Shorts Program: Made in Chicago II
2016-17, Various directors, USA, 89 min.
- Sun, Aug 27th 5:00pm
- Tue, Aug 29th 8:15pm
The Sunday 8/27 screening is now SOLD OUT!
Six more films featuring Chicago talent:
Sunday, August 27 & Tuesday, August 29: Director Ben J. Moore III (tentatively) and producer Samuel Wofford (tentatively) of THE AUDITION; director N. LaQuis Harkins of KAYLA'S LIGHT; director Joshua Jackson, subject/executive producer Najjar Abdul Musawwir, and cast and crew members of FROM STATE PRISONER TO STATE PROFESSOR; co-directors Lonnie Edwards and Layne Marie Williams of AN ATRAMENTOUS MIND; director David Weathersby of GOT THE LOVE; and director Shahari Moore of BROOKS PEOPLE are scheduled to appear for audience discussion at both screenings.
The Audition: A Long Road to Stardom
2017, Ben J. Moore III, USA 15 min.
Aspiring actress Mylisa experiences the rude and ridiculous realities of the audition process. (MR)
2016, N. LaQuis Harkins, USA, 10 min.
A bullet-pierced window holds painful memories for Kayla's parents. (MR)
From State Prisoner to State Professor
2017, Joshua Jackson, USA, 11 min.
Convicted for armed robbery, artist Najjar Abdul Musawwir turned his life around in prison. (MR)
An Atramentous Mind
2017, Lonnie Edwards and Layne Marie Williams, USA, 10 min.
Experimental techniques illuminate the tense confrontation between a young black woman and a white policeman. (MR)
Got The Love
2017, David Weathersby, USA, 23 min.
Independent "Neo Soul" music groups strive to keep the soul scene alive and well in Chicago. (MR)
2017, Shahari Moore, USA, 23 min. 2017, Shahari Moore, USA, 23 min. With Nora Brooks Blakely, Haki Madhubuti, Cornell West, Nikki Giovanni.
A tribute to Gwendolyn Brooks, the Chicago-based poet who was the first African American to win the Pulitzer Prize. (MR)