Chicago Critics Film Festival announces stellar 2015 lineup

Call Me Lucky, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, and Digging for Fire among the highlights.


    The Chicago Film Critics Association (CFCA) has just announced the 2015 lineup for its annual film festival, which is set to take place at Chicago’s Music Box Theatre from May 1st-7th.

    The impressive bill collects an enviable assortment of the best films out of this year’s film festivals. Highlights include Bobcat Goldthwait’s phenomenal documentary, Call Me Lucky; Patrick Brice’s hilarious comedy, The Overnight; Joe Swanberg’s delightful dramedy, Digging for Fire; and Alfonso Gomez-Rejon’s soon-to-be indie hit, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl.

    Other noteworthy films include Jason Segel’s portrayal of the late David Foster Wallace in The End of the Tour; Michael Fassbender’s mercurial western performance in Slow West; and Douglas Tirola’s fascinating rock ‘n’ roll documentary, Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon.

    Check out the full lineup below.

    A festival pass is currently priced at $150 and includes an invitation to the week’s closing festivities. While individual tickets are also on sale at $12-15 each. Click here for more information.



    Friday, May 1st

    — 7:00pm: Digging For Fire

    — 9:30pm: Raiders!

    — 11:59pm: Restoration (and the Midnight Insanity Collection)

    Saturday, May 2nd

    — 12:00pm: Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet

    — 2:00pm: The New Girlfriend

    — 4:15pm: Results

    — 7:00pm: Unexpected

    — 9:30pm: Call Me Lucky

    — 11:59pm: Goodnight Mommy

    Sunday, May 3rd

    — 1:00pm: Shorts Program #1

    — 3:00pm: Slow West

    — 5:00pm: People, Places, Things

    — 7:30pm: Batkid Begins

    — 10:00pm: The Keeping Room

    Monday, May 4th

    — 5:00pm: Shorts Program #2

    — 7:00pm: Quitters

    — 9:00pm: Heaven Knows What

    Tuesday, May 5th

    — 5:00pm: Blind

    — 7:00pm: Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon

    — 9:30pm: The Connection

    Wednesday, May 6th

    — 5:00pm: The Second Mother

    — 7:30pm: The End Of The Tour

    — 10:00pm: Night Owls

    Thursday, May 7th

    — 6:00pm: The Overnight

    — 8:30pm: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

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