Catch Indie Films at Evanston’s Talking Pictures Film Festival

With Hollywood’s award season behind us, it’s time to take a fresh look at films.  Now in its third year, the Talking Pictures Festival has something of interest for everyone.


From April 14 – 17 at four Evanston venues, there are over 20 programs to choose from.  The schedule is loaded with independent, thought-provoking, and just plain fun films from local fare to work from around the world.

In addition to fan favorites, like the Oscar Shorts (Live Action and Animation), there will be post-screening Q&A with filmmakers, panel discussions on hot topics, and the opportunity to become acquainted with this fantastic grassroots non-profit.  Visit for a complete schedule and ticket purchases.

Highlights include:

  • “Old Cats,” from the co-directors behind the acclaimed The Maid, if you didn’t make it to Sundance this year, you can catch Old Cats on opening night in Evanston!
  • “Trust,” focusing on the incredible work with youth in Chicago’s Albany Park Theater Project.  Filmmaker Nancy Kelly will be ready to share her experiences.
  • “The Colony,” a closer look at the disappearing honeybees, and how this phenomenon threatens our food supply.

Venues include:

Annie May Swift Hall, McCormick Tribune Center, Block Cinema (all on Northwestern’s campus), and the Evanston Public Library

Opening night tickets $12, regular tickets $10, seniors (over 65) $8, Northwestern students $5.

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