DEREK “PRETTY BOY” DOW’S debut feature “Family Values” returns to the Gene Siskel Film Center for a special screening presented by the Museum of Science and Industry, as part of its Black Creativity program.
Dow, of Love Above All Productions, stars in “Family Values” with Ramon Anthony and Roderick Haygood, as three orphaned young men each battling their own personal demons as they try to build a home together on the South Side.
“Family Values” won the Audience Award at the Film Center’s Black Harvest Film Festival last year.
At the Film Center, 164 N. State St.,6 p.m. with a post-screening discussion and reception with Dow and his collaborators $20; $15 for members. See laap03.com
RICARDO ISLAS of Alpha Studios is shooting the zombie feature “Macumba” in Louisiana.
Starring Khotan, Adriana Cata?o, Nadia Rowinsky, Roberto Montesinos, and Monika Mu?oz. Jonathan Sebastian and Blaine McManus of Maxim Productions and Frederico Lapenda of Paradigm Pictures are producing. Distributor is Hannover House.
As with Islas’ past films, he’s shooting simultaneous versions in Spanish and English. See alphaflix.com.