WTTW and Chicago International Film Fest spotlight foreign films

  • Pin It

2008 movie musical "Hipsters."

The Soviet Union in the 1950s wasn't a place where rock 'n' roll hepcats seemed likely to thrive, and who knows how much of the underground subculture depicted in the 2008 movie musical "Hipsters" actually existed.

Whether it is a pure fantasy or something close to reality, the film is an exuberant look at a youth rebellion fueled by pompadours, jiving dance grooves and that forbidden music from the West.  It airs at 10 p.m. Friday on WTTW Channel 11 as part of an ongoing series of films honoring the 50th anniversary of the Chicago International Film Festival.

Each month, WTTW will spotlight movies from CIFF's history, including the French film "Those Who Love Me Can Take the Train" (9:55 p.m. Aug. 28), about a group of artsy friends who reunite after a death.

The Chicago International Film Festival takes place this year Oct. 9-23.  Go to chicagofilmfestival.com.  And for more info on WTTW's schedule go to schedule.wttw.com.

nmetz@tribune.com
@NinaMetzNews

  • Pin It

Local & National Video