The Student Newspaper of DePaul University

The DePaulia

The Student Newspaper of DePaul University

The DePaulia

The Student Newspaper of DePaul University

The DePaulia

Living Thing band preforms at the Chicago International Film Festival Block Party. Among food venues, and the red carpet the outdoor venue provides live music for attendees.

From the silver screen to the city streets

Claire Tweedie, Content Managing Editor October 15, 2023

The Chicago International Film Festival (CIFF) brought the lights, cameras and action from the big screen to the Southport corridor for their Opening Night Block Party Oct. 11.  The second annual event...

Still from Sweat, which was featured at the Chicago International Film Festival.

REVIEW: ‘Sweat’ explores the dark sides of social media stardom

Lauren Coates October 25, 2020

The idea of the “influencer” is a relatively new yet endlessly debated concept in the world of digital media. Where celebrities’ personal lives were once the subject of gossip columns and trashy...

Still of John Belushi in Animal House, one of his most famous roles.

REVIEW: ‘Belushi’ is a vibrant, unflinching portrayal of a comedy legend

Lauren Coates October 18, 2020

When the word “Chicago” is brought up in the entertainment industry, there are a number of famous faces that are immediately, intrinsically associated with the city — Bill Murray, Chance the Rapper,...

Spike Lee directs a concert film of David Byrnes American Utopia, set to premiere at the Chicago International Film Festival.

Five must-watch films at the Chicago International Film Festival

Lauren Coates October 11, 2020

Beginning on Thursday, Oct. 14, the city of Chicago will once again be home to the Chicago International Film Festival — albeit with a Covid-enduced twist. The festival, which has celebrated international...

The 56th annual Chicago International Film Festival will not return to AMC River East, instead it will come to your living room.

Chicago International Film Festival goes virtual

Michael Brzezinski October 4, 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has caused many events that we know and love to be cancelled this year. Music festivals, conventions and even our graduation ceremonies all got put on hold for the time being. However,...

CIFF volunteer experience positive for film students, cinephiles alike

Nate Burleyson, Online Managing Editor October 28, 2019

During the Chicago International Film Festival, there are lots of big-picture things set far ahead. Running a large festival like the one in Chicago, which concluded its 55th rendition of the fest on Sunday...

Directed by Greta Gerwig

Film Festivities: A look into the Chicago International Film Festival

Matt Koske October 2, 2017

As award season is fully underway, film festivals are taking place every other weekend and the word of mouth is spreading for films that greatly deserve it. Last year, the Chicago International Film Festival...

Plagued with over-the-top acting and a petty plot, “Miss Julie” is a Victorian love story that fails to be enchanting. (Photo courtesy of Miss Julie)

Review: ‘Miss Julie’ flops at Chicago International Film Festival

Andrew Morrell October 12, 2014

Do you want to see some exciting, gripping, boldly innovative film at this year’s Chicago International Film Festival? Looking for thrilling stories of love, betrayal, vengeance or other stirring...

50 years, 5 films: A preview of the  Chicago International Film Festival

50 years, 5 films: A preview of the Chicago International Film Festival

Andrew Morrell October 5, 2014

Though not quite on par with big-name film festivals such as Cannes or Sundance, the Chicago International Film Festival is still in the major leagues, and has the distinction of being the oldest film...

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