Chicago, IL, August 29, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Romanian Cultural Exchange (ROCX), a Chicago-based non-profit organization dedicated to promoting creative programs and projects focused on intercultural and educational exchange, invites you to celebrate Romania’s rich culture of film and folklore at the 5th edition of the Romanian Film Festival of Chicago. The event takes place at Facets Multi-Media, located at 1517 W Fullerton Ave, Chicago, IL between Friday, September 20th and Sunday, September 22nd 2013.
Romanian cinema has transformed over the years to portray the country and its people for who they really are. This new wave of Romanian cinema has been gaining international recognition over the past decade for its authenticity and original style. Join us as we tell tales of folklore from our rich past, while celebrating how far we have come. The Romanian Cultural Marathon includes honored guests such as renowned Romanian actor, director and caricaturist, Horatiu Malaele, as well as New York based Romanian filmmaker, George Bogdan Apetri. The later made his directorial debut with ‘Outbound’ (Periferic). Funded in part by Romania’s National Centre for Cinema, the film was selected for the New Directors/New Films festival at MoMA and the Lincoln Center, and at the Thessaloniki International Film Festival, it won the top prize, the Best Feature Film Award, as well as the Greek Film Critics Association Award.
The opening night of the Romanian Cultural Marathon will kick off with the recital "I am Blind" directed by Malaele. After being very well received at the Comedy Theater in Bucharest, Romania, the show became a huge success all over Europe. Event attendees will also be able to participate in a Q&A session with our special guests. Saturday, September 21st, the cultural marathon will continue with a Puppet Show to foster the next generation of cultural enthusiasts. Both shows will be performed entirely in Romanian.
Screenings include the following films and shorts: "Happy Funerals" (2013) by Horatiu Malaele, "From Now On" (2011) by Dorian Boguta, "Adalbert’s Dream"(2011) by Gabriel Achim, "Superman, Spiderman or Batman" (2011) by Tudor Giurgiu, "Outbound" (2010) by Bogdan George Apetri, "Wedding in Bessarabia" (2009) by Nap Toader, and lastly "An Unforgettable Summer" (1994) by Lucian Pintilie. All of the movies and shorts presented have received several important awards in the previous years and will have English subtitles.
This event was made possible by the generous support of the following sponsors: Romanian Government - The Department for Romanians Abroad, City Habitat Realty, Ro Act Theater, Law Office of Dan Alic, and 220 Communications.
Seating is limited. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.romanianculturalexchange.org/romanian-cultural-marathon-2013.html