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June 14, 2016

Millennium Park Announces Voting For Summer Film Series Audience Choice Night: Favorite Chicago Film

Voting closes August 16; winning film to be screened August 30

Jamey Lundblad    312.744.2493, jamey.lundblad@cityofchicago.org

Christine Carrino    312.744.0573, christine.carrino@cityofchicago.org

Photos available here: http://bit.ly/1MCMgBs

 

Chicagoans and visitors alike are invited to vote for their favorite Chicago film—to be screened at the finale of the popular Millennium Park Summer Film Series which runs Tuesdays, June 21 – August 30, at 6:30pm.

Voting is now open online at chifilmfave.org (and on-site at the Summer Film Series), and ends August 16. The top vote-getter will be announced on August 23, and screened on Tuesday, August 30, at 6:30pm.

Fans may vote for their favorite among this list of 20 Chicago-made films, which was created by the Chicago Film Office at the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events:

Adventures in Babysitting

Ali

Backdraft

Barbershop

Blues Brothers

Color of Money

Divergent

High Fidelity

Home Alone

Love Jones

My Best Friend’s Wedding

Ordinary People

Public Enemy

Risky Business

Road to Perdition

The Dark Knight

The Fugitive

Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon

The Untouchables

While You Were Sleeping

The Chicago Film Office, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, leads the city’s effort to attract and enhance the production of feature films, television series, commercials, documentaries and all forms of local screen entertainment. Since 1980, more than 1100 feature films and television productions have shot in Chicago contributing $2 billion in local revenue.

The Summer Film Series at Millennium Park runs Tuesdays, June 21 – August 30, at 6:30pm. Guests may take a seat at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion or lounge on the Great Lawn as crowd-pleasing movies are presented on a state-of-the-art, 40-foot LED screen. This year’s line-up includes:

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off • June 21

(1986, PG-13, 103 mins)

 

Soul Food • June 28

(1997, R*, 115 mins)

 

A League of Their Own • July 5

(1992, PG, 125 mins)

 

Thelma & Louise • July 12

(1991, R**, 120 mins)

 

FULL MOON DOUBLE FEATURE: Moonstruck & Silence of the Lambs • July 19

(Moonstruck: 1988, PG, 102 mins / Silence of the Lambs: 1991, R‡, 118 mins)

 

Kartemquin Films 50th Anniversary Celebration • July 26

Filmmakers Panel and Screening of “Inquiring Nuns”

 

West Side Story • August 2

(1961, Unrated, 152 mins)

 

Grease • August 9

(1978, PG-13, 110 mins)

 

Finding Nemo • August 16

(2003, G, 100 mins)

 

Purple Rain • August 23

(1984, R^, 111 mins)

 

AUDIENCE CHOICE: Favorite Chicago Film • August 30

Vote today at chifilmfave.org

 

*Rated R for strong sexuality and language

**Rated R for strong language, and some violence and sensuality

‡Rated R for Sex and Nudity, Violence and Gore, Profanity, Alcohol/Drugs/Smoking, and

Frightening/Intense Scenes

^Rated R for adult situations, language, nudity and violence

 

The Summer Film Series is FREE, presented by the Millennium Park Foundation and co-curated with the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE). All films will be screened with English subtitles or captioning.

The Summer Music Series is sponsored in part by Southwest Airlines, 93XRT, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Transit Authority and Millennium Park Garages.

Partnership opportunities are available for these outdoor films and more. To learn more, contact chicagopartnerships@cityofchicago.org or visit chicagopartnerships.org.

Millennium Park is located on Michigan Avenue, bordered by Randolph St. to the north, Columbus Dr. to the east and Monroe St. to the south. The Park is open 6am–11pm. daily. Convenient parking is located in the Millennium Park Garage (entrance on Columbus at Monroe or Randolph) and Grant Park North. For the latest news and events, visit millenniumpark.org, call 312.742.1168, or connect on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 

Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) is dedicated to enriching Chicago’s artistic vitality and cultural vibrancy. This includes fostering the development of Chicago’s non-profit arts sector, independent working artists and for-profit arts businesses; providing a framework to guide the City’s future cultural and economic growth, via the 2012 Chicago Cultural Plan; marketing the City’s cultural assets to a worldwide audience; and presenting high-quality, free and affordable cultural programs for residents and visitors.

 

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