3 films – THEY ALL LAUGHED,I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO and the World Premiere of CATHOLICS VS. CONVICTS – have been added the lineup of the 2016 Chicago International Film Festival. The 52nd edition of the festival runs October 13 to 27, 2016.
THEY ALL LAUGHED
Category: Special Presentation
Dir. Peter Bogdanovich — U.S.
A love letter to early-’80s New York City and classic Hollywood screwball comedies, Peter Bogdanovich’s scrappy, Hawksian 1981 picture follows three detectives (Ben Gazzara, John Ritter, and Blaine Novak) and the beautiful women they fall in love with whom they’ve been hired to surveil (Audrey Hepburn, Colleen Camp, Dorothy Stratten, and Patti Hansen). Heralded by directors such as Quentin Tarantino and Wes Anderson, Bogdanovich’s most personal film is a breezy romantic roundelay, being screened in a new digital restoration.
I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO
Category: Documentary (Out of Competition), Black Perspectives
Dir. Raoul Peck — U.S./France/Belgium/Switzerland
In 1979, writer James Baldwin embarked on his final project, Remember This House, an account of the lives and assassinations of his friends Martin Luther King Jr., Medgar Evers, and Malcolm X. Baldwin never finished the book, but this stunning documentary essay by Haitian director Raoul Peck (Lumumba) breathes new life into Baldwin’s mellifluous text-spoken in voiceover by Samuel L. Jackson – and piercingly demonstrates how his sharp perspective on racism in America remains as relevant as ever.
CATHOLICS VS. CONVICTS (WORLD PREMIERE)
Category: Documentary (Out of Competition), City & State
Dir. Patrick Creadon — U.S.
Charting one of the most heated college sports rivalries of all time, Catholics vs. Convicts examines the storied back-and-forth between the University of Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the University of Miami Hurricanes. After Miami humiliated Notre Dame in a stinging 58-7 defeat in 1985, the Irish became fixated on revenge. In this sweeping documentary, an upcoming chapter of ESPN’s acclaimed “30 for 30” series, Notre Dame alumnus and Chicago native Patrick Creadon (Wordplay) tells an epic story culminating in the 1988 showdown for the ages.