Great movies at the 2011 Chicago International Film Festival

From: Al
Sent on: Thursday, September 29, 2011 5:39 PM

Hi all -


The 2011 Chicago International Film Festival is going on from 10/6 to 10/20, and this year they've come up with an excellent selection of interesting films!  Some of the most promising ones look to be:


"Tyrannosaur" - searing, uncompromising yet redemptive drama is the first-time directorial effort from actor Paddy Considine, and stars Peter Mullan, Olivia Colman, and Eddie Marsan (Sun 10/9 @8:00PM, Mon 10/10 5:45PM)

"Coriolanus" - Ralph Fiennes directs this adaptation of the Shakespeare play as if it's a sequel to "The Hurt Locker" (Thu 10/13 @8:00PM)

"My Week With Marylin" - Michelle Williams is already getting raves at her portrayal of Marilyn Monroe in this movie, and Kenneth Branagh has a nice turn as Laurence Olivier (Wed 10/12 @7:00PM)

"Crazy Horse" - documentary legend Frederick Wiseman takes on the famous Paris cabaret (Fri 10/14 @6:00PM)

"The Artist" - this French film is a fun visual tribute to the silent movie era. (Thu 10/20 @7:00PM)

"Melancholia" - the newest from Lars Trier combines his Dogme dramatics of a wedding celebration with a haunting look at the reaction to the end of the world (Fri 10/7 @8:30PM)

"A Dangerous Method" - the latest from David Cronenberg, about the romantic and philisophical entaglements of 'duelling psychologists' Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung. (Mon 10/10 @7:00PM)

"The Mole" - French/Polish film about a father and son whose clothing business must face the repercussions of their country's pasts (Fri 10/14 @3:00PM, Sun 10/16 5:30PM, Tue 10/18 @6:20PM)

"Juan Of The Dead" - Cuban indie movie take on the "Shaun Of The Dead" tale (Thu 10/13 @10:40PM, Fri 10/14 @ 10:30PM)

"Martha Marcy May Marlene" - mindbending film about a young woman trying to recover after escaping from a cult - but does the cult still have control? (Sat 10/8 @5:00PM)

"The Turin Horse" - a struggling farming family and philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche have an encounter over the titular animal in the lastest from the Hungarian long-take genius Bela Tarr. (Thu 10/13 @7:15PM, Sat 10/15 @2:00PM)


The full lineup can be found at: Some of these films should be set up in the near future as official Meetups.  So if any of these films look like they'd be fun to Meet Up about (or there are some other CIFF films people should see), then email/post away!


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