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Mark Ruffalo Talks Openly on the Gene Siskel Film Center Red Carpet

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 06.10.2015 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

From the red carpet, minutes before the ceremony, an understated, thoughtful and genuinely approachable, Ruffalo credited his Catholic upbringing for his progressive thinking and support for the underdog.

Actor Morgan Freeman and Director Jon Turteltaub on the Gene Siskel Film Center Red Carpet

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 08.11.2014 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

Jon Turteltaub, who directed Freeman in Last Vegas, lead the post dinner conversation with Morgan Freeman who not only received the award; but, he received another milestone as well: June 7 was declared Morgan Freeman Day in Illinois by Governor Quinn.

Chicago's Best Alt-Cinema Picks

Posted 01.15.2013 | Chicago

While most cities never get a whiff of the limited-release films and indie gems, Chicagoans are luckier than most when it comes to catching award-winn...

Reese Witherspoon and Alexander Payne: A Starry, Starry Night in Chicago (VIDEO)

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 09.10.2012 | Celebrity
Elysabeth Alfano

It was certainly a starry night in Chicago on June 23 when three major cinematic forces came together for a brilliant evening of food and film.

Behind The Scenes With The Director And Producers Of The Interrupters

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 10.24.2011 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

Steve James and Alex Kotlowicz detail the incredible journey of filming the ground-breaking work of the violence interrupters who struggle to cease violence before it erupts on the South side of Chicago.

Behind 'Louder Than a Bomb': Young Poet Talks Life, Inspiration

| Erin Chan Ding | Posted 07.17.2011 | Chicago

Inside the Vic Theatre, Nate Marshall walks up to a microphone and says, "Look! I got these other poets shook." Indeed, the other poets and the audien...

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?...