April 4, 2020


Chicago’s Filmmaker Network. Every Wednesday Night.

The Chicago Film Scene is a non-profit group of filmmakers, writers, actors, producers, artists, gaffers, grips and more. We meet every Wednesday in Lincoln Park, and our focus is building and supporting the Chicago film industry and community. If you are involved in the film industry, or would like to be, join the directory below. If you want access to our film industry contact book, job alerts, and event invites, join CFS Insider. See you Wednesday!

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Chicago Film Then-and-Now: MEDIUM COOL (1969)

“History doesn’t repeat itself, but it often rhymes” This quote, usually attributed to Mark Twain, has existed throughout time, giving us a way to process …

The Ωmega Man (1971)

Top 12 Pandemic-Themed Movies to Watch on Quarantine

Since we’re all stuck inside for the foreseeable future, here are a few of the best pandemic-themed movies around. This list is based on IMDb ratings alone – so if you don’t like it, you can blame the general public.


What Cinema Can Be: Part II | Streaming Risks

In the previous article, we took a look at what cinema could offer in terms of untraditional presentation. In that instance, it was galleries. But …


Cabrini-Green “Candyman” Homes

I saw Candyman (1992) for the first time at the Logan Theater for a midnight screening not too long ago. As a horror genre lover …


Off the Beaten Path | Final Thoughts and Impressions of “Other Space”

I give my final thoughts and impressions on “Other Space”. The question is, was this show cancelled too soon, and how does it stand compared to the other shows on “Off the Beaten Path”.


What Cinema Can Be: Part I | The Superhero Conundrum

“I don’t see them. I tried, you know? But that’s not cinema,” – Martin Scorsese With everything that’s going on about the convoluted, contradictory, and …

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