April 12-15, 2012
Movies and music have always shared a symbiotic relationship. Songs inspire movies; movies inspire songs. You can’t help but connect some songs to some movies—think of the magical union of “As Time Goes By” and Casablanca, Whitney Houston’s sublime “I Will Always Love You” in The Bodyguard, or the haunting trumpet of The Godfather. The Chicago International Movies & Music Festival seamlessly blends the two mediums together into one splendid weekend of shows, screenings, and discussions about how both arts influence each other.
From April 12 to 15 the music mecca neighborhood, Wicker Park, will be home to movie and music lovers from around the world. The Chicago International Movies & Music Festival brings together movies about music, movies for music, movies of music, and movies capturing music as it is made. Four days of movie screenings, panel chats, workshops, and other programs unite professionals and devotees alike. Premieres by new and established film and video directors, as well as retrospectives, classic films and videos will fill the days; genre-bending musical performances will rule the night at participating venues around Chicago.
An independent film festival organized by filmmakers and musicians, the mission of the Chicago International Movies & Music Festival is to highlight the crossover of film and song, and to shed light on the interconnectedness of all people through the lens of music and moving image, both recorded and performed live.
All of the featured films feature music in some way: short and long-form documentaries and narrative fiction; concert films; animation; and music videos; along with related performances and concerts, and art exhibits, presented at historic and famous venues around Chicago. Queens of Country starring Lizzy Caplan (pictured above) will be one of many films that will have its Chicago premiere during the festival. Operating as a nonprofit organization, the Festival provides a platform for filmmakers and musicians to present their vision, and for like-minded artists, directors, producers, fans, and aficionados to come together for a celebration of movies, music, and great times in the great city of Chicago. | 773-234-CIMM(2466)
WHERE TO STAY:
The PUBLIC Chicgao, created by hotelier Ian Schrager, is an entirely new class of hotel. Its fundamental attributes are innovative, sophisticated, authentic style; personalized, empathetic ‘essential’ service; lasting comfort with complete functionality, all provided for an affordable price and tremendous value. Book with us and receive a complimentary room upgrade!
The legendary Drake Hotel boasts a former guest list that includes The Royal Family, Winston Churchill, Frank Sinatra, Hugh Hefner, Elizabeth Taylor and Judy Garland, just to name a few. Overlooking Lake Michigan, and close to the weekend’s events along with Magnificent Mile, many of the city’s most notable attractions are conveniently located just minutes away.
Located in the prosperous Gold Coast neighborhood of Chicago, the 5 star Waldorf Astoria Chicago combines the classic glamour of the 1920’s and 1930’s with interiors that showcase a modern, sophisticated urban sensibility. The hotel’s downtown location near Michigan Avenue and Oak Street Beach provides guests with easy access to Chicago’s most famed attractions and landmarks. Book with us and receive a complimentary upgrade when booking a suite for 2012.