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Facets Dedicating A Week To Chicago's 'Underrepresented' Filmmakers

By Mina Bloom | May 9, 2016 6:03am
 The festival will screen a collection of short films made by Chicago's
The festival will screen a collection of short films made by Chicago's "underrepresented" filmmakers, including women, people of color and people in the LGBTQ community.
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Full Spectrum Features

LINCOLN PARK — Facets Cinematheque, known for screening independent films, is dedicating about a week to "underrepresented" local filmmakers this month. 

Facets, 1517 W. Fullerton Ave., is set to host the world premiere of "Chicagoland Shorts" Vol. 2, a collection of award-winning short films made by women, people of color and people in the LGBT community from Saturday-May 19. Genres range from experimental to short documentary.

The festival is presented by Full Spectrum Features, a Chicago-based nonprofit dedicated to increasing diversity in film.

Producers Eugene Sun Park and Dane Haiken, as well as some filmmakers, will be at the screenings to discuss the films, which have screened everywhere from Cannes and Sundance to Chicago International Film Festival.

The film lineup is below:

“Edison” by Daniel Davison
“Parietal Guidance” by Lonnie Edwards
“Zalspar's Place” by Aren Zolninger
“Violets” by Jim Vendiola
“Marquee” by Brian Zahm
“The Fever” by Eunhye Hong Kim
“Ayinde’s Video Game” by Shiri Burson
“Bound” by Monica Thomas
“Run of Press” by Mina Fitzpatrick
“Girls Love Horses” by Jennifer Reeder

Showtimes are as follows: 5 p.m. Saturday, 5:45 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, and 7:45 p.m. May 16-19. General admission tickets ($10) can be bought at the door or in advance.

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