Chicago International Film Festival screens Golub: Late Works Are The Catastrophes

Our classic documentary Golub: Late Works Are The Catastrophes screens for free at Chicago Cultural Center at 6:30pm on Wednesday, October 1st.

Reflecting what he calls the “disjunctiveness” of modern life, artist Leon Golub’s massive canvasses depict unpleasant imagery – mercenary killings, torture, and death squads. This documentary reveals the full complexity of Golub’s work, juxtaposing images and ideas, and following the artist at work from 1985 to 2004. Golub offers not simply a profile of a painter with a political conscience, but an investigation into the power of the artist to reflect our times and to change the way we think about our world.

In 1988, the original film Golub won the Silver Hugo in the documentary competition at the 24th Chicago International Film Festival. The Festival featured the updated Late Works... version of the film in 2004 at the 40th Anniversary.

The screening is part of the 2014 Chicago International Film Festival's 12th Annual International Screenings Program, presented by Cinema/Chicago, together with the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. Get more details.

Golub: Late Works Are The Catastrophes filmmaker Judy Hoffman will attend for a post-screening discussion with Chicago international Film Festival Programmer Alex Kopecky, along with Kartemquin Community Engagement Manager Beckie Stocchetti.

Join us for more October Chicago events:
- The 2014 Diverse Voices in Docs Graduation will be Sunday, October 5th at the University of Chicago's Logan Arts Center - 915 E. 60th St from 6-9pm! DVID Graduation is a special evening where all our 2014 DVID participants are honored and celebrated, and will include 3 minute clips from each project, a special guest, and a dessert reception. It also marks the opening of applications for DVID 2015. RSVP to attend:

- The world premiere of On Beauty is at the Chicago International Film Festival. join Emmy-nominated director Joanna Rudnick (In the Family), Rick Guidotti, and other special guests on Saturday, October 18th at 1:15pm at the AMC River East 21 theater. Get tickets.

- Steve James and Chaz Ebert will discuss Life Itself and show never before seen outtakes and clips not included in the film at a Chicago Humanities Festival event in Evanston, IL on October 25th. Alison Cuddy will moderate. Get more information.