Mar 7th 2018

Since Mary Shelley gave birth to this genre, women have continued proving that they are more than machines. See why in this sci-fi shorts program. All Chicago Feminist Film Festival events are free and open to the public, and this program will be followed by a Q&A with filmmakers. Jet packs welcome.

Shorts include:
Stella the Moon Rabbit gets a postcard from her girlfriend on Earth, which sparks her to go for a visit!

NATIONAL ANTHEM (Dir. Hamza Jeetooa)
With a nation overpopulated due to a growing number of immigrants and longer-life spans, the Government rolls out a brutal new Citizenship Test that guarantees population control. An allegory for today’s political climate, NATIONAL ANTHEM follows Tulsi as she learns what Border Control requires of her to give her family a chance of a better life.

NOVA (Dir. Wenhwa Ts’ao)
Jin, an ailing geneticist and biochemist, created Nova to serve his personal needs, a daughter to love him.

REAL ARTISTS (Dir. Cameo Wood)
Sophia just scored her dream interview at the world-famous Semaphore Animation Studios, but when she meets mysterious executive Anne Palladon, all is not as she expects behind the curtain. Every instinct Sophia has ever had about art in filmmaking is about to be challenged.

BRIDE OF FRANKIE (Dir. Devi Snively)
In this darkly comedic feminist nod to Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, a not-so-mad scientist builds a mate for her mentor’s lonely creation with electrifying, and deadly, results.

UNSPOKEN CODE (Dir. Jennifer Schwerin)
Rhonda, a female robot, finds herself caught between developing her own AI to its full potential and her coding, which programs her to please.

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