 7:10pm.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17th 12:00pm: “Spring Blossom” … Livestream Q&A with writer/director/actor Suzanne Lindon. Suggested streaming start time, 10:30am. 2:00pm: “Dear Comrades!” … Livestream Q&A with director Andrei Konchalovsky. Suggested Streaming Start Time, 11:45am. 4:00pm: “Apples” … Livestream Q&A with director Christos Nikou. Suggested streaming start time, 2:15pm. 7:00pm: “Mama Gloria” … Livestream Q&A with director Luchina Fisher and subject Gloria Allen. Suggested Streaming Start Time, 5:30pm. 9:00pm: “New Order” … Livestream Q&A with director Michel Franco. Suggested Streaming Start Time, 7:20pm.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18th 11:00am: “Trans World: Telling Stories of Gender and Change” … Livestream Q&A Panel Discussion with Filmmakers Luchina Fisher (“Mama Gloria”), Sebastian Lipschitz (“Little Girl”) and Bruno Santamaria (“Things We Dare Not Do”). Suggested streaming start time, Your Choice. 2:00pm: “And Tomorrow the Entire World” … Livestream Q&A with director Jullia von Heinz. Suggested Streaming Start Time, 11:55am. 4:00pm: “Sleep” … Livestream Q&A with director Michael Venus. Suggested streaming start time, 2:00pm. 7:00pm: “Sylvie’s Love” … Livestream Q&A with director Eugene Ashe. Suggested Streaming Start Time, 4:50pm. 9:00pm: “Careless Crime” … Livestream Q&A with director Shahram Mokri. Suggested Streaming Start Time, 6:30pm.

For more information about individual days/events/appearances, click here.

The 56th Chicago International Film Festival takes place through October 25th, 2020. ChiTown Movies Drive-In is at 2343 South Throop Street, Chicago. Click here for digital film schedules and ticket information. senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

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