Mad Love: Great Shorts of 2011

Directed by: Various

Check out the coverage in the Chicago Reader's movie blog here.

As 2011 comes to a close, Chicago Filmmakers presents a program about love, heartbreak, ennui, jealousy, stasis, and sabotage – a near perfect sample of modern romance. The couples in these shorts are facing the realities of attachment, and finding it decidedly less than bliss. Of course, there's a healthy dose of fantasy thrown in for good measure. Many of the films were drawn from major festivals over the last year, including Sundance, SXSW, Palm Springs, Aspen, and Tribeca. (2010-11, 99 min.) 

Program

After You Left – Jef Taylor (2010, 21 min.) A man re-evaluates his life after a breakup.
All Flowers in Time – Jonathan Caouette (2010, 14 min.) Red-eyed girls and boys believe they can now become other people and monsters. With Chloe Sevigny. (pictured right)
Cheat – Joe Derosa (2011, 15 min.) A husband’s elaborate plot for a tryst goes awry.
Ex-Sex – Michael Mohan, (2011, 9 min.) Is this ever a good idea?
Henley – Craig Macneil (2011, 11 min.) A young boy at a rural motel waits for guests.
Howard From Ohio – SJ Chiro (2011, 8 min.) A woman recounts her affair with a man she met online.
Howling At The Moon – Jason Tippet and Elizabeth Mims (2011, 8 min.) Matt takes his friends on a detour to his grandparents’ house before a concert.
We're Leaving – Zachary Treitz (2010, 13 min.) Evicted from their mobile home, a couple decides the fate of their pet alligator. 

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