Opening Night for this year’s festival kicks off with Wes Anderson’s long-awaited The French Dispatch playing at the Music Box Theatre, while Todd Hanyes’ music doc The Velvet Underground will screen in drive-in format.
C’mon C’mon, the Joaquin Phoenix-starring latest from Beginners and 20th Century Women filmmaker Mike Mills, will serve as the festival’s Centerpiece, hot off its highly acclaimed Telluride Film Festival debut.
Closing Night sees another Telluride premiere hitting the Windy City, with Reinaldo Marcus Green’s drama King Richard, about Richard Williams (played by Will Smith), father to Venus (Saniyya Sidney) and Serena (Demi Singleton), hoping to pick up some more awards buzz.
For ticket information, visit the festival’s website.
— Mitchell Beaupre, Festiville Editor
(Header image from ‘The French Dispatch’)