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Here's Your Chance To Appear On This Season Of 'Chicago Fire'

Posted 10.01.2013 | Chicago

Could you handle not saying a word while staring dreamily at "Chicago Fire" hunk Taylor Kinney? Windy City-area residents up to the task can join...

'Chicago Fire' Isn't The Only Thing Filming Here This Summer

Posted 07.26.2013 | Chicago

Sure, we may not have Ryan Gosling turning up around every corner, but the number of Hollywood types cropping up in and around Chicago while working o...

'Transformers' Franchise Expected To Return To Chicago

Posted 06.10.2013 | Chicago

After reducing the Windy City to rubble in "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" (with the help of movie magic, not actual carnage), filming for the fourth...

WATCH: 9 Frightening Flicks Filmed Or Based In Chicago

Posted 10.29.2012 | Chicago

From mega blockbusters like "The Dark Knight" to scores of romantic hits, Chicago is well-represented on the silver screen. Though Chicagoans prefer t...

Englewood Film Festival Celebrates Second Year

Posted 10.26.2012 | Chicago

After the inaugural Englewood Film Festival last year, founder Mark Harris wasn't sure there'd be another one. Ticket sales were so low for the in...

Shia LaBeouf Spotted Filming A New Movie In Chicago

Posted 07.25.2012 | Chicago

A-List actor Shia LaBeouf is reportedly back in Chicago filming a new movie. And no, this time he hasn't been arrested. (Yet, at least.) According ...

PHOTOS: 'Planes, Trains & Automobiles' House For Sale

Posted 06.07.2012 | Chicago

A classic Kenilworth Colonial recently re-listed as a rental blocks from Lake Michigan has a claim to fame beyond its turn-of-the-century grandeur: it...

Filmmaker's New Doc Explores Lives Of Lone Plane Crash Survivors

Posted 05.23.2012 | Chicago

A local filmmaker's latest documentary project is the subject of a swanky fundraiser to be held next Tuesday in Chicago. Ky Dickens, award-winning ...

Joseph Erbentraut

WATCH: Bringing Wheelchair Basketball To War-Torn Afghanistan | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 04.28.2012 | Chicago

Think of it sort as an updated take on "Hoop Dreams," except that its basketball-playing dreamers use wheelchairs. And they live in Afghanistan, not t...

Hollywood Director, Andrew Davis and the Re-release of His Chicago Music Movie Classic, Stony Island

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 06.18.2012 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano


Actor Emanuel? Rahm To Play Himself On TV Pilot

Posted 03.31.2012 | Chicago

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is slated to make a different sort of silver-screen appearance when he plays himself in a television pilot that NBC may pickup as p...

Logan Theatre Renovations Complete, Set For Reopening

Posted 03.14.2012 | Chicago

Chicago's Logan Theatre has announced its "soft" reopening, with $1 admission, $1 popcorn and $1 fountain drinks. The reopening is slated for Satur...

Joseph Erbentraut

WATCH: Filmmakers At Work On A Gay Twist On 'A Christmas Carol' | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 03.08.2012 | Chicago

For self-professed "movie addict" and long-time Chicago-based film critic Richard Knight, Jr., it was probably only a matter of time until he put down...

Joseph Erbentraut

Muslim Filmmaker Challenges Post-9/11 Islamophobia | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 02.23.2012 | Chicago

The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 forever impacted the lives of every American -- but for Muslim Americans, their lives changed more than th...

The Vow and Other Upcoming Movies Filmed in Chicago

Chris Krapek | Posted 04.10.2012 | Chicago
Chris Krapek

Will they be forever immortalized like The Dark Knight, or will they be instantly forgotten like the epic tale of an infant versus kidnappers in 1994's Baby's Day Out? Only time will tell.

WATCH: Hollywood Romance In Chicago, 10 Iconic Scenes

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 02.09.2012 | Chicago

Despite the city's reputation for brutally cold winters, deep-seated political corruption and deep-dish pizza bellies, Chicago has also been home to s...

Joseph Erbentraut

Filmmaker Explores Gender Equality In China | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 02.07.2012 | Chicago

May Tchao wasn't always an aspiring filmmaker, but after working in the advertising industry for years, the Chinese-American Evanston, Ill. resident k...

Joseph Erbentraut

WATCH: Film Tackles Scandal At Historic Black Cemetery | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 01.06.2012 | Chicago

In the summer of 2009, three gravediggers and a cemetery manager in Alsip, Ill., 12 miles south of Chicago, were exposed in an elaborate money-grubbin...

Joseph Erbentraut

Can They Kick It? Filmmaker Documents Chicago's South Side | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 01.30.2012 | Chicago

Chicago filmmaker Cyrus Dowlatshahi appears to approach his craft a bit differently than most, at least based on the footage he has released thus far ...

Joseph Erbentraut

Filmmaker Documents Life On Tour With A Punk Band | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 01.30.2012 | Chicago

When Chicago filmmaker Jeremy Tubbs hit the road with his friends, punk band The Downtown Struts, he likely didn't expect their first U.S. tour would ...

Joseph Erbentraut

WATCH: Local Film 'Genrefinity' Aims For Kevin Smith-Style Laughs | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 12.23.2011 | Chicago

In 2009, Chicago filmmaker Marc Buhmann, frustrated with the lack of a one-stop-shop news outlet for fans of genre (horror, sci-fi, fantasy), got toge...

Previewing The Chicago International Film Festival

Gapers Block | Gapers Block | Posted 12.03.2011 | Chicago

The 47th Chicago International Film Festival begins this Thursday, Oct. 6 with the Chicago premiere of the locally produced The Last Rites of Joe May,...

Is A 'Ferris Bueller' Sequel On The Way?

Posted 08.15.2011 | Chicago

Perhaps it can be chalked up to a renewed sense of nostalgia for the now deceased film director John Hughes, or perhaps we're in the midst of a collec...

Rainy Day Solution: Check Out An Independent Film

| Ashleigh Martinez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As our stubborn winter weather leaves us a bit reluctant to spend time outdoors, why not check out some great films being shown at our local theaters?...

'Transformers 3' To Bring $20 Million, 200 Jobs To Chicago

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

"Transformers 3" -- the sci-fi action thriller filming in Chicago this summer -- will pump $20 million into the local economy and create 200 jobs, inc...