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    The Chicago International Film Festival

    Virtual Events

    date: October 14 – 25

    The 56th Chicago International Film Festival is North America’s longest running competitive international film festival. Showcasing some of the best in international and independent films from around the world, the 56th edition will be virtual and present approximately 60+ feature films and nine short film programs from around the world, bringing audiences together through virtual screenings, one-night-only live events, virtual tribute events with directors and actors, as well as movie club-style gatherings for audiences.

    This year, Citi serves as the Presenting Sponsor of four (4) exciting films, and Citi cardmembers have reserved spots to experience them! In addition, cardmembers will receive the Citi cardmember discount on ticket purchases for these screenings and all other regular CIFF events! To browse all CIFF events, click here.*

    • Directed by Werner Herzog and Clive Oppenheimer
      Available to stream October 20 at 4pm CT for a 6-hour window in the United States

      Following their award-winning films Encounters at the End of the World and Into the Inferno, legendary filmmaker Werner Herzog and volcanologist Clive Oppenheimer take viewers on an extraordinary globe-trotting journey to discover the deep impact that meteorites have had on our planet, both physical and psychic.

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      FIREBALL
    • Directed by Julia Hart
      Starring: Rachel Brosnahan
      Available to stream October 16-25 in the United States

      A decidedly female take on crime dramas of the 1970s, I’m Your Woman is a tale of love, betrayal, motherhood, family, and what it takes to claim your life as your own.

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      WOMAN



      An Evening with Rachel Brosnahan
      Date: Wednesday, October 21
      Tickets sold separately from screening

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    • Directed by Eugene Ashe
      Starring: Tessa Thompson
      Available to stream anytime between October 14 – 25

      A woman working at her father's record store in Harlem in the late 1950s meets an aspiring saxophone player and the two begin a friendship that sparks a deep passion in each of them unlike anything they’ve felt before. Writer-director Eugene Ashe combines romance and music into a sweeping story that brings together changing times, a changing culture, and the true price of love.

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      SYLVIE'S LOVE
    • Directed by Gregory Monro
      Available to stream October 14-25 in the Midwestern United States
      (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri)

      A trove of never-before-heard audio recordings forms the spine of this cinematic essay on the methods and madness of master director Stanley Kubrick. This rhapsodic documentary teases out some of the notoriously reclusive filmmaker’s inspirations as it celebrates the mysteries and intricacies inherent in his work. Above all, the film is an eye-opening tribute to Kubrick’s singular, enduring filmography.

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      KUBRICK

    *The Citi cardmember discount is $1 off ticket purchases. To access the discount on events besides the Citi sponsored screenings, use code “citi56ciff” at checkout. This discount does not apply to the screening of CITY SO REAL.

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