CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
October 7 thru October 21, 2004
FILMS FOR TWO® is proud to present the following highlights from this year’s CIFF schedule. The films listed below fall into our own three top categories, however there are many more films on the list & we urge you to review the complete schedule yourself & select according to your own interests.
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We have purchased our “magic passport,” and selected over 20 films already. We will do our best to see as many as possible & report back to all of you immediately.
FF2’s CIFF PICKS FOR 2004
FILMS BY PROMINENT AMERICAN INDIE DIRECTORS:
FILMS BY JEWISH DIRECTORS
&/OR ON THEMES WITH SPECIFIC JEWISH INTEREST:
FF2 NOTE: click here to read Jan’s review of CAMPFIRE
for the WORLD JEWISH DIGEST.
FILMS DIRECTED BY WOMEN:
FF2 NOTE: In addition to these 20 full-length films (17 features
& 3 documentaries), 15 films by women are also featured in the CIFF’s
four “shorts” programs: THE SHORTER SIDE OF THINGS.
(See complete schedule for details)
SPECIAL GUESTS @ THE 2004 CIFF
The following filmmakers (highlighted in RED
above) are expected at this year’s CIFF. Many of them will personally introduce their films &/or conduct Q&A sessions after the screening. We have often found Q&A sessions very enlightening in the past, so we suggest you attend as many as possible:
David Gordon Green
Jennifer Todd Reeves
Margarethe von Trotta
Since we are now “members of the press,” we have access to review tapes & special screenings. Therefore, we will be able to rate some films for you before the CIFF officially opens. We promise to enter all new information as quickly as possible, so you will have our input when making your own picks.
Although tickets for most of the “high buzz films” by well-known American Indie directors sell out quickly, tickets for foreign films & documentaries can often be purchased right up to the moment when the actual screening begins.
So don’t give up! Keep checking this page with your own CIFF schedule in hand & we will do our best to guide you to some exceptional films.
Go. Enjoy. Learn new things & see the world in interesting new ways.