The 48th Chicago International Film Festival opens with the world premiere of Stand Up Guys made by Chicagoans Fisher Stevens (director), who won a Best Documentary Feature Oscar for The Cove and Tom Rosenberg (producer) who won a Best Picture Academy Award® for Million Dollar Baby.
The film’s stars Academy Award®-winners Al Pacino, Christopher Walken, Alan Arkin and Emmy® and Golden Globe®-winner Julianna Margulies will attend the festival’s opening night event at the Harris Theater on 205 East Randolph Drive on October 11, before the film’s nationwide release in January 2013.
“Bringing the world premiere of Stand Up Guys to Chicago is a tremendous honor,” states Rosenberg. “Al Pacino, Christopher Walken and Alan Arkin are a powerhouse trio on screen – audiences are truly in for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.”
“This is without a doubt the most exciting opening night for the Chicago International Film Festival in many years,” notes Michael Kutza, Founder and Artistic Director of the Chicago International Film Festival. “Tom Rosenberg has been a long friend of the Festival and we are honored that he and Lionsgate have chosen this year’s Festival for the world premiere of this extraordinary film, and for bringing to Chicago this extraordinary assemblage of film legends and luminaries, several of whom give award-worthy performances in this film.”
“The Chicago International Film Festival strives to bring the best in cinema to the city of Chicago and to open the 48th Film Festival with the world premiere of Stand Up Guys does just that,” adds the Chicago International Film Festival’s Programming Director Mimi Plauché. “To showcase the work of native Chicagoan Fisher Stevens in his hometown is thrilling not only for the Festival, but for Chicago audiences.”
Written by Noah Haidle and produced by Sidney Kimmel, Tom Rosenberg, Gary Lucchesi, and Jim Tauber, the film’s star-studded opening night is open to the public. Tickets for the event are available at www.chicagofilmfestival.com/catalog/ or by phone at 312- 332-FILM. Film-only tickets are: Balcony, $35 for Cinema/Chicago members and $40 for non-members; Main Floor, $45 for Cinema/Chicago members and $50 for non-members. VIP Tickets are $150 and include a main floor seat and admission to the after party at The Sidney Yates Gallery of The Chicago Cultural Center.