Bill Stamets

Director Apichatpong Weerasethakul, a School of the Art Institute grad, says he’s ‘overjoyed’ by the prize.
The 57th fest, opening Wednesday, screens movies from 57 different countries online and/or in theaters.
The city’s oldest film festival continues online through Sunday.
Streaming for the first time, the 11-day cinema smorgasbord is especially strong this year on non-fiction.
‘The Torch,’ making its world premiere, puts the Chicago bluesman into the context of American cultural history.
Jury says period piece expresses “the beauty of women’s solidarity … in a world that rarely seems to be made for them.”
The day also brings an indigenous man in white Brazil in ‘The Fever’ and Georgian homophobia in ‘And Then We Danced.’
Adaptation of Jerzy Kosinski’s World War II novel follows the child’s growth as he witnesses and endures horrors over a year and a half.