The showcase presents six short films that investigate the lives of female characters through themes of identity, memory, intergenerational trauma, social justice, fear and love. Lead Programmer Raul Benitez, Lonnie Edwards and Hiromi Ueyoshi curate the showcase.
Chicagoland Shorts Vol. 7 includes:
“35” by Eseoghene Obrimah & Maggie Zhu
“An Alternative Method” by Hannah Schierbeek
“Valeria” by Tasnim Hindeyeh
“Whole” by E. Hendo, Ryonn Gloster & Evelio Zavala
“In Loving Memories” by Briana Clearly
“tres cuartos y un techo” by Isabella Ostos Campo
Tickets are available on the Gene Siskel Film Center’s website for the world premiere, featuring a filmmaker Q&A. Following the premiere, Chicagoland Shorts Vol. 7 will have a special screening on Saturday, September 4 at 8PM in McKinley Park with the Chicago Park District’sOnscreen Film Showcase.
Additional screenings are available at the Gene Siskel Film Center as follows:
Friday, September 3, 2021 @ 7:45pm – Screening with post-show Q&A
Sunday, September 5, 2021 @ 3pm – Screening with post-show Q&A
Monday, September 6, 2021 @ 7:45pm – Screening
Wednesday, September 8, 2021 @ 7:45pm – Screening