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Chicagoland Shorts Vol. 5

Palenque  (Sebastián Pinzón Silva, 2018, 25 min)
Palenque  (Sebastián Pinzón Silva, 2018, 25 min)
7 PM

Event Details

Date & Time:

Thu September 26, 2019
7 PM


The Block Museum of Art
40 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208


Free and open to the public


Organized by Full Spectrum Features, a nonprofit committed to producing, exhibiting, and supporting the work of women, LGBTQ, and minority filmmakers, this annual showcase of local work includes a dynamic selection of recent experimental, narrative, documentary, and performance-based short films. These selections creatively engage with the home-movie format, archival material, family dynamics, the Internet, climate and landscape, the Great Migration, and the history of a town in Columbia. Curated by Raul Benitez (Full Spectrum Features/Comfort Film), Melika Bass (independent filmmaker/SAIC professor), and Emily Eddy (Nightingale Cinema/Onion City Film Festival/Video Data Bank), the program includes work by graduates of NU’s MFA in Documentary Media program.


I Miss Jamie When She’s Gone 

(Ashley Thompson, 2019, 16 min) 

Smart Nightmares 

(Marisa Tolomeo, 2018, 5 min)

Hall of Fishes 

(Jennifer Boles, 2018, 9 min)

Sheebop! Shebopp! Sheebopp! 

(Jiayi Chen and Cameron Worden, 2018, 3 min; 35mm)

Scaling Quelccaya 

(Meredith Leich, 2017, 8 min)

Exodus: Sounds of the Great Migration 

(Lonnie Edwards, 2017, 12 min)


(Sebastián Pinzón Silva, 2018, 25 min)


In person: selected curators and filmmakers

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