The Dream is Always the Same

Directed by: Spencer Parsons

Filmmaker and Northwestern professor Spencer Parsons is a native of Austin, TX based in Chicago. A veteran of the underground and indie film scene, he presents to us a collection of shorts that span his career, from Resolution, the start of his filmmaking life, to his most recent project, Bite Radius. Of this screening, Parsons writes: “Director Spencer Parsons presents short films and a live performance about how sometimes that shark looks right at you. Right into your eyes. And the thing about a shark is he’s got lifeless eyes. Black eyes. Like a doll’s eyes. And when he comes at you, he doesn’t even seem to be living. ‘Til he bites you, and those black eyes roll over white...”

RESOLUTION (2002, 10 min.)

ROCK IT UP (2004, 4 min.)

CHAINSAW FOUND JESUS (2010, 21 min.)

BITE RADIUS (2015, 30 min.)

SLACKER 2011 (2011, 4 min.)

THE SHARK MASSACRE (video w/ live performance)

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