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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?...