May 26th 2022

Chicagoland Shorts Vol. 8

@ Gene Siskel Film Center

164 N State St, Chicago, IL 60601

Opening Thursday, May 26th, at 7PM

On view through Sunday, May 29th

Join us for the world premiere of Chicagoland Shorts Vol. 8 at the Gene Siskel Film Center, featuring a filmmaker Q&A.

ABOUT: 7 Short Films | Total Runtime: 85 minutes
This year’s program 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 various genres, ranging from documentary to experimental fashion film, to investigate unique pathways of resilience and understanding.

Curated by:
Raul Benitez (Lead Programmer)
Oriana Oppice
Dena Springer

“Pictures Only” by Charles A. Honeywood
“Press Pound to Connect” by Alexander Fingrutd
“First Week Out” by Charles Fritschner
“Silver Lining” by Yanyi Xie
“Glimmer of Us” by Eda Birthing x Bitchcraft
“Outie” by Lily Freeston & Florence Creffield
“Warren?” by Juan C. Linares

Chicagoland Shorts Vol. 8 is supported in part by Periscope Post and Audio and the Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute.

For this screening we are providing open captions. The Gene Siskel Film Center is ADA accessible and able to provide various access services upon request. To learn more about accessibility at the Gene Siskel Film Center, visit




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