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The Unsinkable Henry Morgan

Gold CoastI don’t think I was alone in believing Captain Morgan, the mascot of the spiced rum, sprung from the imagination of an advertising agency’s graphic artist.  Or maybe I was.  Doesn't matter, I was...

Shhhhh: Silent Films at Portage Theater

Portage ParkIf you're a silent movie buff head to Portage Theater tonight for a screening of "Sand". Even if you're not, check out this description from Silent Film Chicago and you may become one: "The Northwest...

There Are Alternatives to Film School - Chicago Filmmakers

AndersonvilleWhen I was a young girl I knew that I loved the art of filmmaking. I would always take actors or actresses from a film and imagine them in other films because I didn't think, not knowing they were...

Chicago Premiere of Code 2600 - Nov. 2nd at Columbia College Chicago

South LoopChicago Filmmakers will be showing the Chicago premiere of Code 2600 - a part of The Power of the Pixel: Digital Revolution Series - directed by Jeremy Zerechak (LAND OF CONFUSION) at Hokin Hall at...

See the Original Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde with Live Organ Music

Portage ParkOn Monday, October 22, the Silent Film Society is presenting a screening of the original "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" at the historic Portage Theater. How historic is it? It opened in 1920, the same...

Around the World in 175+ Films

Magnificent Mile | StreetervilleOctober is a great month for a number of reasons. Before global warming, October was the month when fall was in full swing. Hugh Jackman, Tom Petty, and (ZOMG) Josh Hutcherson were born in October!...

AMC River East 21 is now serving!

ChicagoAm I the last to know that AMC River East 21 is now serving beer, wine and cocktails? I would have caught up with all of my movies the past month if I had known that! My favorite downtown movie house...

The Chicago Critics Film Festival 2014 Lineup

WrigleyvilleUnless you’re a massive film buff with deep pockets, the Sundance and Canne film festivals are a little outside our reach. However, the Chicago Critics Film Festival is within reach. Organized by...

Get Creative at the Creative Chicago Expo

The LoopCreativity flows through the Chicago and it’s the source of our growth. From the growing tech start-ups and our Michelin starred culinary scene to the nationally recognized film and art industry, it’...

Monday Movie Review: As The Dust Settles (2013)

Admit it, you’ve heard of Burning Man and you’ve always wanted to go. You’re not alone with that assessment because I too am curious to experience what looks like a cross between a traveling circus,...

Oscar Viewing Parties and Soirees Across Chicago

Boys Town, River North, Logan SquareFor movie aficionados and fashionistas, this is the main event! With countless Oscar viewing parties across Chicago, here are some of our favorite soirees.   For Big Screen Aficionados Watch the...
Ravinia

Ravinia Announces the 2014 Summer Of Love, Season of Stars

Chicago Area, North Suburbs, Suburbs, Highland Park, IllinoisWhen the wind chill in Chicago is 20 below it sure is nice to have a reason to stop shivering and think about summer.  Ravinia just announced more than 130 events June 5 - September 14, including...

HBO Is Looking For Your Short Film or Web Series

ChicagoHEY FILMMAKERS! HBOAccess has announced a 4 week program that offers mentorship, project development, access to a diverse group of directors and they’re talking about major access to info to help you...
Chicago Museum of Science and Technology

Go On A Chicago Scavenger Hunt With Watson Adventures

Chicago, Downtown, Grant Park | Museum Campus, Lincoln Park, The Loop, Hyde ParkWatson Adventures puts on a variety of scavenger hunts throughout Chicago for kids, teens and adults.  I recently went on The Mad Science Scavenger Hunt at the Museum of Science and Technology. After...

Podcast Friday - Film Courage

It's Podcast Friday and today's podcast in the spotlight is Film Courage. I know there are a lot of filmmakers in Chicago that like to talk shop but sometimes you don't really have anyone there to...

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