Shorts Program: Made in Chicago I
2015-16, Various directors, USA, 86 min.
- Sun, Aug 7th 5:15pm
- Thu, Aug 11th 8:00pm
Five films featuring Chicago talent.
AUGUST 7 & 11: Director Samuel Wofford and actors Aubrey Marquez and Harold Dennis of ROAD TRIP; cinematographer Ashley Mills of PANGAEA; cast members Nia M. Parker and Cheryl Taylor of NIA AND CHERYL; director David J. Miller, producer Michelle De Long, writers Jeffrey M. Jones and Danny Price, and actors Sheila Fortson (Sunday only), Tamarus Harvell (Thursday only), Raphael Hayden, Chris Love, and Marcus Rashad of CROSSROADS will be present for audience discussion.
The Big Chop
2016, Derek Dow, USA, 16 min. With Simone Missick, McKenzie Franklin.
After a lifetime of struggling with nappy hair, a young woman has second thoughts about giving it the chop. (MR)
Crossroads: Choices and Consequences
2015, David J. Miller, USA, 39 min. With Tamarus Harvell, John Eric Lane.
Discouraged by menial jobs and tempted by easy money, a young man faces a life-changing decision. (MR)
Nia and Cheryl
2016, Weichao Xu, USA, 14 min.
The Chicago Multicultural Dance Center is the setting for this documentary about a veteran dance teacher and her daughter, an aspiring ballet student. (MR)
2016, Olivia Peace, USA, 7 min. With Raeghan Keys, Harmony Elise Jones.
Northwestern University student Peace went to New Orleans to film this story of a 6-year-old girl trying to understand Hurricane Katrina. (MR)
2015, Samuel Wofford, USA, 10 min. With Aubrey Marquez, Kristin E. Ellis.
A young man recalls the only three times he spoke with his father, as he anticipates the fourth. (MR)