Bobcat Goldthwait-directed documentary proves to be the favorite with attendees of the just-completed festival.
“Call Me Lucky,” a documentary from comedian-turned-filmmaker Bobcat Goldthwait about comedian-turned-activist Barry Crimmins, was the favorite of audiences at the 3rd Chicago Critics Film Festival. The film, which was one of the more popular presentations of the recently completed weeklong program of titles curated entirely by members of the Chicago Film Critics Association and which featured appearances by both Goldthwait and Crimmins, was named the winner of the Audience Choice award.
Created by the Chicago Film Critics Association in 2013 and held this year at Chicago’s historic Music Box Theatre, the festival offered a selection of films comprised of recent festival favorites and as-yet-undistributed works from a wide variety of filmmakers ranging from award winners to talented newcomers chosen by members of the organization, the only current example of a major film critics group hosting its own festival. Audiences were given ballots before each screening in order to present their opinions of the programming choices afterwards and “Call Me Lucky” proved to be the clear favorite amidst some heavy competition.