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Artist Thu Feb 19 2009

Wilco To Debut New Film In Chicago


Today must be my lucky day, being able to post two Wilco stories in the same day. Last week, the band debuted the trailer for their new tour documentary, Ashes of American Flags, and now we have a Chicago release date for the movie.

Ashes of American Flags will debut at the Chicago International Movies and Music Festival next month. Monday, March 9 at the famous Music Box Theater. Performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. and tickets are only $10 on the CIMM website. [Update: Wilco film event ticketing on CIMM site coming soon, we're told. Ticketing is now live.] The director of the film, Fugazi drummer Brendan Canty, will be on hand for a Q&A session following the show, too. Not too shabby, not too shabby at all.

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Pete F. / February 19, 2009 3:16 PM

I'm not seeing anywhere on that site where you can buy tickets for this. I see tickets for the rest of the festival, but nothing for the Wilco premiere. Help?

Bergen / February 19, 2009 4:53 PM

TICKETS - available at!

Bergen / February 19, 2009 5:12 PM

Look at the CIMM logo in the top left corner - there is a "BUY TICKETS HERE" link right below it.

Scroll down to March 9th and click "CIMMfest Wilco Concert Film Ashes of American Flags"

Pete F. / February 19, 2009 5:23 PM

That wasn't there, before. But even still, as of the time of my writing this, when you do click to buy a ticket, it says "Presale tickets for this event are not available at this time."

Still have to wait, I guess...

Bergen / February 19, 2009 6:00 PM

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Feature Thu Dec 31 2015

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