The Chicago International Film wraps up in a few days so we’re here to help you to maximize your viewing experience and strategize so you can make the most of your time before Festival viewing ends this Sunday at 11:59pm CT.

With a frigid Saturday and a rainy Sunday in the Chicago forecast, the elements are conspiring to eliminate any outdoor distractions.  Additionally, we’ve just announced the Ivory Coast’s Night of the Kings, winner of Best Cinematography and Best Sound, will be available for appointment viewing on Sunday, October 25 from 4pm-8pm!

Schedule for Saturday, October 24 
2:00pm: Livestream Presentation: Artistic Achievement Award: Notturno director Gianfranco Rosi in conversation with filmmaker Robert Greene (Bisbee ’17). 3:30pm: Snack Break: Apples - 3:45pm: Screening: Apples (Mila) (Dir. Christos Nikou | Greece) Silver Hugo for Best  Screenplay,

5:30pm: Dinner and a Movie – What could be better? Before you travel to Japan for your next film, order some Japanese street food from Yoshi’s Cafe or maki rolls (recommend the Mellow Yellow!) from Niu Sushi, two of our Festival favorite restaurants!
7:00pm: Screening: Under the Open Sky (Subarashiki Sekai) (Dir. Miwa Nishikawa | Japan) Silver Hugo – Best Performance for Yakusho Koji, 9:30pm: Popcorn Break, 10:00pm: Late-Night Screening: Sleep (Schlaf) (Dir. Michael Venus | Germany)

Sunday, October 25

10:00am: Breakfast – Sylwia’s Power Shake à la Sweat, 10:10am: Screening: Sweat (Dir. Magnus von Horn | Poland, Sweden), Gold Hugo for Best International Feature, 12:30pm: Screening: The Special (Especial) (Dir. Ignacio Márquez | Venezuela, U.S.) Silver Hugo winner for New Directors, 2:30pm:  Screening: Preparations to Be Together for an Unknown Period of Time (Felkészülés meghatározatlan ideig tartó együttlétre) (Dir. Lili Horvát | Hungary) Gold Hugo winner for New Directors, 4:00pm: Screening: Things We Dare Not Do (Cosas que no hacemos) (Dir. Bruno Santamaría | Mexico) Gold Hugo for Best Documentary and Gold Q-Hugo, 5:30pm: Dinner: Things We Dare Not Do left us craving the flavors of Mexico. Order in a special dinner from Michelin-starred chef Chef Carlos Gaytan’s Tzuco.,
6:15pm: Screening: Night of the Kings (La nuit des rois) (Dir. Philippe Lacôte | Côte d’Ivoire, France, Canada, Senegal) Best Cinematography and Best Sound, Night of the Kings - A highlight of this year’s Black Perspectives programming is back and available to view today only between 4pm-8pm!
8:30pm: Screening: The Columnist (De Kuthoere) (Dir. Ivo van Aart | The Netherlands


And now...the schedule for FREE Museum Days in Chicago!  Check the selected museum websites for admission and updated programming schedule. 

 Adler Planetarium:

Jan. 7-9, 20-22, Feb. 4-6, 11-13, 17-20, March 9-12, April 20-23, May 10-16, June 2,9,16, August 22-23, 31, Sept. 1-4, Oct. 12-15, Nov. 11,17-19, Dec. 4-6

Brookfield Zoo:  

Free Admission Thursdays, Friday, Saturday and Sunday until 2/29/2020

Art Institute of Chicago:  

Free Admission every Wednesday evening from 5pm-8pm

Chicago Botanic Garden:

Free Admission Daily


Chicago Children’s Museum: 

Free First Sunday of the month; Thursdays 5-8pm

Chicago Cultural Center:

Free Admission everyday

Chicago History Museum: 1/20, 2/17, 4/4, 7/4

Free Admission every Tuesday from 2:pm-9pm

DuSable Museum of African American History: Free Admission every Tuesday

Field Museum:  Free Admission February 1-29, 2020

Lincoln Park Zoo: Free Admission Daily

Shedd Aquarium:  Free Admission June 15-16

Museum of Contemporary Art:

Free Admission every Tuesday

Museum of Science and Industry: 

Free Admission June 1-3,