Chicago Int’l Film Festival arrives in 6 weeks

OCTOBER WILL BE HERE quicker than we can say “Chicago International Film Festival.” The 46th annual event Oct. 7-21 will host 150 important films from all over the world, starting with the Chicago premiere of “Stone,” starring Edward Norton and Robert De Niro, directed by John Curran, who directed “The Painted Veil” which also starred Norton.

So far, Chicago is represented in the festival with a coming-of-age feature, “Go for It!” by filmmaker Carmen Marron and Jon Siskel and Greg Jacobs’ multi-awarded feature doc, “Louder than a Bomb.” Also playing is the David Schwimmer-directed thriller, “Trust,” starring Clive Owen and Katherine Keener.

Opening night’s the red carpet will lead to the Harris Theatre in Millennium Park. Festival films will play at the AMC River East Theatres. Festival passes are on sale now.