Every month, Time Out Chicago shares a great list of what to look forward to in the next four weeks. I love it. It’s a one-stop-shop for some of the coolest, most interesting things to do across the city.
Except today, as I’m reading through the list for April, I noticed something: exhaustive as it is, there’s no category calling out the fantastic film options that inevitably fill the city’s calendar every month. Sure, options like Dan Savage’s Hump! Film Festival are included here and there. But art, dance, music – they all get their own call out. Not so with film.
And before you point it out, yes – I realize they do a separate post on film options in the city. Still, it’s a bit of a disappointing rundown, not nearly comprehensive.
Here, Time Out: I fixed it for you. Add these to the mix and you’ve got something like a glimpse into all the great film to see this month in Chicago.
April 1 & 2 – Doc10 continues at The Davis Theater, featuring a few of the most anticipated documentaries of the year.
April 3 – Gene Siskel Film Center hosts a free screening of A QUIET PASSION with renowned filmmaker Terence Davies in attendance for a post-film Q&A
April 4 – Midwest Independent Film Festival features THE VIEW FROM TALL as their April title; a Chicago Int’l Film Festival premiere, it’s a solid local production.
April 4-28 – Northwestern University’s Block Cinema features a series on Belgian filmmaker Chantal Ackerman.
April 5 – Chicago’s go-to for all film things independent and alternative, Cine-file celebrates their tenth anniversary with a screening of Vincente Minnelli’s THE PIRATE.
April 8 – See WIN IT ALL at Music Box Theatre with director Joe Swanberg and star Jake Johnson in attendance.
April 18 – The film retrospective at Alliance Francaise Chicago continues with indie darling Girlhood, a recent and powerful female coming-of-age drama.
April 20 – May 4 – Chicago Latino Film Festival returns for its 33rd year of solid programming from across Latin America.
April 26 – Cinema/Chicago’s Associate Board screens Good Will Hunting at Public Chicago, in a sweet lounge setting – cocktails included.
Go on, go see a movie in April!