Join us as we celebrate the glamor of going to the movies at Opening Night of the 51st Chicago International Film Festival with a premiere presentation of Mia Madre (My Mother)!

John Turturro provides madcap comic relief as a self-important American actor in master filmmaker Nanni Moretti’s latest personal tour de force. An overworked director tries to complete her new movie—a political statement about factory workers—while caring for her much-beloved mother, who lies dying in the hospital. Real life and art clash violently in this moving personal drama about the heavy cost of artistic integrity.