$10 admission includes both screenings and reception during intermission.
Proceeds benefit the Trenton Film Society.
PART ONE: CHICAGOLAND SHORTS
(Total running time: 70 minutes)
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.
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.
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
The identity, transformation, and ownership of one Chicago electrical substation, exploring the relationship between human memory and architecture. 11 minutes, 2014.
A multi-media animation contrasting tourism in Rome with the experience of a Bangladeshi immigrant selling selfie sticks. 1min, 2015.
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’s grandma is awakened to dance with her favorite Japanese singer. 2min, 2016.
An exercise in holding space (vulnerability). 16 min, 2016.
Animated abstract shapes and gestures dance together in patterns suggesting ritualistic, bird-like action. 4min, 2014.
PART TWO: TRENTON MAKES
(Total running time: 76 minutes)
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, 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.
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
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.