Chicago French Film Festival: Romantics Anonymous and Point Blank
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Millions know their voices, but few know their names. The world of background singing can be both glamorous and anonymous, and in 20 Feet From Stardom, the untold stories of the backup singers behind some of the greatest musical acts are told. Both a tribute to the unsung voices found on some of music's best songs and an exploration of the conflicts, sacrifices and rewards of a career spent supporting others, director Morgan Neville's film, a triumphant and heartbreaking look at the sweet sounds of success, won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature in March 2014. Learn More
*July 22, 7:45pm: Romantics Anonymous *
Jean-Pierre Améris, 2010, 80m
Director Jean-Pierre Améris Scheduled to Appear
“This delectable comedy tells the story of Angélique (Isabelle Carré), a gifted chocolate-maker with a lifelong case of uncontrollable shyness. Jean-René (Benoît Poelvoorde) suffers from a similar case of terminal abashment and runs a fledgling chocolate company in desperate need of a new direction. When the two nervous Nellies meet, they are forced to fess up to their sweet affections for each other.” – Tribeca Film Festival
*July 22, 10:00pm: Point Blank *
Fred Cayayé, 2010, 84m
When Samuel’s wife is kidnapped before his very eyes, he soon discovers that a dangerous criminal named Sartet is responsible, and if he’s ever to see his wife again, he must do Sartet’s bidding. Samuel quickly finds himself pitted against rival gangsters and trigger-happy police in a deadly race to save the lives of his wife and unborn child.