Chicago filmmaker Kris Rey talks about her 4th feature

Chicago filmmaker, Kris Rey talks with Reel Chicago about the making of her newly released indie feature “I Used to Go Here” opening today at the Music Box.

It’s always fun watching a film and seeing local Chicago names, faces, and locations being showcased.  Couple that with the talented female filmmaker, Kris Rey who is making a career of telling solid, empowering stories and you’ve got something truly worthwhile.  I Used To Go Here, starring Gillian Jacobs (Community, Love) and Jemaine Clement (Flight of the Conchords) is a comedy that takes place first in Chicago, and then in Carbondale.  

The film which had its drive-in premiere last week, hits the usual PPV platforms such as Amazon and iTunes, and has scored a run at the Music Box from August 5 through August 15, 2020. For showtimes and tickets, check out the Music Box Website for I Used to Go Here.  

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Kris Rey’s debut feature, It Was Great, But I Was Ready to Come Home (which she wrote, directed, and starred in) played in competition at SXSW in 2009, closely followed by her next feature, Empire Builder (2012), which starred Kate Lyn Sheil, Bill Ross IV, and Joe Swanberg. Her third feature, Unexpected, premiered in competition at the Sundance Film Festival in 2015. Rey also directed the short film Baby Mary(2014,) and has had small acting roles in films like First ManJoshy, and Happy Christmas. Kris Rey lives and works in Chicago, and teaches film production at Northwestern University.

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