Trenton – Chicago Film Exchange

$10 admission includes both screenings and reception during intermission.

Proceeds benefit the Trenton Film Society.

Friday, July 28: 7:00 pm – TICKETS NOW ON SALE

PART ONE: CHICAGOLAND SHORTS

(Total running time: 70 minutes)

Zwischen

Lori Felker
ZWISCHEN (“between” in German) exists on the thin line between opposing forces. Dirt moves over light to a hand-drawn soundtrack of noise and space. 3min, 2006.

Blokd

Martin Mulcahy
Through the voices and tools of his great grandfather, an early avant-garde filmmaker, a man explores the world as if we are living inside a movie set. 5min, 2016.

Yo No Soy Esa

Diana Delgado Pineda
On an ordinary winter afternoon, a mother does laundry and her daughter puts her clothes away. What could happen when Mom isn’t looking? 6min, 2014.

Ant House

Valia O’Donnell
The house of a family torn by domestic strife is eaten by termites as a manifestation of the tension within. 2min, 2016.

Giants are Sleeping

Amanda Gutierrez
The identity, transformation, and ownership of one Chicago electrical substation, exploring the relationship between human memory and architecture. 11 minutes, 2014.

Selfie

Valia O’Donnell
A multi-media animation contrasting tourism in Rome with the experience of a Bangladeshi immigrant selling selfie sticks. 1min, 2015.

Chosen People

Qihui Wu
An experimental documentary depicting the daily activities of the Israel of God Church on the south side of Chicago. 18 min, 2016.

Grandma & Me Dancing with Hibari

Elliott Chu
Elliott’s grandma is awakened to dance with her favorite Japanese singer. 2min, 2016.

Hail Mary

Emily Esperanza
An exercise in holding space (vulnerability). 16 min, 2016.

Sparrow Duet

Steve Socki
Animated abstract shapes and gestures dance together in patterns suggesting ritualistic, bird-like action. 4min, 2014.


INTERMISSION (15 minutes)

PART TWO: TRENTON MAKES

(Total running time: 76 minutes)

Selkie

Amy Frear
A wayward selkie (a seal that can turn itself into a human) has followed a school of herring up the Delaware river when her seal skin is captured by a man from the Fishtown neighborhood of Philadelphia. 8 min, 2016.

The Joke’s On You

Adrian Colon
Adrian Colon, an up-and-coming comedian from Trenton, NJ, struggles with anxiety and troubles in his past as he tries to return to the stage after a 2-year hiatus. 25 min, 2014.

Paco

Catalina Alvarez
An experimental comedy about a cat caller. 12 min, 2016.

Frieda & Eddie: A Jersey Shore Love Story

Jennifer Suwak & Steve Abruzzese
Two years in the life Frieda and Eddie, who dated in 1942 until Eddie was drafted into the service for World War II. They separated, married other people and had families of their own. After both of their spouses died, they reconnected and found it’s never too late for love. 24 min, 2014.

The Ballad of Craig Kelly

Jeff Stewart
A semi-autobiographical short about love and loss, told in real time.  Based on the life experience of actor Craig Kelly, it is a stream of consciousness narrative dealing with a lonely man coming to terms with his past, present and future mistakes.  8 min,  2017.