Chicago Shorts at the Drive In Program 1

Animated iterations and recursions made 64 with 2″ x 3″ collages form a hypnotic bombardment of color and shapes, accompanied by music from Malian artist Luka Productions.

‘This was an accidental animation. It started as a series of collages I cut up into small pieces so I could give them away, and ended up animating them under the camera before parting with them. ” – Lisa Barcy

Year: 2019 Runtime: 4 minutes Country: United States

Filmmaker: Lisa Barcy

The Reversal

A haunting animation of an institutional glass-plate photo archive documenting the reverse-engineering of an urban river and the invisible histories and legacies of our capital-driven landscapes.

Year: 2020 Runtime: 11 minutes Country: United States

Filmmaker: Jennifer Boles

Flight Logs

Using reconsidered amateur footage and testimony from Chicago, FLIGHT LOGS unveils fear, profiteering, violence, community, and humanity experienced under racist systems during the “white flight” that shaped American neighborhoods — from the perspective of families who lived it.

Year: 2019 Runtime: 8 minutes Country: United States

Filmmaker: Brian Ashby

Children of the Moon

A film about the consequences of leaving an all-consuming way of life. Three people born and raised in the Unification Church (a cult formed in Korea in the 1950s), all having left the Church in their adulthood, examine their experiences within and without the cult that defined their entire universe.

Year: 2019 Runtime: 18 minutes Language: English Country: United States Premiere: World Premiere

Filmmaker: Will Klein, Tymon Brown, Mac Smullen

Periphery

The 5th and final short film from award-winning Filmmaker Lonnie Edwards, “Periphery” is his unique & abstract retrospect on being a young black man in America. Narrated by excerpts from the 1960 interview between James Baldwin & Canadian Television, the dialogue perfectly accompanies the trippy visuals & stunning soundtrack, while taking the audience on a journey thru the filmmaker’s mind.

Year: 2019 Runtime: 7 minutes Language: English Country: United States

Filmmaker: Lonnie Edwards

Man Of The People

Man of the People is a political thriller centered on the legacy of the first black mayor of Chicago, Harold Washington. A complex unfolding of his two campaign runs and the moments leading to his sudden and mysterious death during his second term. Commissioned by Chicago Film Archives.

Year:2019 Runtime: 17 minutes Language: English Country: United States

Filmmaker: Amir George

DECIDE. COMMIT. THRIVE

The MorphoTransverse Method was established by co-creators Annie Kielman and Joshua Patterson as a means of exploring cult as a belief system both inclusive and secretive. This project addresses the overlap of historical ritual and cult with safe spaces, as well as the effects of relinquishing autonomy for a group identity.

Year: 2019 Runtime: 20 minutes Language: English Country: United States Premiere: World Premiere

Filmmaker: Annie Kielman + Joshua Patterson

A Galaxy Sits in the Cracks

In this experimental short doc, a series of movements explore how Afrofuturist thinkers and activists mobilize the philosophy as a lived experience–one that can enact change in their communities.

Year: 2020 Runtime: 18 minutes Language: English Country: United States Premiere: Chicago Premiere Director: Amber Love

Producer: Andrea Raby

ChiTown Movies

An incredibly fun and safe experience every night at ChiTown Movies. You can enjoy blockbuster and classic movies under the stars at our drive-in located at 2343 S. Throop St in Chicago’s Pilsen Neighborhood. Outside food and drink are NOT permitted as our food service is key to making the business work. ChiTown Grille will deliver delicious popcorn, tacos, wings, frozen mangos, and more right to your vehicle as you enjoy the movie.

2343 S. Throop St, Chicago, IL

November 12, 2020, 8:00 – 10:00 PM CST