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Cannes In Chicago / Filmspotting Event Details
« on: October 29, 2009, 11:52:33 AM »
Cannes Comes To Chicago
Saturday, December 12, 2009 @ 8:00 p.m.

Filmspotting hosts and cinephiles Adam Kempenaar and Matty Robinson culminate their Cannes Golden Palm Marathon with a one-night-only screening of Afterschool, an Un Certain Regard selection at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival.

Written, directed and edited by Antonio Campos, who will appear in person at this exclusive event, Afterschool was in the running for the Camera d'Or awarded to the Festival's best first feature film. The 25 year-old New York City native was previously recognized at the 2005 Cannes Festival where his short film Buy It Now was honored with the Cinéfondation First Prize. Afterschool tells the story of a disaffected high school student at an elite prep school who accidentally captures the death of two popular classmates on camera.

"With Afterschool", Campos has said, "I wanted to examine a community that has become accustomed over time to an almost abnormally sheltered and safe existence that has to confront the sudden impact of violent death on its own grounds. My hope is that the viewer will go into Afterschool with an open mind and leave with a series of questions about this world and about this boy."

Campos will join the Fimspotting hosts on stage for a post-screening Q&A that will also cover some of the Cannes Film Festival winners that influenced the director and the film, including if... (1969), The Conversation (1974) and Elephant (2003), followed by a complementary beer and wine reception.

http://www.chicagopublicradio.org/Event_Detail.aspx?eventID=1524
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« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2009, 10:12:35 PM »
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« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2009, 12:40:34 PM »
Fantastic film. Easily one of the best of the year.
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Re: Cannes In Chicago / Filmspotting Event Details
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2009, 03:34:16 PM »
Hmm, this is the first day after classes can officially end. The train ride is long, expensive, and that is without a hotel or anything like that. I still want to make the trip if at all possible.

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« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2009, 10:34:21 PM »
Hmm, this is the first day after classes can officially end. The train ride is long, expensive, and that is without a hotel or anything like that. I still want to make the trip if at all possible.

turns out i'll prolly be in WI during this, if you want to crash at my empty apt let me know. 
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« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2009, 02:02:55 AM »
Best film of the last two years!
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« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2009, 03:55:04 PM »
As if it wasn't cool enough... now Michael Stuhlbarg is confirmed to attend!
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« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2009, 11:28:29 AM »
Hmm, this is the first day after classes can officially end. The train ride is long, expensive, and that is without a hotel or anything like that. I still want to make the trip if at all possible.

turns out i'll prolly be in WI during this, if you want to crash at my empty apt let me know. 

This offer warms my heart, and I thank you, but exam schedules are really odd for some reason this year. Classes end on the 4th or something, but instead of starting exams the next week they are staggering them from the next Wednesday through the following Tuesday, which is the only day I have an exam. Either way, that means I am unable to go even if I had a place to stay.

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Re: Cannes In Chicago / Filmspotting Event Details
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2009, 10:33:49 PM »
Use promo code FILM and get $3 off tickets.
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« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2009, 10:41:54 PM »
Use promo code FILM and get $3 off tickets.

Now you tell me!

 

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