Every fall, Cinema/Chicago presents the Chicago International Film Festival, a two-week extravaganza of stars, parties, and hundreds of films and filmmakers from more than 40 countries around the world.
Stand Up Guys – World premiere
Director: Fisher Stevens
Stand Up Guys stars Academy Award®winners Al Pacino, Christopher Walken and Alan
Arkin in a tough but touching action comedy as retired gangsters who reunite for one epic last night. Val (Pacino) is released from prison after serving twenty-eight years for refusing to give up one of his close criminal associates. His best friend Doc (Walken) is there to pick him up, and the two soon reteam with another old pal, Hirsch (Arkin). Their bond is as strong as ever, and the three reflect on freedom lost and gained, loyalties ebbed and flowed, and days of glory gone by. And despite their age, their capacity for mayhem is still very much alive and well; bullets fly as they make a hilariously valiant effort to compensate for the decades of crime, drugs and sex they’ve missed. But one of the friends is keeping a dangerous secret; he’s been put in an impossible quandary by a former mob boss, and his time to find an acceptable alternative is running out. As the sun rises on the guys’ legendary reunion, their position becomes more and more desperate and they finally confront their past once and for all. 94 min. See page 47 for ticket info.
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*** Special Guests ***
Scheduled to attend.
director Fisher Stevens
producer tom rosenberg
6:00 pM Red Carpet Arrivals
7:00 pM Guest presentation with host,
award-winning journalist Bill Kurt