Chicago International Film Festival 2017 International Screenings Program
When: Saturday, May 31- October 4, 2017 6:30PM-8:30PM
Where: Chicago Cultural Center, Claudia Cassidy Theater, 2nd Floor, 78 E. Washington St.
Arrive early as seating is on a first-come, first-served basis and is limited to theater capacity. Films are unrated. Viewer discretion is advised.
Wednesday, September 6
My Egg Boy
Dir. Tien-Yu Fu Taiwan 2016, 112 min.
Co-presented by: Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Chicago and Cinema/Chicago
When marketing specialist Mei-Pao’s company decides to enter the frozen food industry, she seeks advice from celebrity chef A-Shi and the two fall in love. But can they be happy? Mei-Pao worries that her expiration date is drawing near – so she decides to freeze her eggs. This romance follows the journey of Mei-Pao’s frozen egg. Mandarin with English subtitles.
Wednesday, September 20
Dir. Hugo Rodríguez Mexico 2015, 83 min.
Co-presented by: Consulate General of Mexico in Chicago and Cinema/Chicago
In this rom-com, the cheerful Ramona approaches life and its problems with optimism. She handles the scorn of co-workers and her overbearing, slightly ridiculous mother with poise. Until everything seemingly falls apart. Seeking refuge in a bit of black magic and the joy of cooking, will she be able to right the wrongs done to her while also conquering the love of her life? Spanish with subtitles.
Wednesday, September 27
All About Asado
Dir. Mariano Cohn and Gastón Duprat Argentina 2016, 90 min.
Co-presented by: Consulate General of Argentina in Chicago and Cinema/Chicago
Messi and Malbec, “asado” (or barbecue) is a point of national pride for Argentinians. This mix of road-movie, documentary and fiction explores the ritual of grilling meats in the Latin American country. The film crew follows Carlos and his experience of asado, interviewing cultural and grilling “experts”. Spanish with subtitles.
Wednesday, October 4
Hot Doug’s: The Movie
Dir. Christopher Markos USA 2016, 64 min.
Co-presented by Cinema/Chicago
In Fall 2014, Hot Doug’s, Chicago’s most famous encased meat emporium,” closed its doors for good. This tribute captures the establishment’s final days and near-religious fanaticism that drew devotees to get “Doug’s” tattoos and stand in line for hours. Was it the innovative menu, anticipation, or the amiable proprietor Doug Sohn and his hardworking staff?