Newswire: Hey Chicago, you should go to the Chicago Film Critics Festival

For the next few days, the Music Box Theatre in Chicago will play host to the Chicago Film Critics Festival. Now in its third year, the fest features a lineup curated entirely by the city’s critical community. Most of these films have played major festivals like Sundance or Toronto. Almost none of them have played in the area.

The event kicks off tonight with a screening of Digging For Fire, the latest (and most star-studded) feature from hometown hero Joe Swanberg, who will be in attendance. The fest closes next Thursday with this year’s big Sundance winner, the fairly irresistible teen weepie Me And Earl And The Dying Girl. There’s plenty to see in the days between, and plenty of special guests scheduled to appear. For example, Bobcat Goldthwait will be around to discuss his new documentary Call Me Lucky, which screens Saturday. No stranger to the …

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