Festivals, screenings, events and more

INDIEFEST CHICAGO has extended the submission deadline to May 10 for the Third Annual Indiefest Film Festival & Market, the only film market in Midwest, which runs July 29-Aug. 7. See www.indiefest.org.


HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH’S. Third Annual Traveling Film Festival continues through May 12 at Facets, featuring the Chicago premieres of Leslie Neale’s “Juvies” about the juvenile justice system.

Also: Nurit Kedar’s “One Shot” about Israeli snipers, Francisco J. Lombardi’s “What the Eye Doesn’t See” about the fall of Peruvian president Alberto Fujimori, Ben Addelman and Samir Mallal’s “Discordia” about a controversial campus visit from Benjamin Netanyahu, and Jon Nealon’s “Goodbye Hungaria” about political refugees. See www.facets.org.

“Adam and Steve”

KIRKLAND TIBBELS (“Latter Days”) of Funny Boy Films, producer and Columbia College alum, on May 14 screens his new film “Adam and Steve” featuring Parker Posey, Chris Kattan, Malcolm Gets and director Craig Chester.

At the IFP/Chicago Producer’s Workshop Series at Columbia’s Film Row Cinema, 1104 S. Wabash, 8th floor. Reception at 7 p.m., screening at 8 p.m. Tibbels will conduct a case study workshop on the film earlier in the day. See www.ifp.org.

“Lipstick and Dynamite”

RUTH LEITMAN, a School of the Art Institute professor, conducts a director’s workshop and screens her forthcoming feature doc “Lipstick & Dynamite” about pioneering post-World War II women wrestlers. At Facets Multi-Media, 1517 W. Fullerton. Wednesday, May 18.

Workshop at 6 p.m., screening at 7 p.m. “Lipstick and Dynamite” is in national release from Koch Lorber Films and gaining national acclaim. It opens here June 3 at Landmark’s Century Centre, 2828 N. Clark. See www.lipstickanddynamite.com.

MARIAN MARZYNSKI’s “A Jew among the Germans” will screen May 23 at the Reeltime Independent Film & Video Forum at the Evanston Public Library at 7:30 p.m. Screening is a preview prior to its national PBS/Ch. 11 “Frontline” airing May 31. Former Chicagoan Marzynski began the doc while living in Chicago. Reeltime co-director Ines Sommer was Associate producer and cameraperson on the early leg of the production. Marzynski is a veteran PBS producer/director.

CHICAGO SCRIPTWORKS screenplay reading series presents a staged reading June 8 of the original script “The Koi Keeper,” by Felice Bassuk and Richard F. Russell. It’s a drama about an American girl who is rescued after spending ten years in a Bangkok brothel. Professional actors perform the reading

From 6:30-8:30 p.m., at The HideOut, 1354 W. Wabansia. Free admission, $5 donation recommended. See www.ChicagoScriptWorks.org.

Guy Maddin

GUY MADDIN headlines the Movieside 4 Year Anniversary Spectacular June 16 at the Music Box Theatre. Maddin (“The Saddest Music in the World”) will screen his shorts “Sissy Boy Slap Party,” “The Heart of the World,” “Hospital Fragments,” “Sombra Dolorosa,” “Odilon Redon,” “A Trip to the Orphanage,” and the featurette “Cowards Bend the Knee.”

The Winnipeg filmmaker will also show a preview of his forthcoming feature “The Brand Upon the Brain!” See www.movieside.com.