CIFCC SHOWCASE

The Chicago Independent Film Critics Circle presents:

THE CIFCC SHOWCASE, November 5 & 6

To help signify its mission in its inaugural year, the Chicago Independent Film Critics Circle is proud to bring these new or overlooked movies to area theaters.

The Chicago premiere of James Redford’s new documentary:

RESILIENCE: THE BIOLOGY OF STRESS & THE SCIENCE OF HOPE

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2016 AT 8:00 PM

THE GENE SISKEL FILM CENTER, Chicago

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Presented in conjunction with the Third Annual International Resilience Summit (Nov. 2-3), RESILIENCE documents the birth of a new movement among pediatricians, therapists, educators and communities using cutting-edge brain science to disrupt cycles of violence, addiction and disease. Director James Redford (THE BIG PICTURE: RETHINKING DYSLEXIA) will appear in person to discuss the film and a panel will commence after the film.  Judge Clark Erickson, from the Kankakee area and Audrey Soglin, Executive Director of the Illinois Education Association will be featuredd panelists.

THIRST (SED)

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2016 AT 5:00 PM

THE WILMETTE THEATRE, Wilmette, IL

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An impressive debut for Chicago-based Ecuadorian writer/director Joe Houlberg, THIRST is a claustrophobic thriller about a young blind woman who vacations at a colonial mansion that brings out the carnal desires of its inhabitants. “This haunting mood piece establishes Houlberg as a filmmaker to watch” (Michael Smith, Time Out Chicago). In Spanish with English subtitles. Followed by a live Q&A with Joe Houlberg moderated by CIFCC member Jason Coffman.

THE ART OF THE VIDEO ESSAY, curated by Kevin B. Lee

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2016 AT 8:00 PM

THE WILMETTE THEATRE, Wilmette, IL

The New York Times called Kevin B. Lee the “king of the video essay.” He is Chief Video Essayist at Fandor and his award-winning, TRANSFORMERS: THE PREMAKE, was named one of the best documentaries of 2014 by Sight & Sound. Video essays provocatively comment on cinema by using the language of the very medium they analyze. Most video essays consist of clips from films that have been cleverly edited together and accompanied by voice-over narration in order to make points about cinema that writing alone can’t convey. THE ART OF THE VIDEO ESSAY is a 70-minute program consisting of short video essays made by leading film critics from around the world. Followed by a live Q&A with Kevin B. Lee, moderated by CIFCC member Daniel Nava.

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For more information about the Chicago Independent Film Critics Circle, please visit: chicagoindiecritics.org