Polish Bar opening @ The Chicago International Film Festival

Polish Bar

A brilliant team of filmmakers and actors, including a great deal of Chicago’s best talent, join writer/director Ben Berkowitz for his latest feature film Polish Bar. Set and filmed exclusively in Chicago, this promises to be one of the most exciting films to come out of the Windy City in recent years. The Chicago International Film Festival is lucky to be presenting the World Premiere screening of this exciting new project. Where better to launch such a Chicago centered creation?

The wayward son of a prosperous Jewish clan, Reuben spins discs at a club and sells drugs on the side, telling himself that it’s only until he makes it as a big-time DJ. But a visit from his Orthodox cousin and the looming consequences of his recklessness cause him to question the life he’s chosen. Filmed and set entirely in Chicago, could this be the Windy City’s own Mean Streets? Starring Oscar® nominee Judd Hirsch, Grammy-winning rock star cum actor Meat Loaf, comedy legend Richard Belzer, Boardwalk Empire’s Vincent Piazza, and Rubicon’s James Badge Dale.

Read the 3 STAR review here: Polish Bar – FILM REVIEW – Chicago Stage Review

For tickets and more info go to:

Chicago International Film Festival – films & schedule – Polish Bar

To see a trailer of Polish Bar go to the official website:

Polish Bar

Find out more about filmmaker Ben Berkowitz’ here:


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