Bad Lit has a write up on this years festival.
“The Chicago Underground Film Festival is always a special occasion, but the 17th edition of this venerable institution, which runs on June 24 â€“ July 1, is a little bit extra special. This year, CUFF will be honoring the lifelong underground film champion Jonas Mekas with their Lifetime Achievement Award!
Mekas will be in attendance at the festival at will appear at several screenings in his honor. On the 25th, there will be a screening of the new documentary Visionaries: Jonas Mekas and the (Mostly) American Avant-Garde, at which director Chuck Workman, Mekas and underground film historian Fred Camper will participate in a Q&A. Then, on the 26th, several of Mekasâ€™ own films will screen and heâ€™ll be presented with his award.”
Read the rest here.