Festival season in Chicago is soon to be underway and today we’ve learned the films that will be a part of the 2014 Chicago International Movies & Music Festival (CIMMfest). The list includes seven World Premieres and three US Premieres. The music headliners have also been announced, but a full music lineup will be unveiled next week. Music highlights at CIMMfest 2014, announced last week, include Yo La Tengo, Brooklyn disco orchestra Escort at Concord Music Hall, Booker T. and the Bloodshot Records 20th Anniversary Showcase with Murder By Death.
The festival will take place May 1-4 at venues in Wicker Park, Bucktown and Logan Square. Some of the titles coming to Chicago for CIMMfest include 20,000 Days on Earth starring Nick Cave, the Chicago Premiere of Meerkat Media Collective’s Brasslands, about the world’s largest trumpet competition in Serbia directed by a team of 10 filmmakers, and festival favorite Led Zeppelin Played Here. Opening night feature is the tearjerker Butterfly Girl; director and producer, CNN International news veteran Cary Bell, will be in attendance. www.CIMMfest.org
Single film tickets go on sale March 24 and are priced at $5-$25 (some events are discounted for students with valid ID); most special events are priced at $15. Individual movie tickets are $10. Concerts are priced per venue. Read more below. Continue Reading