Exclusive Portrait: KiKi Layne of ‘Dandelion’ at 2024 Chicago Film Critics Fest on May 6th

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CHICAGO – “Dandelion” was the centerpiece film at the 2024 Chicago Critics Film Festival (CCFF) on May 6th, and featured an appearance by the actor portraying the title character, KiKi Layne (“If Beale Street Could Talk”). Ms. Layne walked the Red Carpet at Chicago’s historic Music Box Theatre.

Dandelion (KiKi Layne) is a struggling Cincinnati singer-songwriter in a downward spiral, takes a last-ditch-effort gig at a motorcycle rally in South Dakota where she meets Casey (Thomas Doherty), a guitarist who walked away from his dream long ago. As Dandelion joins Casey’s nomadic group of struggling musicians, the kindred spirits make music together and strike up a whirlwind romance.

KiKi Layne at the 2024 Chicago Critics Film Festival
Photo credit: Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for HollywoodChicago.com

KiKi Layne is an ascending actor after making her feature film debut in “If Beale Street Could Talk” in 2018 as Tish Rivers. She also had prominent roles in “Native Son,” “The Old Guard,” “Coming 2 America,” and “Don’t Worry Darling.” She makes her debut as a musician in “Dandelion.”

HollywoodChicago.com photographer Joe Arce got the Exclusive Portrait of KiKi Layne at the Chicago Critic’s Film Festival on May 6th, 2024.

The 11th Chicago Critics Film Festival runs through May 9th, 2024, at the Music Box Theatre, 3733 North Southport, Chicago. For the CCFF website, click here.

HollywoodChicago.com senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

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© 2024 Patrick McDonald, HollywoodChicago.com

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