For our final film of the festival Jim Finns faux documentary LA TRINCHERA LUMINOSA DEL PRESIDENTE GONZALO was screened. We like to thank Jim for attending the screening and answering filmgoers questions on his wonderful film.
We had a great turn out for our second to last set of feature films for the festival Blood Car and Disarm. Both Jack Hammond of Disarm and Alex Orr of Blood Car where on hand for the screening and answered audience questions. Both movies were very appreciated by the audience and we hope to see both directors again in future festivals.
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Chicago underground icon and poet Thax Douglas documentary screened last night at the ChopinTheater for the festival. Thax was in attendance and was kind enough to answer questions from the festival audience. Later on that night the festival moved to the afterparty at the Hideout Lounge were festival attendees were treated to the sounds of the Midwest Hackers.
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The festival continues until sunday night.
Timeout chicago has an article up about this years festival.
The Underground Film Fest brings its eclectic lineup to Wicker Park.
For Hollywood movies, August lives up to the nickname “dog days of summer.” Luckily, it’s also the month for the film festival that celebrates the charming stray mutts. The Chicago Underground Film Festival, in its 14th year, opened August 15 and continues through Sunday 19. This year, the fest is transplanting itself from the art-house confines of the Music Box to the Chopin Theater and the Elegant Mr. Gallery in Wicker Park, giving the quickly gentrifying neighborhood a shot of boho credibility.
Festival director and cofounder Bryan Wendorf says it’s a move that makes sense, especially since it’s already “a destination neighborhood for our core audience.” It also allows for some necessary downsizing: The 750-seat Music Box is hard for any festival to fill, let alone one that champions filmmaking at the margins. A shift to smaller venues, in closer proximity to the party locations, and a reduction in the number of programs also allow for a more manageable fest for Wendorf and the all-volunteer staff.
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