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Chicago International Film Festival Digging Deeper Into Movies with Nick Davis

Join the Chicago International Film Festival and Nick Davis, Northwestern Professor and film critic, for this series of free interactive lectures exploring recent releases and festival films from around the world with a focus on the nuances of imagery, editing, and sound that complicate story and theme.

Free and open to the public, complimentary tickets can be secured through the Chicago International Film Festival here. Series made possible with the support of the Robert & Penelope Steiner Family Foundation. 

Creating a MONSTER: Uneasy Artistry from a Master Director

Saturday, December 9, 11:00am

MONSTER has hypnotized audiences and sparked debates since debuting at Cannes (where it won Best Screenplay and the Queer Palm), right up through the Chicago International Film Festival (where it won the Q-Hugo). Its interest in complex adolescence and in the bonds but also the fragility of family sustains a key thread in work by Japanese master filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda (SHOPLIFTERS, NOBODY KNOWS) while taking those ideas in twisty new directions. This Digging Deeper installment will explore these ideas in the film and draw some connections to Hayao Miyazaki’s THE BOY AND THE HERON, as both continue their runs at the Siskel Film Center. Please note: The discussion ticket does not include a ticket to screen the film.


Get Tickets for MONSTER Opens December 1

Get Tickets for THE BOY AND THE HERON Opens December 8