2012 Chicago International Film Festival Coverage Recap

2012 Chicago International Film Festival Coverage Recap

Recap of Way Too Indie coverage of 2012 Chicago International Film Festival

Day #1: Holy Motors

I started off the festival with my most anticipated film which was undoubtably original and unique but was not enough to win me over completely.

Day #2: War Witch – Like Someone In Love – After Lucia

My second day was loaded with hard-hitting films, each in their own way. One common link between the three films is that they centered around a female lead character. Overall, a solid group of films.

Day #3: Flowerbuds – Alaskaland – Paradise: Love

What started out as seeing two films this day ended up being three as I had enough downtime to catch Alaskaland in between. Unfortunately, it ended up being my least favorite film of the festival. However, I was blown away by Paradise: Love.

Day #4: Once Upon A Time Was I, Veronica – Beyond The Hills

Once again the films of the day centered around female characters only this time both films did not have enough to hold my interest.

Day #5: Empire Builder – Not Fade Away

I closed out the festival with Kris Swanberg’s Empire Builder and David Chase’s Not Fade Away. Both directors where there to present their film.

Author: Dustin Jansick

Dustin Jansick is an independent film critic who also enjoys; indie music, cooking, technology, sports, puzzles, graphic design, and P.T. Anderson films. He is the founder and editor of Way Too Indie which means he reviews hundreds of movies each year and is a proud member of the OFCS.

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