Chicago International Indie film festival
Cold Cross follows young outlaw William McCarthy, who viciously hunts down those who betrayed him and his family. All too late, he learns a terrible truth; an eye for an eye, will make the world go blind.
Killing Georgia Jones
In an abandoned rat-infested warehouse down by the tracks, Georgia Jones awakes, only to find her hands bound tightly above her head. A hooded figure slips from the shadows, approaching his captive victim. Flashing a switchblade he prepares to strike, but hesitates. Why? In this tense clash of wills, motives are questioned, secrets exposed, as both sides vie for power and uncover the truth.
Posing as a defrocked Irish priest, a plumber, a weight-loss guru or anything to pilfer a fast buck, "Father Ricky" careens between scams and schemes too numerous to keep track of. Ricky finds a captivating partner in crime when he meets "Veronica," a honey blond smokeshow with plenty of moxie. Their life of crime gets dicey when the tandem encounters pissed-off victims, witches, a psycho prison "buddy" stalking them and some pesky dead bodies that weren't part ot the plan. The flim-flam hijinks of these Casual Criminals is a slapstick escapade of epic proportions!
A father and daughter must cross the border in order to find a better life, but the daughter cannot speak
YET THEY HAVE NO SPACE
IS A DOCUMENTARY BASED ON THE LIFE OF SRILANKAN REFUGEES IN INDIA
That's Dinnertainment! is a documentary short that explores the phenomenon that is dinner theatre. After being pronounced dead multiple times, the "dinner and a show" business model continues to prove that it is alive and well. But how does it function? Why does it work? Is the food really that good?
When in love, the sight of the beloved has a completeness which no words and no embrace can match.”--John Berger. This is a love-touching story without any dialogue, through eye contact to communicate. Try to imagine if you can't move your body but only with eye gazing, what would it feel like? The aimless, life unsmooth statue busker Jay, and the shy sketch painter Sisi. One is painting sketches, the other is standing there and being painted. In the end, they finally met at the two sides of the gallery again. The melting point of the brass statue is 1720 Fahrenheit. it will melt if it rises further, as the loving gaze from Sisi to Jay.
Soon after Evelyn realizes she is transgender, her parents sense she is simultaneously experiencing mental illness. As Evelyn struggles for independence, afraid of losing herself to her role in her nuclear family, her parents must fight to keep her safe. Prodigal Sun explores this conflict from both perspectives, as protective parents recount protecting the filmmaker during her first major bipolar manic episode, and Evelyn depicts her reluctance to accept help from those who love her most.
Tito and his friends meet at his house for a barbecue to celebrate his 60th birthday. The celebration is in full swing with the meal, dancing and trips down memory lane when they are interrupted by the screeching sound of sirens. Rockets are fired from Gaza and land in the nearby area of Tito's house. This barrage signaled the start of a new war in Israel. Tito and his friends spend the night in the bomb-shelter where their celebration turns to conversations of life and death, religion, women, sex, football, politics and life's ups and downs as well grudges, betrayals and stories never shared before.
WAITING ON A FRIEND
Billy spends the day fishing and honoring his brother Ray by remembering the times they were the happiest. Even though a loved one is not here with us, they are always in our hearts forever.
A lone action figure attempts to defend itself from ten enemies atop a cluttered office desk.
The STATIC Movie
Susan's struggle to find balance in her life as she deals with her practical husband Donald and her father Will who’s showing symptoms of early onset Alzheimer’s disease, forces her to make a heartbreaking decision.
A perfect arranged card game,Who knows if they were one of the parts,What is the truth hidden in the shadow in the dark? Petals,blood,And the Spade K. No one knows the secret of Spade K,Heads and tails, black or white, up and down,It is already in a perfect order. As the flawless bait,The rose is as beautiful as Miss Taozi,But the danger is under,The blood is as bright as the petals,But it is the right moment. As the eternal rose will never wither,Stopping the time at you best.
An encounter between people who do not have a common language. A man who has lost his memory and language. A man who lives with strong convictions even in the midst of discrimination. A woman who sways between social disparities. Focusing on these two people, we will draw people who live in various disparities such as occupational discrimination, school caste, and the gap between rich and poor.
The Funeral Photographer
When Julie arrives at a funeral home for a gig, she’s told by the attendant that she must photograph everyone in attendance and be done by 11:30. Shortly after she agrees to do her best, two suspicious men enter. Julie suspects something is not quite right, and she’s determined to get to the bottom of it.What are these two men up to? Who are they waiting for? What is the attendant hiding? Most importantly… why was Julie hired?