Chicago Critics Film Festival

Fri, May 12th, 2017 to Thu, May 18th, 2017

FESTIVAL PASSES - $150

THE CHICAGO CRITICS FILM FESTIVAL returns to the Music Box for its Fifth Anniversary! The only current example of a major film critics group hosting its own festival, the week-long event offers a selection of films comprised of recent festival favorites and as-yet-undistributed works from a wide variety of filmmakers ranging from award winners to talented newcomers chosen by members of the organization.

Just a small taste of what is to come includes THE HERO from director Brett Haley (I’ll See You In My Dreams) starring Sam Elliott as a Western icon seeking a comeback; Jeff Baena’s THE LITTLE HOURS, a sexy comedy based on The Decameron, starring Alison Brie, Dave Franco and Aubrey Plaza; Marianna Palka’s BITCH about a depressed wife who assumes the psyche of a dog alongside Jason Ritter & Jaime King and the comedy BAND AID, written, directed & starring Zoe Lister-Jones along with Adam Pally and Fred Armisen. The fest will also feature festival award winners such as BEACH RATS (Best Director, Sundance 2017), BIRDBOY: THE FORGOTTEN CHILDREN (Best Animated Feature, Goyas) and DINA (Grand Jury Prize, Sundance 2017.) This is only a preview of a program that will include over 25 feature films and shorts.

2017 Chicago Critics Film Festival Films

Band Aid

Beach Rats

Birdboy: The Forgotten Children

Bitch

Dina

The Hero

The Little Hours

More Films to be announced