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MCA Screen: Chicagoland Shorts Vol. 3

Free (with admission)

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Chicagoland Shorts Vol. 3 brings together some of the best of the city’s so-called "niche"cinemas—experimental genres and works by queer filmmakers, women, and people of color—into one expansive, rich evening of film. This premiere screening is followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers.

Program

Lori Felker
ZWISCHEN, 3 min, 2006

ZWISCHEN (German for between) exists on the thin line between opposing forces. Dirt moves over light to a hand-drawn soundtrack of noise and space.

Martin Mulcahy
BLOKD, 5 min, 2016

Through the voices and tools of early avant-garde filmmakers, a man explores the world as if we are living inside a movie set.

Diana Delgado Pineda
YO NO SOY ESA, 6 min, 2014

On an ordinary winter afternoon, a mother does laundry and her daughter puts her clothes away. What could happen when Mom isn't looking?

Valia O'Donnell
ANT HOUSE, 2 min, 2016

The house of a family torn apart by domestic strife is eaten by termites as a manifestation of the tension within.

Jeanne Donegan and Jennifer Fagan​
THRILL OF THE CHASE, 12 min, 2016

An appropriated look at American cinema’s lust for the thrill of the chase.

Amanda Gutierrez
GIANTS ARE SLEEPING, 11 min, 2014

The identity, transformation, and ownership of one Chicago electrical substation is explored through interviews and charcoal drawings to reveal the relationship between human memory and architecture.

Valia O'Donnell
SELFIE, 1 min, 2015

A multimedia animation contrasts tourism in Rome with the experience of a Bangladeshi immigrant selling selfie sticks.

Qihui Wu
CHOSEN PEOPLE, 18 min, 2016

An experimental documentary depicting the daily activities of the Israel of God Church on the South Side of Chicago.

Elliott Chu
GRANDMA & ME DANCING WITH HIBARI, 2 min, 2016

Elliott's grandma is awakened to dance with her favorite Japanese singer.

Emily Esperanza
HAIL MARY, 16 min, 2016

Part of a nonverbal video series that explores female sexuality and morality, HAIL MARY is an exercise in holding space (vulnerability).

Steve Socki
SPARROW DUET, 4 min, 2014

Animated abstract shapes and gestures dance together in patterns suggesting ritualistic, bird-like action.

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