Arts & Culture Doc Fest (ACDF) 2017 will be announced around December, 2016.  

ARTS & CULTURE DOC FEST (February 19 – 20, 2016)

Arts & Culture Doc Fest (ACDF) is curated by Sophia’s Choice and co-presented with hosting partners Chicago History Museum and Chicago Botanic Garden featuring some never-before-seen documentaries covering music, dance, art and history that were sourced through the Center of International Cultural Exchange in Beijing (CICE). Highlight of the titles include, Passage to China, a trilogy documenting Denise Keller’s--a Chinese-German TV host—vast travels through China in 2014; Shaolin Kung Fu Monks documenting L.A.-based Adam McArthur’s world tour with the Shaolin Kung Fu Monks; and personal stories like A Perfect Destiny about Pascal, a French chef who started a French restaurant in China utilizing local farmer's products; and a village situated in the cradle of the mountains of Fujian Province that maintains hundreds years of tradition of living in harmony with their carps in Fish Worship. Documentary running times vary from 30 to 50 minutes and will be shown in either Mandarin with English subtitles or in English with Chinese subtitles. 

FREE and General Admission. 

Please click to see Schedule & Synopsis here.  

Showtimes & Venues at a glance:

Friday, February 19, 2016, 9:45 AM – 4:15 PM

Chicago History Museum

1601 N. Clark St.

Chicago, IL 60614

Main: (312) 642-4600

Documentaries will run continuously at the McCormick Theater with first screening to start at 9:45 AM.

To Register for Reserved Seating please email in advance: mentioning date & time of the particular show that you wish to attend.  

Standard Parking lot at the corner of Stockton and LaSalle (one block north of the museum). With validation at the front desk of Museum, parking fees will be $9 only.  

Saturday, February 20, 2016 10:15 AM onward

Chicago Botanic Garden

1000 Lake Cook Road

Glencoe, IL 60022

Main:  (847) 835-5440

Selective documentaries will run at the Alsdorf Auditorium - located in the Regenstein Center on 10:15 AM, 11:30 AM and 1 PM. 

Pre-registration is not needed.  Parking fees apply, admission to the Garden, and the Doc Fest is free.