Did you miss the official selection, SYL JOHNSON: ANY WAY THE WIND BLOWS, at our 53rd Chicago International Film Festival? Now’s your chance to watch it for FREE today, August 15, at 6:30 p.m. at the Chicago Cultural Center! No RSVP required.
After struggling for decades to break out, soul singer Syl Johnson left the music business in the 1980s to open a Chicago fried-fish chain. Since then, he’s become one of the most sampled artists in hip-hop, with everyone from Run-DMC to Kanye West borrowing his distinctive voice and beats. With a lively soundtrack, SYL JOHNSON: ANY WAY THE WIND BLOWS follows Johnson’s bid to make a comeback in his seventies – celebrating the life of one man who just can’t stop the music!
Free screenings continue every Wednesday at 6:30pm through October 3, 2018 in the Claudia Cassidy Theater at the Chicago Cultural Center (78 E. Washington Street, 2nd FL). Films are unrated. Viewer discretion is advised.
Cinema/Chicago, the presenting organization of the Chicago International Film Festival, is a year round 501c3 non-profit arts and education organization dedicated to fostering better communication between people of diverse cultures through the art of film and the moving image. Cinema/Chicago’s year-round programs include: the
Chicago International Film Festival, Chicago International Television Festival, CineYouth Festival, International Screenings, and year-round Education Program. Celebrating its 54th edition October 10-21, 2018, the Chicago International Film Festival is North America’s longest-running competitive film festival. View video about Cinema/Chicago.