Plans are afoot to tell a lo-fi, high-energy story of a young man attempting to take control of his future during a summer spent back home in the Chicago suburb of Elmhurst.
How a quest for pierogies led to an eight-year process of giving an outsider artist his due.
The Chicago-based filmmaker on his stirring ensemble drama that presents a pool party as life in a fishbowl for one religious family.
The director of "Hoop Dreams," "The Interrupters" and "America to Me" continues his extraordinary and unparalleled examination of his hometown.
The director talks about her delicate dramedy starring Cobie Smulders and bringing her experience to the film of finding her niche while life is making other plans.
The writer/director on his love at first sight in telling the story of the Obamas' deliciously contentious first night out.
The filmmakers behind this colorful comedy on wrestling with issues of cultural identity...and actually getting into the ring.
The director of the chilling thriller talks about his first narrative film on the occasion of its 30th anniversary and how it prepared him for everything after.
The "Wild Things" director on his wickedly fun return to movies after a decade and his love of twists in both life and film.
The director talks about the give and take behind the relationships onscreen and off that created this emotionally rich portrait of the Chicago neighborhood.
With their actors investing a consierable amount of time and personal experience, Chicago filmmakers hope to finally see characters they can relate to on the big screen.