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#728: Chicago Critics Film Festival / Donen #4 - Two for the Road

May’s week-long CCFF doubles as a shortlist for potential Golden Brick candidates.

Now in its 7th year, the Chicago Critics Film Festival prides itself on bringing the best of the fest circuit to Chicago. With 15 or so features that have played the likes of Toronto, Sundance and SXSW, the week-long fest is a chance for Chicago audiences to catch up with some of the most buzzed-about independent films of the year. It’s also a great chance for Filmspotting to put some titles on its Golden Brick radar. Adam and Josh share their Top 5 Most Anticipated CCFF Movies and get additional insight into the fest from Chicago critic – and CCFF programmer – Steve Prokopy.

Also on the show: Adam on KNOCK DOWN THE HOUSE and the final film in the Stanley Donen Marathon, 1967’s TWO FOR THE ROAD. Plus, “The Fizzies” – the Donen Marathon Awards.

0:00 – Billboard

1:13 – Preview: Chicago Critics Film Festival

Henry Mancini, “Two for the Road”

24:20 – Adam recs: “Knock Down the House”

30:53 – Next week / Notes

39:48 – Polls: Summer Preview / Best of ’79

48:57 – Donen #4: “Two for the Road”

1:06:38 – “The Fizzies”: Donen Awards

1:32:53 – Close

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