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SHOWING NOW!

Kris Swanberg's EMPIRE BUILDER & BABY MARY

Programmed For The Play "Samsara"

Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 7:30pm

Location: Victory Gardens Biograph Theater - 2433 North Lincoln Avenue

 

Kris Swanberg's EMPIRE BUILDER (2012, 72 min.) opens a new collaboration between Chicago Filmmakers and Victory Gardens Theater, showing films that illuminate the themes explored in the current play. Jenny's life has changed significantly since she had a baby.  Her days of food activism and urban anthropology have been replaced by diapers and playtime in the park.  When she inherits a cabin in Montana, she leaves the comfort of her Chicago high-rise and travels with her baby to a remote part of the country. While she waits for her husband to join her, she fashions a temporary life of independence for herself, one which takes an unsettling turn when she begins a dangerous relationship with the man her husband hired to fix the property. Also screening is Swanberg's BABY MARY (2013, 8 min.). (2012-2013, 80 min., video)

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Call for Entries!

12th Annual Dyke Delicious May Shorts!

Dyke Delicious and Chicago Filmmakers are now accepting entries for our lesbian-themed short films program! Films should have a maximum length of 20 minutes. All genres are welcome.

Now in our 12th season, we find stories that entertain a diverse community of women and feminists, straight friends and family from outright hilarious comedies to heartfelt and warming dramas.

Deadline is April 1, 2015.

Accepted formats include Blu-ray, DVD, digital file, or online password protected link. Send preview copies to coop@chicagofilmmakers.org or mail to Chicago Filmmakers, c/o May Shorts, 5243 N Clark St Chicago, IL 60640. Please include logline and short synopsis, running time, and the screening history of the film to date.

 

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