If you couldn't make your usual trip to Cannes this year, or your plans for the Toronto International Film Festival fell through, you are in luck. This October brings us the Chicago International Film Festival showcasing 127 feature films, 21 documentaries and 50 shorts from more than 55 countries.
This is your chance to see many of the year's most anticipated movies months before their release, including new films from the Coen Brothers, Steve McQueen and Jason Reitman. So, go ahead and catch a restored classic like Medium Cool, sample contemporary African cinema or even test your luck with the annual surprise screening. The fest runs until Octber 24th but if you can't make it here are some past festival award winners you can find at the library: