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My name is Gary Zidek. Welcome to The Arts Section. Tune into the radio program every Sunday morning on WDCB 90.9 & 90.7 FM or listen to it online here. I'll be showcasing a variety of arts & entertainment, as well as.highlighting some creative ideas.

Programming the 54th Chicago International Film Festival: A Conversation with Festival Artistic Director Mimi Plauché

Programming the 54th Chicago International Film Festival: A Conversation with Festival Artistic Director Mimi Plauché

WDCB’s Gary Zidek catches up with Chicago International Film Festival Artistic Director Mimi Plauché.

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“I think that there are some through lines with every year, the (Chicago International Film) Festival has always been a festival of discovery, so we’re always looking to discover new directors, new filmmakers and maybe also new trends.” - Mimi Plauché, Artistic Director of the Chicago International Film Festival.

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There’s a lot that falls under the Chicago International Film Festival programming umbrella: the international competition, the new director’s competition, the documentary competition and a number of unique spotlight series. And the festival will also feature a series of high-profile gala presentations, like the opening night film, BEAUTIFUL BOY.

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The Chicago-set WIDOWS will also be screened at the Festival on Saturday 10/13. Academy Award-winning director Steve McQueen has a history with the Chicago International Film Festival.

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Those are just a couple of the films that will be screened at this year’s Chicago International Film Festival. It starts October 10 and ends Sunday October 21. You can find a full schedule at chicagofilmfestival.com

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A Life In Film: Sitting Down With Chicago International Film Festival Founder/CEO Michael Kutza

A Life In Film: Sitting Down With Chicago International Film Festival Founder/CEO Michael Kutza