17th Chicago Underground Film Festival

7:00pm Theater One Saturday, June 26

SOME DAYS ARE BETTER THAN OTHERS

ANONAMINAL
Lisa Barcy, 5 min, video, 2010, USA

In this animated music video for Andrew Bird, a plethora of abstracted, squirming, amorphous beings create their own choreography in a mysterious underworld.

SOME DAYS ARE BETTER THAN OTHERS
Matt McCormick,93 min, Video, 2010, USA

Portland’s special blend of ennui shines through the contemplative latest feature by Matt McCormick, director of many previous CUFF films, including THE SUBCONSCIOUS ART OF GRAFFITI REMOVAL. The film explores ideas of abundance, emptiness, human connection, and abandonment while observing an interweaving web of awkward characters who maintain hope by inventing their own forms of communication and self-fulfillment. Featuring longtime McCormick collaborators Carrie Brownstein from Sleater-Kinney and James Mercer from The Shins, this movie is a sad valentine to the forgotten discards of a throwaway society and a story about knowing when to hold on and when to let go.