THE CHICAGO FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION
presents the return of the CHICAGO CRITICS FILM FESTIVAL
May 17-23, 2019 at the MUSIC BOX THEATRE
November 12, 2018—The Chicago Film Critics Association (CFCA), the Chicago-area print, online and broadcast critics group that has celebrated the art of film and film criticism for over 25 years, is pleased to announce the dates and location for the 7th Annual Chicago Critics Film Festival (CCFF). The festival will run from May 17-23, 2019 and will once again take place at Chicago’s historic Music Box Theatre.
The event, voted first runner-up for Best Film Festival in the Chicago Reader’s 2017 “Best of Chicago” poll, annually features a selection of acclaimed films chosen by members of the organization, a combination of recent favorites from the festival circuit and as-yet-undistributed works from a variety of filmmakers ranging from established favorites to highly promising newcomers. It is the only current example of a major film critics group that hosts its own festival.
Over the past six years, the festival has given Chicagoans the opportunity to see the some of the year’s most talked-about films weeks or even months before making their official commercial rounds. The 2018 installment alone saw the local premieres of such acclaimed films as Eighth Grade, First Reformed, Three Identical Strangers, Searching, Revenge, Damsel, Madeline’s Madeline and a special 25th anniversary screening of Jurassic Park and appearances from the likes of Paul Schrader, Bo Burnham, Joseph Kahn and Gugu Mbatha- Raw.