Various Artists, 2014-2017
Dir. Various, 81 mins.


MONDAY, JULY 16 – 10 PM (WITH Q and A!)
THURSDAY, JULY 26 – 10 PM (WITH Q and A!)
Chicagoland Shorts corrals the best of narrative, experimental, documentary, and observational short filmmaking on the Third Coast into a traveling anthology show that centers the work of gender non-conforming filmmakers and filmmakers of color. Now in its fourth iteration, this year’s program features an exciting array of subjects and styles, from sine waves to skates, songbirds to burgeoning Sapphic love. The filmmakers included here have screened at such august festivals as Rotterdam, Berlin, Sundance, and Tribeca – and we, at Spectacle, are honored to screen their work in collaboration with Full Spectrum Features for the fourth year in a row!
Distributed by Full Spectrum Features, Chicagoland Shorts: Volume Four is programmed by Raul Benitez, with curatorial work by Lori Felker, Anahita Ghazvinizadeh, and Sarah Rubin.
Solar Pulse
Dir. Dena Springer, 2014
Experimental, 3 mins.
Solar Pulse is an experimental film that abstracts images from real life with modular synthesizers.
4 Things to Remember
Dir. Hannah Kim, 2016
Narrative, 9 mins.
An unreliable voice(s) travels through association and uncertainty, struggling to remember details of their childhood and events unfolding around them.
The Lingerie Show
Dir. Laura Harrison, 2015
Animation, 8 mins.
Drug-addict Lorraine and her boyfriend Caesar are having a nightmarish 24 hours until Lorraine calls up her sister, CiCi, for help.
The Magic Hedge
Dir. Frederic Moffet, 2016
Documentary, 9 mins.
The Magic Hedge explores a bird sanctuary located on a former Cold War Nike missile site on the north side of Chicago.
Dir. Seith Mann, 2015
Narrative, 19 mins.
A popular African American student, Olivia, is outed by her friends after she acts on feelings for a new girl at her high school.
On the Rink
Dir. Benjamin Buxton, 2017
Documentary, 8 mins.
There’s nothing like a good skate.
And You The Bell
Dir. Elisabeth Hogeman, 2017
Observational, 9 mins.
A woman carries out elements of a daily routine, moving back and forth between habit, memory, and hallucination.
Every Ghost Has An Orchestra
Dir. Shayna Connelly, 2017
Documentary, 7 mins.
Paranormal researcher and experimental composer Michael Esposito straddles the line between spiritual and material, asking the audience to reflect on our purpose, legacy and what our actions say about who we are.
Something to Move In
Dir. Latham Zearfoss, 2017
Experimental, 4 mins.
This musical manifesto remixes late 1960s political dialogue with modern dance to resuscitate a bygone revolutionary thrust.

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