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A man in old-timey clothes stands with a cardboard box in his hands under the awning of a house.

Odd, Very Odd

  •   Ireland | United Kingdom | United States

Expect the unexpected in these colorful, wildly offbeat shorts. In this utterly unique showcase, a cast of eccentric characters (both on camera and behind it) will dash every expectation of tone, performance, and good taste– and you’ll be all the better for it.

Please note: Films in this program contain themes, images, and language that may not be suitable for all ages.


A young man and an older woman sit on the shore of a river beside a picnic basket.

Picnic in the Clouds

Malik Clyde Terrab | New Hampshire | Ages 20

After decades of marriage, Connie is ready to be rid of her husband George. She plans a special anniversary picnic accordingly.

A bearded man in a gray suit stands ominously behind a couch.

The Pilot

Max Hendrickson & Gerry Sweeney | Ireland | Age 18

A man enters a vaguely familiar sitcom apartment… with extremely unfamiliar results.

A man in old-timey clothes stands with a cardboard box in his hands under the awning of a house.

A Little Strange

Joanna Song | California | Age 20

Increasingly unsettling changes disrupt Ernest’s idyllic, repetitive life.

Old pictures and a ballet trophy sit on the shelf of a dance studio.


| United Kingdom | Age 20

A disgraced dancer returns to her former academy to set the record straight…and settle a score.

A young woman watches an opulently-dressed elderly woman from afar in the reflection of a mirror.

The Hive Wedding

Sam Kerns | Chicago | Age 22

Socialite Mizzy summons a host of eccentric friends and strangers to her family’s dilapidated nightclub for her wedding.

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Event Information

Sunday, April 21, 2024

  •   5 shorts | 45 minutes
1517 W Fullerton Ave
Chicago, IL 60614 United States



Cinema/Chicago is committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible environment at all our programs and events. All event venues are fully wheelchair accessible, with no-step entrances or ramp access and elevators. All venues offer wheelchair-designated spaces, companion seating, easy-access theater seating, and accessible restrooms. For accommodation requests, please email us at access@chicagofilmfestival.com, call us at 312-683-0121, x108, or complete our Accommodation Request Form.

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