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Siskel Film Center Provides New Independent Cinema to Stream at Home

Chicago’s Gene Siskel Film Center has partnered with film distributors to bring “new and noteworthy independent cinema” into homes during coronavirus quarantine. The organization closed its doors in mid-March as a result of Illinois Governor JB Pritzker’s stay-home order, cutting short its annual Chicago European Union Film Festival programming in order to keep patrons safe from the spread of coronavirus, which has shut down theaters across the U.S.read more.

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Shortened CEUFF Featured Thought-Provoking Films by Women

Sadly, this year’s Chicago European Film Festival at the Gene Siskel Film Center had to close early as a result of the coronavirus. “In suspending our programming we simply did what was necessary to do our part in protecting the public health,” Director of Programming Barbara Scharres told FF2 Media in a follow-up interview.read more.

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European female filmmakers showcased in annual Chicago festival 

The 23rd Chicago European Union Film Festival (CEUFF) will run March 6 – April 2 at the Gene Siskel Film Center. More than 40 films from 28 EU nations will screen over the four-week festival, which remains the largest showcase in North America for EU cinema. Of 47 features, 15 are directed by women – about 32 percent of the lineup.read more.

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Jan’s Athena 2018: Bigger & Better Every Year at Barnard’s AFF

What did Swiss filmmaker Petra Volpe say that made me laugh so hard that I almost peed my pants in front of a full auditorium? I can’t remember.

I just know that in a weekend full of superlative moments, my Q&A with Petra after our FF2 Media-sponsored screening of The Divine Order (see featured photo above) was a peek experience!… read more.

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