-- world Premiere --
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART - Chicago
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 6:00 pm
A showcase of Chicago's new wave of independent cinema
Filmmakers typically underrepresented in mainstream media are at the forefront of media-making in Chicago right now.
Inspired by this community's unparalleled diversity and artistic excellence, Full Spectrum Features has curated film work of women, people of color, and the LGBTQ+ community into Chicagoland Shorts, a traveling anthology and tribute to our city that will screen across Cook County and nationally from Seattle to New York.
The filmmakers in Chicagoland Shorts Vol. 4 have screened their films at festivals such as Cannes, Tribeca, Sundance, Berlin, Vienna, Rotterdam, and Chicago International, and have won numerous awards. Their work spans many disciplines, including dance, experimental, and science fiction. The artists in our collection are diverse, prolific, genre-bending, and quintessentially Chicago.
Raul Benitez (Lead Programmer) - Comfort Film
Lori Felker - Filmmaker, Professor
Sarah Rubin - Reeling Film Festival
Anahita Ghazvinizadeh - "They", "Needle"
Screening calendar Coming Soon!
This program is available for screenings throughout 2018. Program Prospectus coming soon!
Drug-addict Lorraine and her boyfriend Caesar are having a nightmarish 24 hours until Lorraine calls up her sister, CiCi, for help.
The Magic Hedge explores a bird sanctuary located on a former Cold War Nike missile site on the north side of Chicago.
Solar Pulse is an experimental film that abstracts images from real life with modular synthesizers. It is an exploration of analog means of sound and filmmaking.
An unreliable voice(s) travels through association and uncertainty, struggling to remember details of their childhood and events unfolding around them.
A popular African American student, Olivia, is outed by her friends after she acts on feelings for a new girl at her high school.
Paranormal researcher and experimental composer Michael Esposito straddles the line between spiritual and material, asking the audience to reflect on our purpose, legacy and what our actions say about who we are.
A woman carries out elements of a daily routine, moving back and forth between habit, memory, and hallucination.
This musical manifesto remixes late 1960s political dialogue with modern dance to resuscitate a bygone revolutionary thrust.
There’s nothing like a good skate.
Click here for director bios.
Chicagoland Shorts Vol. 4 is presented with generous support from our sponsors and partners:
WBEZ 91.5 Chicago (Media Partner)
Periscope (Tour Sponsor)