The 50th Chicago International Film Festival kicks off Oct. 9 (and runs through Oct. 23)
The anniversary celebration kicks off with a gala presentation opening night at the Harris Theater (205 E. Randolph). All other screenings will be held at the AMC River East 21 (322 E. Illinois)
For a complete schedule of all films and special events, tickets and general information, visit www.chicagofilmfestival.com
Here’s a look at some of the festival’s official posters over the years, including the very first. Click on any image to enlarge and start a slide show.