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  • 'Why Be Good?' reacquaints moviegoers with a jazz baby to remember

    'Why Be Good?' reacquaints moviegoers with a jazz baby to remember
    Now concluded, and consigned to history's dustbin, the 50th Chicago International Film Festival's most achingly nostalgic moment came shortly after 5 p.m. on Sunday.
  • Film festival celebrates Israeli diversity

    Film festival celebrates Israeli diversity
    Israel's most well-known director is scheduled to be a guest of honor at this year's ninth annual Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema. Avi Nesher will screen old and new films, hold question-and-answer sessions and participate in in-depth discussions...

    'The President' wins top prize at Chicago film festival

    'The President' wins top prize at Chicago film festival
    "The President," a Georgian- and English-language satire from Iranian director Mohsen Makhmalbaf, won the top prize Friday night at the 50th Chicago International Film Festival. Actress Kathleen Turner served as jury chair this year. Prizes for best...

    Colin Farrell talks 'True Detective' at Chicago Film Fest

    Colin Farrell talks 'True Detective' at Chicago Film Fest
    Where does the next season of HBO’s “True Detective” rank among the biggest challenges of Colin Farrell’s career? The 38-year-old Farrell didn’t have an answer for the question Thursday at the 50th Chicago International...

    From little films, big laughs grow

    From little films, big laughs grow
    It's taken a few years for the Chicago Comedy Film Festival to find its footing. Back for its fourth year this weekend, the lineup is noticeably stronger. As always, the focus is on small indie comedies. I got a look at three. 'The Yank' (8 p.m....