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From the world’s largest film festival for the deaf in Chicago to the beautifully renovated movie palace in Bloomington/Normal, Arts Across Illinois: At the Movies will focus on Illinois film festivals and filmmakers.

Sound Off
A Miners Life
Lights! Camera! Kids in Action!
Beyond Normal
Latinos in the Spotlight


Sound Off — Film lovers from around the world sign in to attend the world’s largest film festival for the deaf, held annually in Chicago.

Festival for Cinema of the Deaf
Joshua Flanders & Liz Tannebaum
537 Custer #4
Evanston, IL 60202
(847) 332-2463


A Miners Life — Central Illinois native Greg Boozell spotlights Illinois coal miners in his independent documentaries.

Greg Boozell
[email protected]
(312) 738-1400


Lights! Camera! Kids in Action! — The Chicago International Children's Film Festival leaves young people reeling with excitement for the art of film.

Chicago International Children's Film Festival
1517 W. Fullerton Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 281-9075


Beyond Normal — When it was built in 1937, the Normal Theater in Bloomington/Normal was state of the art. By the 1980s it was facing demolition, until the town stepped in to save this historic masterpiece.

Normal Theater
209 North St.
Normal, IL 61761
(309) 454-9722


Latinos in the Spotlight — More than twenty years ago, the first screenings of the Chicago Latino Film Festival were projected onto a gymnasium wall. Today it’s one of the premier Latino film festivals in the country.

Chicago Latino Film Festival
Pepe Vargas
c/o Columbia College
600 S. Michigan
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 431-1330

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