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Chicago Indie Critics (CIC) is a creative and engaging not-for-profit organization composed of unique, dedicated, and diversified film critics.  Our members are wide-ranging in experiences, backgrounds, tastes, diversities, and target audiences across both print and online platforms and publications.  We have organized to share our personal assessments, commentaries, passions, and creativity in the vigilant effort to highlight the greatness and diversity found in both independent and mainstream films.  While we originate in the Chicagoland area, the efforts of Chicago Indie Critics are to share, celebrate, and promote the rich artistic medium of film to audiences, fans, and eager minds across the nation and world as an exemplary and upstanding pillar of intelligent print and broadcast journalism.



The CIC is committed to an environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. Each individual has the right to work in a professional atmosphere that promotes equal opportunities and prohibits unlawful discriminatory practices, including harassment. Therefore, the CIC expects that all relationships among persons in the office will be business-like and free of bias, prejudice and harassment.

The CIC has developed this policy to ensure that all its members can work in an environment free from unlawful harassment, discrimination and retaliation. The CIC will make every reasonable effort to ensure that all concerned are familiar with these policies and are aware that any complaint in violation of such policies will be investigated and resolved appropriately.

These policies should not, and may not, be used as a basis for excluding or separating individuals of a particular gender, or any other protected characteristic, from participating in business or CIC-related social activities or discussions. In other words, no one should make the mistake of engaging in discrimination or exclusion to avoid allegations of harassment. The law and the policies of the CIC prohibit disparate treatment on the basis of sex or any other protected characteristic, with regard to terms, conditions, privileges and perquisites of membership. The prohibitions against harassment, discrimination and retaliation are intended to complement and further those policies, not to form the basis of an exception to them.

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  1. Hi, First time scoring a feature film, Simply wondering if the music of Landline was left out of your critique because it wasn’t worth mentioning, or, if all the talk about the movie having heart comes in any way from my music.

    I was once a music director (red co) with The Second City, Played piano for Co-ed Prison Sluts, and subbed for other piano players all over the city, particularly in comedy theaters where someone who could improvise theater piano was needed.

    Also have a major black spot on my name, in that I spent 15 years of my life smoking crack in the alleys of Chicago. (That thankfully ended completely 10 years ago, and haven’t gone back, and the desire has left me) Lets, for hearts sake, say I am a Belushi or Farley that lucked out and didn’t die. Except I tell all my jokes from the conductors podium.

    After such a dastardly attempt to kill myself with pleasure, I felt I had made somewhat of a comeback, and that LandLine was a mile marker for me in many ways. The music……well…..I should let it speak for itself. So…..up front, and brutishly honest, was hoping I might get an opinion from your critic concerning my little black dots on lined paper. As it was a full Symphonic Orchestration in many places, there were a few.

    Since the movie production wrapped last year, I have been contacted by HBO, we are working out a deal for some of my music work, and am currently commissioned to compose an ECLIPSE piece for an orchestra for their Festivities late August.

    If you would like to see some film clips (from Landline and other films I have scored) here is my Webpage


    My hopeful cadenza,
    Wesley Lawrence Curry II

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    1. Please excuse me, I just saw the Directors Edit of the film, and now I know why.
      Thanks much,

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