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Director Nancy Buirski advises ‘Look at the films that help you solve your problems’

The Rape of Recy Taylor is a poignant documentary about a Black woman who was gang raped by six white men in the South during the Jim Crow era in 1944.

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‘Liquid Truth’ director leaves ending to interpretation

Director Carolina Jabor’s Liquid Truth (also known as Aos Teus Olhos) featured at the 53rd Annual Chicago International Film Festival, tells the story of a swim instructor who is accused of inappropriate behavior with a student.

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Gerwig reigns supreme at Chicago International Film Festival

The 53rd Chicago International Film Festival was held in Streeterville Oct. 12-26, featuring films from more than 30 female directors from 29 countries.

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Happy ‘Halloween’: Remembering screenwriter Debra Hill

John Carpenter’s Halloween will celebrate its 40th anniversary next October, co-written with his longtime producing partner Debra Hill, who died in 2005 at the age of 54.

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Senior Contributor Stephanie Taylor recaps CIFF “Best of the Fest”

The 53rd annual Chicago International Film Festival began Oct. 12 and will end Oct. 26 at the AMC 21 River East Theater. In total, 5,190 films were entered for consideration from 95 countries – 36 final films were directed by women. The following is my “Best of the Fest,” six films I screened and snippet-reviewed: […]

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Haunted Hot Pink Pen horror films for this Halloween

No matter what your terror-tolerance level, there is a film out there for you! Here’s a list of some of our favorite frightening films to get you into the Halloween spirit.

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