Preview of the 2010 Chicago International Film Festival

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For those of you who’ve read my blog through the years, you know I devote a couple of weeks in October talking about the films I’ve seen at the Chicago International Film Festival.  As an arts-conscious Chicagoan, it’s definitely one of the priceless perks of living in this great city.  Although there is a lot of heartburn with the graying of the audience demographic in many of our great, world-class cultural institutions, I’m thrilled to say that every year I’m at the Film Festival I see a diverse, younger demographic, with people who you’d expect to mob Lollapalooza lining up for the latest Daren Aronofsky pic, or better yet, for an obscure, wacky South Korean entry.  I griped about the slim pickings of last year’s festival, so I’m excited to see the slate of films that are coming our way beginning October 7, in my humble opinion, possibly the strongest selection of films I’ve seen since the early 2000s.

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