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The 5th Annual CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL
March 30 - April 5
"Ambitious and bountiful...Indispensable!" -Chicago Reader
"Pick a big issue: from globalization to Abu Ghraib. Television can trivialize it, but film can weigh it. The Chicago International Documentary Festival finds work from around the world that helps us make sense of our time." -Chicago Sun-Times
The Chicago International Documentary Festival is a premier festival of documentary films in the U.S. The thought-provoking 10-day film event established in 2003 is dedicated to the celebration and cultivation of the documentary film. Our eclectic programming is designed to extend appreciation of the art of documentary film and its unique power to inspire and communicate a world of ideas and cultures. Each edition presents an array of extraordinary programs, showcasing the work of brilliant filmmakers and providing a venue for established and emerging artists of film as well as doc film buffs to see the most interesting international selections.
"One of Frederick Wiseman's greatest films...Domestic Violence is dense with unforgettable images, passages and vignettes" -Film Comment
"10 minutes into the film you'll be white-knuckled and unable to look away." -New York Times
"The most compelling Wiseman epic of recent years" -Village Voice
Recommended! "One wouldn't expect a documentary by Frederick Wiseman about domestic violence to be anything less than powerful, but it's his subtle, low-key approach to such an emotionally charged subject -- one too often presented in luridly melodramatic terms -- that makes this 2001 film so devastating." -Chicago Reader
"[Wiseman] has delved deeply and wisely into seemingly superficial subject matter and come up with a subtly informative - and incidentally entertaining - tract that will likely be of sociological importance for generations to come." -Christian Science Monitor
"Wiseman makes documentaries better than Napoleon made war" -Boston Globe
"A gripping experience" -Variety
"A fascinating snapshot of a time and place at a defining moment in American history." -Senses of Cinema
"It's notable for Wiseman's careful observation of the process and his fleet, economical editing; beneath its prosaic surfaces roil the issues of racism and the ongoing debacle in Vietnam." -Chicago Reader