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"A Compassionate Spy" to open Chicago Festival October 12


Wednesday, October 12 at 7pm at the Music Box Theatre




Steve James' A Compassionate Spy will screen at the Opening Night presentation for the 58th Chicago International Film Festival!

A tale of espionage, romance, and profound moral implications, the film follows the University of Chicago graduate recruited to join the Manhattan Project who then passed crucial military secrets to Soviet intelligence in hopes of saving the world.


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ChiFilmFest Opening Night Block Party
Join our first-ever block party outside the Music Box Theatre!




For one night only, we’re rolling out the red carpet for the ChiFilmFest Opening Night Block Party!

Kicking off 12 days of international and independent films, join us for an evening of music, food trucks, drinks, and film-themed activities uniting film lovers from across Chicago to celebrate the magic of the movies.

The Block Party is free and open to the public. Come celebrate with us!


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First Look: Centerpiece and Special Presentations
Get ready for the full Festival schedule on September 19 at 11am!





Get your first look at the 58th Chicago International Film Festival ahead of Monday's full schedule reveal!

From our Centerpiece presentation of Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery featuring a Tribute to the hilarious and versatile Kathryn Hahn to Darren Aronofsky's intimate drama The Whale, our Special Presentations give a thrilling taste of this year's Festival lineup.


See the First Look





Key Dates
Mark your calendars now for our lineup announcement and on-sale dates!



Full Schedule Released: Monday, Sept. 19
Members' Pre-Sale: Tuesday, Sept. 20
Early Pass Redemption: Thursday, Sept. 22
Film Tickets On Sale: Friday, Sept. 23

58th Chicago International Film Festival:
October 12-23, 2022




Early Bird Passes On Sale Through Friday
Get your 10- or 20-film passes now before prices increase.





Get the best deal of the Festival with an Early Bird pass*!

Binge the best in international cinema throughout the Festival, from competition titles to documentaries to shorts on the big screen! Plus, pass redemption starts September 22, so you get early access before tickets go on sale to the general public.

Buy your Early Bird pass through Sept. 16 to get the lowest price!


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*Please note: Passes are not valid for Opening Night, Special Presentations, Centerpiece, Tributes, Special Events, or Closing Night. Tickets for these screenings will be available starting September 20 for Cinema/Chicago Members and September 23 for the general public.




Members' Pre-Sale: September 20 - 22
Join our community of film lovers!





Become a member and purchase discounted tickets before the general public! The Members' Pre-Sale runs from September 20-22.

Membership perks include:

  • Early Access to Chicago International Film Festival tickets
  • Discounts on Festival tickets and passes
  • Free Year-Round Preview Screenings
  • Join a Community of Film Lovers

Renew now! Prices increase after Friday, September 16!


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If you value the community experience of filmgoing in Chicago, join now and help support our organization.






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