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November 2020

Shorts Program 14

November 22, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Eventive Virtual Screening

The Desire A devotion to beauty, aching and isolation. "It took us two years to make! It was completed right before COVID-19 hit and has some eerie foreshadowing." - Usama Alshaibi YEAR 2020 RUNTIME 7 minutes LANGUAGE English COUNTRY United States PREMIERE U.S. Premiere FILMMAKER Usama Alshaibi & Talia Watrous Fifth Metacarpal "I broke my hand last summer." A memoir of tenderness hazarded, muted ache, and a fibreglass cast. "Described by critics as "LGBTQ+ adjacent" and praised for its depiction…

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ma?ni (towards the ocean, towards the shore)

November 22, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Eventive Virtual Screening

This film follows Sweetwater Sahme and Jordan Mercier's wanderings through each of their worlds as they wonder through and contemplate the afterlife, rebirth, and the place in-between. Spoken mostly in chinuk wawa, their stories are departures from the Chinookan origin of death myth, with its distant beginning and circular shape. YEAR 2020 RUNTIME 80 minutes COUNTRY United States PREMIERE Chicago Premiere FILMMAKER Sky Hopinka ma?ni (towards the ocean, towards the shore) Q&A Sky Hopinka (Ho-Chunk Nation/Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians)…

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Sleeze Lake: Van Life At Its Lowest and Best

November 22, 2020 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Eventive Virtual Screening,

Animal Farm The animals do not stay long at the 'Animal Farm'. Animals arrive but never leave. Uncle Steve won't let them. It's a place where animals come to die. YEAR 2019 RUNTIME 3 minutes LANGUAGE English COUNTRY United States PREMIERE Chicago Premiere FILMMAKER James Hollenbaugh Mike Osterhout & the Church of the Little Green Man The Church of the Little Green Man is a conceptual art practice that emerged from the East Village performance art scene. This is Mike…

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