2019 Chicago Underground Film Festival Announces Lineup of Films for 26th edition of the Fest

 

The Chicago Underground Film Festival, today announced the lineup for its 26th edition, taking place on June 5-9. Known for featuring an international slate of innovative, exciting and provocative films and videos, CUFF bookends this year’s film festival with two films that epitomize those three words. Adam Khalil and Bayley Sweitzer’s EMPTY METAL will screen as the Opening Night selection on Wednesday, June 5, and Nicole Brending’s DOLLHOUSE: THE ERADICATION OF FEMALE SUBJECTIVITY FROM AMERICAN POPULAR CULTURE is the Closing Night selection, screening on June 9 – both at Logan Theater (2646 N. Milwaukee Ave.)

In addition to the 12 features on its slate, CUFF will also screen 12 thematic shorts programs and additional programming featuring 104 films. Underlining the film festival’s draw as a place where new work and talent make their debut, as well as introducing Chicago and Midwestern audiences to new and exciting voices in cinema, this year’s slate includes 10 world premieres, 1 international premiere, 1 North American premieres, 9 U.S. premieres, and 34 Midwest premieres.

Artistic Director Bryan Wendorf, “This year’s exciting group of films came to us through our ever-growing number of submissions and films that truly struck us at other festivals. It is as diverse a slate as we have ever had, with films that will entertain in the purest sense, but also challenge and surprise our audiences whether it be through the stories told or the documentary subjects that are being focused on. As always, we want to introduce everyone to films and filmmakers that gave us a thrill when we first saw their films, and inspired us to re-think what we just saw and perhaps debate about it with our friends.”

Khalil and Sweitzer’s EMPTY METAL will make its Midwest premiere as the Opening Night selection on Wednesday, June 5. In the film, a punk band is ensnared in a murder plot by an indigenous family whose mother communicates telepathically with her meditation companions, a
Rastafarian hacker and a Buddhist whose son is a member of a secret militia. While this motley crew goes about their business, the drones fly overhead, seeing all. EMPTY METAL previously screened at Lincoln Center’s Art of the Real festival, and the screening at CUFF will mark a return to the film festival by Khalil, whose film INAATE/SE/ (which he co-directed with his brother Zack Khalil) won a jury award in 2017.

Closing Night will feature Nicole Brending’s puppet animation satire DOLLHOUSE: THE ERADICATION OF FEMALE SUBJECTIVITY FROM AMERICAN POPULAR CULTURE. The disturbingly entertaining feature film directorial debut of Brending recently won both Best Feature and The Spirit of Slamdance awards at the 2019 Slamdance Film Festival. DOLLHOUSE charts the rise and fall of fictional child pop star Junie Spoons as her life story (and the ensuing disasters) unfold, as told by those who knew her. From losing her virginity in a sex tape to 24-hour marriages to a Patty-Hearst style kidnapping and bank heist to the murder of her mother, the film reveals the hypocrisies of an opportunistic society that preys on the talents and contributions of women, the film is a scathing look at what it means to be female in a modern world. Assaulted by men, women, the media, and a new era obsessed with identity and entitlement, Junie’s fall from grace is a cautionary tale about the consequences of denying women their own voice and perspective.

Two notable premieres among the feature films include the North American premiere of Ian Haig’s THE FOAMING NODE, which tells the story of the last remaining observers who were members of a cult of sorts who followed the transmissions and evacuations of the mysterious Foaming Node, whose main project and mission was the distribution of the human body. The U.S. premiere of Marco Porsia’s documentary WHERE DOES A BODY END? focuses on the Swans, from their roots as a post-punk band through their ill-fated bid at mainstream in the 90s indie-rock goldrush, through breakups and chaos to their current status as one of the most accomplished bands in the world.

A number of feature films will be making their Midwest premieres at CUFF. Those films include; Adam Sekuler’s immersive verité 36 HOURS, about a woman’s pregnancy and birthing experience; Emmanuelle Antille’s music documentary A BRIGHT LIGHT – KAREN AND THE PROCESS, which focuses on the 60s enigma that was Karen Dalton; Aaron Schimberg’s CHAINED FOR LIFE, which stars Jess Weixler (TEETH) as an actress who struggles to connect with her disfigured co-star on a film shoot; Kavich Neang’s documentary LAST NIGHT I SAW YOU SMILING, which takes a look at Phnom Penh’s iconic housing block, the “White Building” and the history it has weathered prior to being demolished; Lonnie Martin’s THE LAST OF THE MANSON GIRLS, which follows a counterculture journalist as he investigates Manson followers Sandra Good, Brenda McCann, and Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme; and Peter Parlow’s THE PLAGIARISTS, about a young couple dealing with emotional fallout from a seemingly fraudulent yet unprovable act done to them. Stuart Swezey’s documentary DESOLATION CENTER, about the punk rock desert concerts and “happenings” during the Reagan-era, will make its Chicago debut.

Included in the impressive slate of shorts screening this year in the thematic shorts programs as well as accompanying features at CUFF are several short films making their world premieres. Those films include; Patrick Müller’s ACTUALLY, THIS IS NOT A FILM; Darrin Martin and Torsten Zenas Burns’ ARK 3: CROSSOVERCHRONICLES; Giuliana Foulkes’ BLACK BOX; Lina Sieckmann, Miriam Gossing, and Nicole Wegner’s CHINA LIGHT; Jake Hart’s COREDEMPTRIX; Robert C. Banks Jr., and John W. Carlson’s DON’T BE STILL; Kate Kapuza’s HUNKS; Ellery Chalmers’ JAMES L THOMPSON CENTER; Monica Panzarino’s MEMORY; and K$K’s WALKED IN.

Festival passes and tickets are on-sale now. For more information, visit www.cuff.org.

2019 Chicago Underground Film Festival Official Selections

 

FEATURE FILMS

 

Opening Night Selection

EMPTY METAL                                                                     Midwest Premiere

Directors: Adam Khalil, Bayley Sweitzer

Country: USA, Running Time: 85 min

A punk band is ensnared in a murder plot by an indigenous family whose mother communicates telepathically with her meditation companions, a Rastafarian hacker and a Buddhist whose son is a member of a secret militia. While this motley crew goes about their business, the drones fly overhead, seeing all.

Closing Night Selection

DOLLHOUSE: THE ERADICATION OF FEMALE SUBJECTIVITY FROM AMERICAN POPULAR CULTURE

Director: Nicole Brending

Country: USA, Running Time: 91 min

The disturbingly entertaining feature debut of director Nicole Brending, DOLLHOUSE: THE ERADICATION OF FEMALE SUBJECTIVITY FROM AMERICAN POPULAR CULTURE charts the rise and fall of fictional child pop star Junie Spoons as her life story (and the ensuing disasters) unfold, as told by those who knew her. Set in the bubble gum pop world of Britney Spears and Lindsay Lohan and told in the style of VH1’s Behind The Music, Junie’s story tops itself one scandal after another as she rockets to international stardom and then faces the aftermath of life under scrutiny.

36 HOURS                                                                             Midwest Premiere

Director: Adam Sekuler

Country: USA, Running Time: 77 min

Angelle is in labor. She rides the waves of emotion and physical pain without pharmaceutical intervention as she, along with her partner Nathan and her mother, try to follow a natural birth plan. As her contractions get heavier, though, Angelle gets caught in the undertow of time. Her birth is taking much longer than expected. With her preconceived notions of birth shattered, Angelle must make difficult decisions, bringing into focus the true work of motherhood and womanhood. Weaving together immersive verité filmmaking and expressionistically captured movement sequences is a tour de feminine force.

A BRIGHT LIGHT – KAREN AND THE PROCESS            Midwest Premiere

Director: Emmanuelle Antille

Country: Switzerland, Running Time: 94 min

A music documentary, a cinematographic essay that travels across the United States in Karen Dalton’s footsteps. In search of one of the 1960’s most astonishing voices, worshiped by her peers, but unknown to the general public, the film also questions the process of creation, its frantic and mesmerizing paths.

CHAINED FOR LIFE                                                             Midwest Premiere

Director: Aaron Schimberg

Country: USA, Running Time: 91 min

A beautiful actress struggles to connect with her disfigured co-star on the set of a European auteur’s English-language debut.

DESOLATION CENTER

Director: Stuart Swezey

Country: USA, Running Time: 93 min

The untold story of a series of Reagan-era anarchic punk rock desert happenings that still reverberate throughout our culture, DESOLATION CENTER transported punk and industrial music fans in rented school buses into the far reaches of the Mojave Desert for now-legendary performances. DESOLATION CENTER is a feature documentary about these guerilla music and performance events staged in remote and unusual locations. Directed by the principal organizer of the events, Stuart Swezey, DESOLATION CENTER is the true story of how the risky, and at times even reckless, actions of a few outsiders can unintentionally lead to seismic cultural shifts.

THE FOAMING NODE                                                          North American Premiere

Director: Ian Haig

Country: USA, Running Time: 65 min

THE FOAMING NODE tells the story of the last remaining observers who were members of a cult of sorts who followed the transmissions and evacuations of the mysterious Foaming Node, whose main project and mission was the distribution of the human body. This is their story.

LAST NIGHT I SAW YOU SMILING                                     Midwest Premiere

Director: Kavich Neang

Countries Cambodia/France, Running Time: 78 min

Since 1963, Phnom Penh’s iconic housing block, the “White Building”, witnessed a tremendous set of events: the young nation’s “Golden Age”; a traumatic breakdown under a radical regime; decades of cultural revival centered within its walls; and, the rapid pace of capitalist development that would ultimately lead to its demise. Kavich Neang, born here in 1987, is one of hundreds of residents who must leave immediately. He picks up a camera to record. When demolition comes, it’s all a memory.

 

THE LAST OF THE MANSON GIRLS                                 Midwest Premiere

Director: Lonnie Martin

Country: USA, Running Time: 73 min

Convinced there’s more to the Manson murders than meets the public eye, counterculture journalist Paul Krassner embarks on an LSD tinged investigation of the last of Manson’s disciples: Sandra Good, Brenda McCann, and Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme.

THE PLAGIARISTS                                                              Midwest Premiere

Director: Peter Parlow

Country: USA, Running Time: 76 min

THE PLAGIARISTS follows a young novelist and her cinematographer boyfriend, who are caught in a snowstorm on their way to visit a friend in upstate New York. Needing shelter, a man puts them up for the night. However, months later a discovery puts the evening into a different context, bringing resentments to the surface.

THE WASHING SOCIETY                                                    Midwest Premiere

Directors: Lynne Sachs, Lizzie Olesker

Country: USA, Running Time: 44 min

THE WASHING SOCIETY brings us into New York City laundromats and the experiences of the people who work there. A cinematic collage of narrative, experimental and documentary elements creates a dream-like, yet hyper-real portrayal of a day in the life of a laundry worker, both past and present.

WHERE DOES A BODY END?                                            U.S. Premiere

Director: Marco Porsia

Country: USA, Running Time: 121 min

An intimate portrait of the Swans, from their roots as a post-punk band through their ill-fated bid at mainstream in the 90s indie-rock goldrush, through breakups and chaos to their current status as one of the most accomplished bands in the world.

SHORT FILMS

ONLY THE TRUTH DISGUISED IN A DREAM

TRT: 64 min

THE KANSAS CITY GORK (1968)

Directors: Dennis Lo, Thomas Baum

Country: USA, Running Time: 16 min

LINE OF APOGEE (1968)

Director: Lloyd Michael Williams

Country: USA, Running Time: 16 min

UPPE U ESS (1965)

Director: Ronald Nameth

Country: USA, Running Time: 16 min

VARIATIONS (1967)

Director: Mike Kuchar

Country: USA, Running Time: 16 min

 

Shorts 1: TRASVERSE LINE

TRT: 82 min

 

CLAMS CASINO                                                                   Midwest Premiere

Director: Pam Nasr

Country: USA, Running Time: 10:27 min

FEEL GOOD

Director: Kathryn Lee

Country: USA, Running Time: 8:51 min

FORECLOSED HOME MOVIE

Director: Lisa Danker

Country: USA, Running Time: 8 min

FRONTIER WISDOM

Director: Jenna Caravello

Country: USA, Running Time: 5:13 min

LARP: A LOVE STORY                                                        Midwest Premiere

Director: Summre Garber

Country: USA, Running Time: 10:33 min

RUSSIAN WINDOWS

Director: Olivia Ebertz

Countries: Russia/USA, Running Time: 15:35 min

STREAKERS

Director: Brielle Brilliant

Country: USA, Running Time: 10:55 min

WINNERS BITCH

Director: Sam Gurry

Country: USA, Running Time: 7 min

WUNDERKAMMER

Director: Jennifer Linton

Country: Canada, Running Time: 5:36 min

Shorts 2: THE PERSISTENCE OF MEMORY

TRT: 86 min

ARK

Director: Michael Morris

Country: USA, Running Time: 7 min

DANNY’S SUPER 8

Directors: Colin Russell, Alec Rodriques

Country: USA, Running Time: 4 min

DON’T BE STILL                                                                   World Premiere

Directors: Robert C. Banks Jr., John W. Carlson

Country: USA, Running Time: 3:37 min

 

KODAK                                                                                  Midwest Premiere

Director: Andrew Norman Wilson

Country: USA, Running Time: 30 min

LOVE AND THE EPIPHANISTS (PART 1)                          Midwest Premiere

Director: Scott Stark

Country: USA, Running Time: 30 min

NEGATIVE 25                                                                        Midwest Premiere

Director: Jenny Stark

Country: USA, Running Time: 3 min

NIGHT CLERK

Director: Damon Mohl

Country: USA, Running Time: 1:35 min

VERA                                                                                      Midwest Premiere

Director: Karen Yasinsky

Country: USA, Running Time: 6:51 min

Shorts 3: THE KISS

TRT: 85 min

FLING

Director: Levni Yilmaz

Country: USA, Running Time: 23:30 min

IT’S A MATCH

Director: Annabella Schnabel

Country: USA, Running Time: 13:42 min

MAKE OUT PARTY

Director: Emily Esperanza

Country: USA, Running Time: 24:33 min

NOBODY LIKES YOU AS MUCH AS I DO?                        Midwest Premiere

Director: Jerzy Rose

Countries: USA/France, Running Time: 15 min

TWO GIRLS ONE AFTERNOON                                         Midwest Premiere

Director: Katrina del Mar

Country: USA, Running Time: 6:30 min

Shorts 4: THE TREACHERY OF IMAGES

TRT: 85 min

24 (TWENTY-FOUR) BURNED EYELASHES                     U.S. Premiere

Director: Tetsuya Maruyama

Countries: Brazil/Japan, USA, Running Time: 1:57 min

A STUDY OF FLY

Director: Cherlyn Hsing-Hsin Liu

Country: USA, Running Time: 12:45 min

ABSENT REFERENT

Director: Riikka Gröndahl

Countries: Finland/Sweden, Running Time: 10:14 min

THE AIR OF THE EARTH IN YOUR LUNGS

Director: Ross Meckfessel

Countries: USA/Japan, Running Time: 11 min

 

CHINA NOT CHINA                                                              Midwest Premiere

Director: Richard Tuohy

Countries: Australia/Taiwan/Hong Kong, Running Time: 14 min

JAMES R. THOMPSON CENTER                                        World Premiere

Director: Ellery Chalmers

Country: USA, Running Time: 5:20 min

 

LAS BREAS                                                                           Midwest Premiere

Directors: Laura Kraning, Blue Kraming

Country: USA, Running Time: 12:20 min

NEVER NEVER LAND                                                          Midwest Premiere

Director: Michael Fleming

Countries: The Netherlands/USA, Running Time: 9:15 min

SIR BAILEY                                                                           U.S. Premiere

Director: Matthew Ripplinger

Country: Canada, Running Time: 8 min

Shorts 5: HARMONY SQUARES WITH CONCENTRIC RINGS

TRT: 87 min

A PROTEST, A CELEBRATION, A MIXED MESSAGE     International Premiere

Director: Rhea Storr

Country: UK, Running Time: 11:46 min

HOARDERS WITHOUT BORDERS 1.0

Director: Jodie Mack

Country: USA, Running Time: 5:44 min

OPERATION JANE WALK                                                   Midwest Premiere

Directors: Robin Klengel, Leonhard Müllner

Country: Austria, Running Time: 16:14 min

ORE                                                                                        U.S. Premiere

Director: Claudia Larcher

Country: Austria, Running Time: 6 min

 

RECKONING 7

Director: Kent Lambert

Country: USA, Running Time: 4:34 min

ROUGHLY DELICATE

Director: Heqiuzi Wang

Country: USA, Running Time: 16:14 min

SWATTED

Director: Ismaël Joffroy Chandoutis

Country: France, Running Time: 21:15 min

TRIGGER WARNING

Director: Scott Fitzpatrick

Country: Canada, Running Time: 5 min

Shorts 6: THE NINTH WAVE

TRT: 86 min

ARTIST STATEMENT                                                           Midwest Premiere

Director: Shayna Connelly

Country: USA, Running Time: 5:15 min

ATOMKRAFTWERK ZWENTENDORF

Director: Hope Tucker

Countries: USA/Austria, Running Time: 16:40 min

 

THE COMIC SANS VIDEO

Director: Roger Beebe

Country: USA, Running Time: 8:22 min

HALL OF FISHES

Director: Jennifer Boles,

Country: USA, Running Time: 9:04 min

IT’S GOING TO BE BEAUTIFUL                                         Midwest Premiere

Directors: Luis Gutiérrez Arias, John Henry Theisen

Countries: USA/Mexico, Runtime: 8:41 min

LIFE ON THE MISSISSIPPI

Director: Bill Brown

Country: USA, Running Time: 28:13 min

ON THE LINE                                                                         Midwest Premiere

Director: Tina Takemoto

Country: USA, Running Time: 6:40 min

THE REAL THING

Director: Julianna Villarosa

Countries: USA/Mexico, Running Time: 2:45 min

Shorts 7: THIS KNOT OF LIFE

TRT: 87 min

BLACK BOX                                                                          World Premiere

Director: Giuliana Foulkes

Country: USA, Running Time: 20:30 min

THE EDDIES

Director: Madsen Minax

Country: USA, Running Time: 16:05 min

EXIT STRATEGY #2

Director: Kym McDaniel

Country: USA, Running Time: 5:18 min

FIVE SECRETS TO MOM

Director: Charles Dillon Ward

Country: USA, Running Time: 1:58 min

FLAME                                                                                   U.S. Premiere

Director: Sami van Ingen

Country: Finland, Running Time: 15 min

 

HER MOUTH WAS                                                                Midwest Premiere

Director: Haley McCormick

Country: USA, Running Time: 8:17 min

PIEDAD                                                                                  U.S. Premiere

Director: Naya (The Outdoor Cat)

Country: Spain, Running Time: 14 min

SLOWER

Director: Kelly Gallagher

Country: USA, Running Time: 6:49 min

Shorts 8: THE UNCERTAINTY OF THE POET

TRT: 92 min

BOOKANIMA: DANCE

Director: Shon Kim

Country: South Korea, Running Time: 7:31 min

E-TICKET

Director: Simon Liu

Countries: Hong Kong/UK, Running Time: 13 min

_GALORE

Director: Bernd Lützeler

Countries: Germany/India, Running Time: 8:30 min

GONE SALE

Director: Matt Meindl

Country: USA, Running Time: 5 min

MUDANZA CONTEMPORÁNEA

Director: Teo Guillem

Country: Spain, Running Time: 20 min

THE SEQUENCE OF YEARS

Director: Ben Balcom

Country: USA, Running Time: 8:30 min

UNTITLED (TIME)

Director: Julie Murray

Country: USA, Running Time: 14:53 min

WATERMARKS                                                                    Midwest Premiere

Director: Sara Suarez

Country: USA, Running Time: 14:03 min

Shorts 9: EXILE FROM THE SHORE OF REASON

TRT: 85 min

2000 WOMEN NAMED STACY

Director: Jessie Darnell

Country: USA, Running Time: 10:04 min

A COLLECTION OF ATTEMPTS IN ASTRAL TRAVEL

Directors: Ryan Betschart, Rachel Nakawatase

Country: USA, Running Time: 6:18 min

ANIMAL CONDENSED>>>ANIMAL EXPANDED #2          U.S. Premiere

Director: Jennet Thomas

Country: UK, Running Time: 14:06 min

ARK3: CROSSOVERCHRONICLES                                    World Premiere

Directors: Darrin Martin, Torsten Zenas Burns

Country: USA, Running Time: 25:10 min

HUNKS                                                                                   World Premiere

Director: Kate Kapuza

Country: USA, Running Time: 2:48 min

MY DADDY WAS A GUNMAN

Director: Jimmy Schaus

Country: USA, Running Time: 1:47 min

TECHNOLOGY LAKE: MEDITATIONS ON DEATH AND SEX

Director: Brandon Daley, Running Time: 8:09 min

TOPOGRAPHIES OF A DISTANT NOISE

Director: Agustin Telo

Country: Argentina, Running Time: 3:03 min

WE LOVE ME

Director: Naween Noppakun

Country: Thailand, Running Time: 13:18 min

Shorts 10: THE NIGHT WATCH

TRT: 88 min

A LEAF IS A SEA IS A THEATER

Director: Jonathan Schwartz

Country: USA, Running Time: 16:24 min

AND BY THE NIGHT

Director: Anna Kipervaser

Countries: Ukraine/USA, Running Time: 9:45 min

CALDER FOR PETER

Director: Ephraim Asili

Country: USA, Running Time: 11 min

CONSOLAR                                                                          Midwest Premiere

Director: Susan DeLeo

Country: USA, Running Time: 4:52 min

COREDEMPTRIX                                                                  World Premiere

Director: Jake Hart

Country: USA, Running Time: 7:07 min

GLORIA’S CALL

Director: Cheri Gaulke

Country: USA, Running Time: 16:47 min

I HOPE I’M LOUD WHEN I’M DEAD

Director: Beatrice Gibson

Countries: USA/UK/Italy, Running Time: 20:47 min

TULIPS ARE MY FATHER’S FAVORITE FLOWER           U.S. Premiere

Director: Nisha Platzer

Country: Canada, Running Time: 1 min

Shorts 11: I WAS A RICH MAN’S PLAYTHING

TRT: 86 min

DO IT AGAIN

Director: Curtis Miller

Country: USA, Running Time: 8:43 min

THE FILM MACHINE

Directors: Sonia and Miriam Albert-Sobrino

Country: USA, Running Time: 6:05 min

GOODBYE FOREVER PARTY

Director: Jonni Phillips

Country: USA, Running Time: 19:14 min

HEDGE

Director: Amanda Bonaiuto

Country: USA, Running Time: 6:05 min

MIDNIGHT CONFESSION                                                    Midwest Premiere

Director: Maxwell McCabe-Lokos

Countries: Germany/USA, Running Time: 10:22 min

WALKED IN                                                                           World Premiere

Director: K$K

Country: USA, Running Time: 10:14 min

YELLOW HAIR                                                                      Midwest Premiere

Director: Lee Lynch

Country: USA, Running Time: 25:18 min

Screening with Features and Events

A CHORUS OF BLACK VOIDS SINGS IN                           Midwest Premiere

RAYS OF UNSEEABLE LIGHT

Director: Michael Morris

Country: USA, Running Time: 15 min

(Screens at Opening Night After Party)

           

ACTUALLY, THIS IS NOT A FILM                                       World Premiere

Director: Patrick Müller

Country: Germany, Running Time: 4:42 min

(Screens with THE PLAGIARISTS)

 

THE BLESSED ASSURANCE                                             Midwest Premiere

Director: Isabelle Carbonell

Country: USA, Running Time: 21:32 min

(Screens with THE WASHING SOCIETY)

CHINA LIGHT                                                                        World Premiere

Directors: Lina Sieckmann, Miriam Gossing, Nicole Wegner

Country: Germany, Running Time: 4 min

(Screens with DESOLATION CENTER)

EVERY GRAIN OF RICE

Director: Carol Nguyen

Country: USA, Running Time: 6:19 min

(Screens with THE WASHING SOCIETY)

IVRY

Director: Jake Oleson

Country: USA, Running Time: 9:26 min

(Screens with LAST NIGHT I SAW YOU SMILING)

LICENSE & REGISTRATION                                               Midwest Premiere

Director: Jackson Ezinga

Country: USA, Running Time: 9:50 min

(Screens with THE LAST OF THE MANSON GIRLS)

LUMEN                                                                                   Midwest Premiere

Director: Richard Ashrowan

Country: Scotland, Running Time: 3:09 min

(Screens with THE WASHING SOCIETY)

MEMORY                                                                               World Premiere

Director: Monica Panzarino

Country: USA, Running Time: 4:12 min

(Screens with DOLLHOUSE)

PRESSED

Director: Kimberly Forero-Arnias

Country: USA, Running Time: 5:20 min

(Screens with 36 HOURS)

PITUVAHALAYÂ (THE EXILE)                                            Midwest Premiere

Director: Rajee Samarasinghe

Country: Sri Lanka, Running Time: 7:49 min

(Screens with THE WASHING SOCIETY)

SHADOWBANNED                                                               U.S. Premiere

Director: Jon Rafman

Country: Canada, Running Time: 8 min

(Screens with THE FOAMING NODE)

SKIN OF MAN                                                                       Midwest Premiere

Director: Jimmy Joe Roche

Country: USA, Running Time: 10:18 min

(Screens with THE FOAMING NODE)

Expanded Cinema Performances

 

LINEAGE (FOR NORMAN MCLAREN)

Director: Roger Beebee

 

WHAT IS NOTHING (AFTER WHAT IS NOTHING)

Director: Kristin Reeves

Running Time: 10 min