Archive for 'Films Made in Chicago'

175 Days to Love Chicago: Kartemquin KTQ Labs Spring Showcase

For the first time ever, Chicago’s Kartemquin Films (KTQ), creators of award-winning documentaries like The Interrupters and Hoop Dreams will be opening their KTQ Lab program to the public at the Kartemquin KTQ Lab Spring Showcase. This showcase of scenes from new Chicago-produced films is our 175 Days to Love Chicago pick for Tuesday, May 15.

175 Days to Love Chicago: Stony Island: A Musical Adventure on Chicago’s South Side

Gene Siskel Film Center Immerse yourself in 1978 Chicago as you listen to funky, bluesy sounds and see local sights in a musical journey around the city’s South Side, Stony Island. Stick around after the screening to hear director Andrew Davis and special guests talk about the making of this iconic film at the Gene [...]

4 Things to Do In…the Gold Coast!

Since its beginnings just after the Great Fire, the Gold Coast has been known as Chicago’s upscale, tony district. Dotted with landmarked properties, most from the 1890s and the first decade of the 20th century, the area’s residential streets are lined with Victorian townhomes and mansions. The peace and gracefulness of these few blocks stand [...]

[VIDEO]: Enjoy a Free Screening of Breaking Away

See the cycling classic Breaking Away tomorrow in Grant Park during Bike Chicago Movies in the Park. Hop on your bike and head to Grant Park to watch the award-winning 1979 cycling cult classic, a coming of age film set in Bloomington, Indiana after four friends graduate from high school. Enjoy beer from the Goose Island 312 [...]

5 Things to See and Do at the Beverly Arts Center

Located in the south side neighborhoods of Beverly and Morgan Park, the Beverly Arts Center (2407 W. 111th St.) is a bustling multi-disciplinary arts center, which showcases work both in the visual and performing arts, and hosts arts classes for people of all ages. Here are a 6 programs to see at Beverly Arts Center this [...]

5 Famous Film Scenes Shot in the Loop

Did you know that over 800 feature films and television productions have been shot in Chicago since 1989, including Transformers: Dark of the Moon, coming out in theaters on June 29, 2011. Explore Chicago’s On Location badge for Foursquare, a FREE game for your mobile phone, takes you to many of the locations where these [...]