• Chicago filmmaker Joe Swanberg launches a weekly film night in Lincoln Square. He picks the movies.

    by Nina Metz / Chicago Tribune / September 30, 2021

    Even as concerns and uncertainty around the pandemic remain, film festivals have gradually been coming back. Reeling, the long-running local LGBTQ+ film festival, wrapped earlier this week. Up next: The Chicago International Film Festival begins Oct. 13 and the Siskel’s Black Harvest Film Festival returns Nov. 5. Jumping into the mix as well, somewhat unexpectedly, is filmmaker and Lincoln Square resident Joe Swanberg, who is launching a once-a-week film festival Monday nights at his neighborhood cinema, the Davis Theater.

    “I will be showing brand new films before their commercial release, with directors present for Q&As as often as possible,” he said in an email blast. “I will also be showing some of my favorite films from 2020/21 — new films that faced an uphill battle being released during the pandemic and should have received more attention.” Read more HERE



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