Welcome, one and all, to the latest installment of The Film Stage Show! Today, we’re featuring a special episode in which Michael Snydel talked with fellow Chicago film critic and The Film Stage contributor Max O’Connell about their individual and shared experiences at the 2019 Chicago International Film Festival. Over two weeks they took in over 30 films, including Vitalina Varela, The Wild Goose Lake, The Painted Bird, and The Vast of Night, and they discuss the highlights on today’s special CIFF podcast.

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Full list of films discussed: Vitalina Varela, Fire Will Come, Isadora’s Children, And Then We Danced, La Llorona, Tremors, Seahorse, Present.Perfect., The Kingmaker, The Cordillera of Dreams, The Hypnotist, The Painted Bird, Deerskin, 6.5 Meters, The Wild Goose Lake, Jesus Shows You the Way to the Highway, Hala, A Girl Missing, 20th Century, Babyteeth, Ghost Tropic, and I Was At Home, But…

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