Cinespace makes a day of CIFF screening, panel, tour

SHORTS BY 9 LOCAL INDIE FILMMAKERS will screen in the 50th Chicago International Film Festival’s “Locally Sourced” program, Saturday Oct. 18 at Cinespace, as part of CIFF’s long-standing City and State program dedicated to Illinois-made films.


In Kris Swanberg’s Baby Mary, an eight-year-old girl takes home a neglected toddler.  Meghann Artes’s Speed Dating follows a woman desperate to find the man of her dreams. 


Hayoung Jeon’s Frame Walk dissolves and reconstructs Millennium Parks’ Cloud Gate (“The Bean”).  Zoey Lubeck’s Lucy is a story of a girl and her dog.  Vern Cummins & Jamie Gallant’s The Fox of Bloody Woman Island is a portrait of a traditional Norwegian boat builder. 


A scientist concocts a perfect woman, with a catch, in Alaric Rocha’s A Priceless Woman 1961.  Tony Wash’s The Muck promises “you’ll never want to take a bath again.”  Joel Benjamin and Nick Theis’s Drifting animates a crash survivor floating the waves on an airplane wing. 


Tuesday, Oct. 14 at 5:45 p.m., Friday, Oct. 17 at 2:45 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 19 at noon. 


FEST FILMMAKERS’ EXTRA! You’re invited to a “Shooting in Chicago” panel of leading indie filmmakers, Saturday, Oct. 18, 11 a.m. at AMC River East theatre.


Ron Falzone, Columbia College Cinema associate professor, moderates the panel of Michael Caplan, director, Algren; Grace McPhillips, EP/star, The Other One; Jack C. Newell, producer/director and Kris Swanberg, director, Baby Mary.


The event includes a tour of film locations provided by Chicago Film Tours.


A SPECIAL PUBLIC PRESENTATION of director Andrew Davis’ classic The Fugitive, starring Harrison Ford and filmed entirely in Chicago, will screen Friday, Oct. 10 at Pioneer Court, 401 N. Michigan at 6:30 p.m. It’s free and open to all.