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THE IFP/CHICAGO FACETS FILM SERIES PRESENTS:
HOME GROWN SHORTS
Free for IFP and Facets members!
Celebrating the contributions to cinema by local artists, this program offers eight exciting
films that range from thought-provoking experimental works to tension-driven dramas by homegrown
talents from Chicago and Illinois. Total running time: 91 mins.
In the stylish Zoetrope (U.S.A.., Joe Fournier, 6 min.), made in art deco-style animation
set to jazz, a worker drone delivers himself from the tedium of the everyday with a handful of
office supplies and a bit of imagination. Chicago Internaltional Film Fest Hugo Award winner
Forgetting Betty (U.S.A.., Robert Postrozny and James Anderson, 10 min.) weighs the joys of
living life against the fears of aging when a 96-year-old widow spends a fleeting day with her
grandson. Psychosis may offer the only salvation in Middle, Life (U.S.A.., Chris Nelson, 9
min.). An Open Door (U.S.A.., Sean Jourdan, 19 min.) tells the story of a failing marriage
and a fading mind, in which recovery lies in the acknowledgement of an unspeakable secret.
Merci (U.S.A., Raul Cales, 13 min.) evokes the small and large ties that bind as a French
WW-II survivor unexpectedly encounters a man from her past on busy Chicago street. In Drive
Radio (U.S.A., Justin Hayward, 9 min.) a late-night radio talk show host is faced with an
ethical dilemma that can only be resolved by the imperative that the show must go on. A quirky
critique of the excessive demands of Church and State, Cranium Theater (U.S.A.., Jason
Sandri, 7 min.) presents a brain farmer who thrives in spite of the pillaging of the fruits of his
labor. Kubuku Rides (This is It) (U.S.A.., Terry Kinney, 18 min.) affords an unblinking
view of a household breaking down under the ravages of alcoholism, as seen through the eyes of an