And You Thought ‘Stop Making Sense’ Was As Good As it Got

Music and movies go together like rock and roll. The Chicago International Movies & Music Festival—better known as CIMMFest—presents four days’ worth of films about music, and four nights’ worth of live music, everything from jazz to indie rock to hip-hop to folk and blues. Most of the action takes place in Wicker Park and Logan Square, the beat-box heart of Chicago’s sound scene. One can’t-miss: A rare showing of the BBC’s 1975 David Bowie documentary Cracked Actor.

American Epic

American Epic 2

American Epic, Courtesy of CIMMFest

Gingger Shankar

Gingger Shankar, Courtesy of CIMMFest

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble-stanhop

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Courtesy of CIMMFest

Still from film Desire Will Set You Free

Desire Will Set You Free, Courtesy of CIMMFest

Still from Lyle Lovett film

Lyle Lovett from film Country: Portraits of an American Sound, Courtesy of CIMMFest