Chicagoland Shorts Volume 8

Schedule

Thu Sep 29 2022 at 07:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Location

Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University | Evanston, IL

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The newest showcase of Chicagoland Shorts from Full Spectrum Features celebrates the vastness and artistic innovation of local filmmakers
About this Event
Chicagoland Shorts Volume 8

(Various filmmakers, 2021-2022, total run time 85 mins, Digital)

Chicagoland Shorts Vol. 8 presents seven films that examine what it means to exist outside the box, be at odds with societal norms, and yearn for connection. Featured filmmakers use techniques and styles across genres, ranging from documentary to experimental fashion film, to investigate unique pathways of resilience.

Curated by Full Spectrum Features: Raul Benitez (Lead Programmer), Oriana Oppice, and Dena Springer


About the films:

PICTURES ONLY

dir. Charles A. Honeywood

To stay independently thriving during the start of an economic downturn during the late 1950s, a young arts teacher & socialite is given the opportunity to elevate her lifestyle and secure her family’s future.

PRESS POUND TO CONNECT

dir. Alexander Fingrutd

Divided in space and tied together through telephone wire, the pound sign is used as a symbol for cosmic connection and distant effects, causing a change in perspective.

FIRST WEEK OUT

dir. Charles Fritschner

Larry Williams spent the last 42 years in Pr*son. We follow his first week of freedom.

SILVER LINING

dir. Yanyi Xie

A documentary about Alexis Hex, a drag artist in Chicago, who experienced drastic life changes during the COVID-19 lockdown and started a knitting tutorials YouTube channel.

GLIMMER OF US

dir. Eda Birthing x Bitchcraft

As an otherworldly critter births new creations in their sewing lab, they recall fond memories with their chosen family in a universe that explodes with glowing colors, fuzzy feelings, and a star-studded cast of Chicago drag queens dripping in designs by Eda Birthing.

OUTIE

dir. Lily Freeston & Florence Creffield

An exploration of one young woman’s complicated relationship with her vulva. Will she undergo surgery in pursuit of a designer vagina?

WARREN?

dir. Juan C. Linares

Annoyed with people constantly mispronouncing his name, a white-passing Latino must assert his identity.

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Event Photos

Image credit: Pictures Only dir. Charles A. Honeywood

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Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, 40 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, United States

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