The Gold Hugo winner also claims a Silver Hugo for its cinematography.
Movies zero in on a South Side lottery king, a couple coping with ALS and the Evanston reparations program.
The 12-day treat for cinephiles — this year boasting 94 features and 56 shorts — kicks off Wednesday with its first opening night block party.
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.