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The Chicago Underground Film Festival presents the 9th Annual Jukebox of the Dead at The Empty Bottle tonight at 10pm.

Detholz!
Aleks & The Drummer
The Hood Internet

Join us for the ninth annual Jukebox of the Dead Halloween party, hosted by Detholz!. Started at and expelled from a bible school in 1996, Detholz! have long been a Chicago standby, and their annual Jukebox parties are among the year’s very best outings and have been so for nearly a decade now! This year, the ‘Holz! will be joined by electropop duo Aleks & THE Drummer, and then indie mash up masters The Hood Internet will spin throughout.

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Come see tonights Feature Films at the Viaduct theater.

At 7:15pm the Midwest Premiere of “She’s A Boy I Knew” by Gwen Haworth.

At 8 pm its Curtis Harrington 1961 feature film “Night Tide”

Then at 10:30pm we screen John Srebalus and Jessica Hundley Midwest Premiere of “Such Hawks, Such Hounds: Scenes From The American Hard Rock Underground”.

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Check out the Festival Trailers that Lori Felker and Jodie Mack kindly made for the festival. They will appear before each program.

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This afternoons Feature Film is “The Golden Age of Fish” at 5:30pm.

“The Golden Age Of Fish is an experimental feature film weaving various fragmentary narratives concerning Cleveland, Ohio’s landscape from its prehistoric past to late twentieth century visual representation. Through a series of motifs, an African American woman geologist is the catalyst narrating Cleveland’s past.” – K. E.

Also come see are shorts program at 6pm called “Hard Work”. Films to be shown are

* 1956 | Jenny Stark 2007 * Tour/Tower | Roger Beebe 2008 * Isabell | Kathleen Rugh 2008 * Dig | Robert Todd 2007 * From Saturday to Sunday | Natalija Vekic and Christian Bruno 2008 * A Love Story (I Want You – Pt. 1 and No Matter What – Pt. 2) | Kali Heitholt 2007 * Victory Over The Sun | Michael Robinson 2007 * Bumblebee | Eric Ostrowski 2007

* Yard Work is Hard Work | Jodie Mack 2008

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Todays Film Summit Panel Schedule. Please come join any one of them.

11:00 AM TUG: Anatomy of a Red Camera Project Panel, Production and Technology

Viaduct Theater 2

12:45 PM The Digital Intermediate Workflow Panel, Production and Technology

Viaduct Theater 2

2:30 PM Music and Sound Design Panel, Production and Technology

Viaduct Theater 2

3:00 PM Break-out Session: Kodak Panel, Production and Technology

Viaduct Theater 2

4:00 PM “Night Tide” Case Study Panel, Production and Technology

Viaduct Theater 2

5:00 PM ECU (Extreme Chicago Underground) Panel

Viaduct Bar

Dated: 30 Oct 2008

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Dated: 30 Oct 2008

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Timeout Chicago has a nice story about this years festival.

Halloween is the obvious holiday for an underground film festival, so it is fitting that the 15th anniversary edition of the Chicago Underground Film Festival has moved to late October. There aren’t any monster films in the lineup, but filling this void are wizards (Josh Koury’s Harry Potter fan doc We Are Wizards), some rather dark bands (the music doc Such Hawks, Such Hounds: Scenes from the American Hard Rock Underground) and plenty of strange atmospherics in two retrospective programs of films by the late Curtis Harrington. The most horrific thing you will likely find in the festival is filmmaker James Fotopoulos’s disturbing and questionable use of actual beheading footage in his feature-length experimental narrative Sleep Weep (The Zookeeper).

Read the rest of the story at Timeouts website.

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Day two’s after party will be at the Hungry Brain bar near the theater. Come meet us and film makers. Party starts at 10 and its all free to get in.

2319 W Belmont Ave Chicago, IL 60618

(773) 935-2118

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The Festival is happy to be screening tonight at 9 pm the midwest premier of “The Auteur” by James Westby screening at Viaduct Theater 1.

The Auteur movie website.

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How To Cross A Border will have its world debut tonight at 7:15pm at Viaduct theater one.

The documentary tells the story of two very different men – a well-heeled American expatriate living in Mexico City and a Mexican horse groom who is intent on entering the U.S. to work, despite his lack of a visa. What begins as a chronicle of the expatriate sub-culture in Mexico City evolves into a fast-paced road movie as the American (who has decided to leave Mexico) attempts to locate the Mexican (who wants to continue working for the American) and convince him not to set out on the dangerous trek across the Sonora desert. How To Cross A Border is a vivid illustration of the market forces, dangers and moral reckoning that surround undocumented immigration from Mexico to the U.S. Through the evolution of the relationship between the Mexican and the American, the film also demonstrates how the cultural gulf that separates even the most disparate of men can be crossed if each decides to understand and help the other.