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Syl Johnson: Any Way the Wind Blows

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!

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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.

To see the complete schedule.

To download the 2018 International Screenings brochure.

About Cinema/Chicago

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 FestivalChicago International Television FestivalCineYouth FestivalInternational 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.



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