Chicago Onscreen 2019

Chicago Onscreen at Wicker

Mon, Aug 26, 2019 from 8:00 PM - 9:15 PM

Six Years of Local Films in Local Parks

ALL FILMS IN SERIES - Dates & Locations - CHICAGO ONSCREEN SITE

Since 2014, this Local Film Showcase has featured films made right here in Chicago in parks across the city. We're proud to support filmmakers working and creating in our city, and to enrich the Movies in the Parks program with hometown movies featuring, speaking to and relevant for Chicago.  Our sixth season of local indie shorts and features comes to parks this summer, with thirteen Official Selections in 11 park screenings August 26-31

FEATURED AT WICKER PARK SCREENING:

Businessmen, Eventual Blindness, Freddy, Limbo, Richie Beyond, Save It, Something Different, Stalled, Yesterday

Businessmen

Businessmen

A troubled young boy finds companionship, acceptance, and courage with his crew of skateboarding friends, and overcomes his biggest fears to capture his sickest trick on film.

Directed by Aaron Legg

Produced by Kyle Rudolph


Eventual Blindness

Eventual Blindness

A recovering addict and his blind roommate rely on each other to navigate the challenges and troubles in a dark and unfriendly world.

Directed by Malachi Pulte

Produced by Glenn Garrabrant and Armando Reyes

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Freddy

Freddy

A visual exploration of a plumber's trade through an investigation of the minutiae and contents of his truck and reflections on why it's all there, what it's hard to let go and what might come next after a full career.

Directed by Ian Bertorelli


Limbo

Limbo

A young ghost girl, stuck in a boring afterlife, befriends a lost, phantom limb and when she reconnects it with its source, she discovers the afterlife can be more full for both of them.

Directed and Animated by Jennifer Stachovic

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Richie Beyond

Richie Beyond

Richie, a human, faces off with a robotic Human Resources department in a performance review for his outer-space dream job, but Richie's optimistic outlook isn't shared by his reviewer or any of the rest of the staff.

Directed by Lars Steier

Produced by Dasha Gorin

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Save It

Save It

Curators and collectors from around the city discuss their archives, why we choose to keep what we keep, and how giving meaning to objects becomes a building block to creating our cultures.

Directed by Leo Gallagher

 


Something Different

Something Different

Two women, stuck in their routines and longing for a change, have a chance encounter in a coffee shop and immediately feel an attraction that blossoms into a romance along Chicago's lakefront.

Directed by Anna Rose Ii-Epstein

Produced by Dasha Gorin

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Stalled

Stalled

A young woman with a secret and a young woman with no toilet paper are trapped in adjoining restroom stalls, where the combination of proximity and anonymity let them speak freely.

Directed by Eddie Rybarski

Produced by Damon Griffin


Yesterday

Yesterday

A nostalgia and collections shop is losing its stand against gentrification in a prime Chicago neighborhood as the proprietors and clientele age out of the business and neighborhood tastes change from old to new.

Directed by Jon Slavin and Tommy Byrne