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IFP/Chicago presents: The 19th Chicago Underground Film Festival May 31st – June 7th, 2012

At the Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State St.

See our Full Program (or check out our Quick Guide)

cleardot-6142904 Come for the films, stick around for the after parties!  Thursday May 31st- Sunday June 3rd join us to celebrate after the last screening of each evening.  Party List

Tickets are now available!! at the Gene Siskel Film Center Box Office- 164 N. State St.


Online through the Ticketmaster link under each film on the GSFC website or directly through

ALSO….This year, FESTIVAL PASSES are available! $75 gets you into an unlimited number of screenings!  This is well over a $130 value! Buy your festival pass at the GSFC box office starting May 17th.

Plus, once CUFF is over, you can turn in your pass to the box office at the end of the fest to get a $5 discount on Siskel Membership.

You’ll still need to pick up a ticket at the box office before each screening.  Please note that a festival pass needs to be presented at the box office for a ticket and does not guarantee a passholder entry if a screening sells out.

Tickets and Locations
All screenings for the 19th annual Chicago Underground Film Festival take place at the Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, located at 164 N. State St.

Tickets to each screening are $11/general admission. Other ticket prices are $7/student and $6/Film Center and IFP/Chicago members. All tickets may be purchased at the Film Center Box Office. Both general admission and Film Center member tickets are available through Ticketmaster, 800-982-2787, www.ticketmaster.com, and all Ticketmaster outlets.

The Film Center and its box office are open 5 to 8:30 pm, Monday through Friday; 2 to 8:30 pm Saturday; or 2 to 5:30 pm Sunday.

Discounted parking is available for $14 for nine hours at the InterPark SELF-PARK at 20 E. Randolph St. A rebate ticket can be obtained from the Film Center Box Office.

A Film Center membership is a year-round ticket to great movies for only $6 per screening! Memberships are $50 (Individual) and $80 (Dual). For more information, call 312-846-2600 or visit www.siskelfilmcenter.org.

For more information about the Film Center, call 312-846-2800 (24-hour movie hotline) or 312-846-2600 (general information, 9:00 am-5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday), or visit www.siskelfilmcenter.org.

About the Gene Siskel Film Center, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago

The Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago celebrates 39 years of presenting cutting edge programs, independent and international cinema, premieres, retrospectives, and classic films. Internationally recognized for its original film programming, the Film Center is a vibrant cultural destination in Chicago that attracts a diverse and creative annual audience of over 81,000.

A leader in educating artists and designers for 144 years, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago offers undergraduate and graduate programs to nearly 2,800 students from around the world. In addition to the time-honored study of painting, sculpture, printmaking, and design, SAIC’s studio programs embrace film and new media, electronic and sound arts, and creative writing. To complement its studio programs, SAIC offers academic degrees in disciplines from art history to arts administration, visual and critical studies to historic preservation. Located in the heart of Chicago, the School promotes contemporary discourse about art and design through venues such as the Gene Siskel Film Center, Video Data Bank, Betty Rymer Gallery, Gallery 2, the Division of Studies, and in conjunction with the Poetry Center.

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