Made by Chicagoland filmmakers, this program highlights and showcases the voices of our city. From a deeply personal documentary about a young woman’s relationship with her father to a lost man wandering the streets of Chicago, these six homegrown films tackle identity, power and the stories of our state. This program contains themes or language that may not be suitable for all ages.
Chicago, IL / age 19
The story of a young immigrant disillusioned by the American Dream.
The Vanishing Act
Chicago, IL / age 21
A young magician must deal with the veteran magician he works for to finally get the spotlight that he’s always wanted.
Han Gyeol Lee
Evanston, IL / age 22
Suzi is visited by her mother from South Korea for the first time at her college. Suzi has to figure out how to show Mimi what she’s been up to, especially with those burlesque dancers.
Roberto Clemente High School students
An experimental poem about Chicago.
A Violent Life
Glenview, IL / age 18
A kid wants to see the life of crime, what he doesn’t know is the ride he is in for.
Casa, Home, Leaving
Chicago, IL / age 22
A nonfiction project about leaving home, paralleling the filmmaker’s experience with her father’s.