2018, Sanghoon Lee, USA, 104 min. With James Kyson, Pancho Moler.
- Fri, Oct 5th 8:00pm
- Sun, Oct 7th 5:00pm
This first feature directed by the producer/cinematographer of award-winning films including HOGTOWN and CHICAGO HEIGHTS is a warmly imaginative story of friendship, aspiration, the search for manhood and a model for fatherhood that moves elusively between reality and fantasy. Polar opposites, Sun (Kyson), a stringy cage fighter who loses every fight so as not to hurt his opponents, and Pete (Moler), a little person in a set of feathered wings, find a safe place in each other's company in a brief season that may fix the direction of their futures. The myth of Icarus holds sway over Pete, a painter who dreams of flying as he creates an extravagant avian mural on the town's lofty water tower. Stalled just short of full adulthood, loner Sun resists parenting the child he fathered while still a teen. Director Lee portrays the intersection of lives in flux, and the gentle point of departure as dreams are empowered to soar. DCP digital widescreen. (BS)
Director Sanghoon Lee is scheduled to appear for audience discussion at both screenings. On Friday, October 5, the discussion will be moderated by Tom Hush and Conor Cornelius (Hosts of the WGN podcast “No Coast Cinema”). On Sunday, October 7, the discussion will be moderated by Suzanne Patterson (Co-chair of Chicago Southland International Film Festival).