Made in Chicagoland
Thursday, September 26, 7 PM
Chicagoland Shorts Vol. 5
(Various Artists, 2017-2019, USA, digital and 35mm, 78 min total)
Organized by Full Spectrum Features, a nonprofit committed to producing, exhibiting, and supporting the work of women, LGBTQ, and minority filmmakers, this annual showcase of local work includes a dynamic selection of recent experimental, narrative, documentary, and performance-based short films. These selections creatively engage with the home-movie format, archival material, family dynamics, the Internet, climate and landscape, the Great Migration, and the history of a town in Columbia. Curated by Raul Benitez (Full Spectrum Features/Comfort Film), Melika Bass (independent filmmaker/SAIC professor), and Emily Eddy (Nightingale Cinema/Onion City Film Festival/Video Data Bank), the program includes work by graduates of NU’s MFA in Documentary Media program.
I Miss Jamie When She’s Gone
(Ashley Thompson, 2019, 16 min)
(Marisa Tolomeo, 2018, 5 min)
Hall of Fishes
(Jennifer Boles, 2018, 9 min)
Sheebop! Shebopp! Sheebopp!
(Jiayi Chen and Cameron Worden, 2018, 3 min; 35mm)
(Meredith Leich, 2017, 8 min)
Exodus: Sounds of the Great Migration
(Lonnie Edwards, 2017, 12 min)
(Sebastián Pinzón Silva, 2018, 25 min)
In person: selected curators and filmmakers
About the Made in Chicagoland Series:
Block Cinema continues its ongoing series of screenings spotlighting the work of filmmakers from Northwestern and the larger Chicago community with two screenings that focus on local organizations that support diversity in media making, on campus and off.