ABOUT THE FESTIVAL:
Now in its second year, the 2010 Talking Pictures Festival takes place May 6 - 9 in Evanston and celebrates independent films from around the world mixed with brand new offerings by local filmmakers.
From animation to documentaries and fiction films, this year's four-day festival features 18 full-length films and five programs of shorts, including regional premieres from the US, Japan, Israel, Canada and Georgia/Kazakhstan, among others.
A FULL FESTIVAL SCHEDULE IS POSTED AT: www.talkingpicturesfestival.org
VENUES & TICKETS:
Tickets can be pre-purchased online until a day before the show. On the day of the show, tickets can be purchased at the box office of the venue where the particular film screening takes place.
Our Opening Night screening of THE OTHER BANK on Thur, May 6 will take place at the Century 12 Evanston/CineArts 6 theatre. Opening Night tickets are: $15.
Screenings on Fri, May 7 - Sun, May 9 will take place at NEXT Theatre at Noyes Cultural Art Center and The Hinman Theater at Hotel Orrington. Single tickets are $10 per show.
Films also screen at the Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Avenue, where admission is free, but donations are welcome! The three film programs at the library are PORTRAITS OF EMOTION, CAT LADIES, and IT'S IN THE BLOOD: LEO ABSHIRE & THE CAJUN TRADITION -- they are not listed on this site since no tickets are necessary.
A "5-pack" discount card will also be available for purchase at the NEXT Theatre and Hotel Orrington venues for $40. The dicount card is not available for purchase online.
At all festival venues, seating is on a "first-come, first seated" basis. No RSVPs necessary.
JOIN US FOR THE FESTIVAL WRAP PARTY on Sunday, May 9 at 6:30PM at the Indigo Lounge of Hotel Orrington. Free appetizers. Cash bar.
When & Where
Percolator Films is a non-profit media arts organization that presents and produces thought-provoking independent films. Among the organization's programs are Evanston's long-running free Reeltime documentary and discussion series and the itinerant "Percolator Films Presents" program that takes independent films to different locations in the Chicago metro-area.