10/11/2013 01:22 pm ET Updated Oct 16, 2013

Chicago Reader's Guide To The 49th Chicago International Film Festival


Whenever people ask me what they should see at the festival, my advice is to pick a half dozen films they know little about from as many different parts of the world. Chances are that several of your selections won't get picked up by a U.S. distributor and will never screen here again. Even if you don't get much in the way of quality, you'll certainly get variety and novelty.

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