Directed by: Kris Swanberg

Programmed For The Play "Samsara" 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 Her days of food activism and urban anthropology have been replaced by diapers and playtime in the park.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)

Victory Gardens Biograph Theater
2433 North Lincoln Avenue
Chicago , IL