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Shorts 1: City & State – Revelations

  •   Various
  •   United States, Japan

The six shorts in this program represent distinct modes of storytelling through film, while reflecting the diversity and creativity of our region. Featuring works by Dustin Nakao-Haider, McKenzie Chinn, Linh Tran, Tetsuya Mariko, Ian Kelly, and Brian Zahm.

In Ethan Lim: Cambodian Futures (U.S.), we follow a chef with a mission to share and elevate Cambodian food using his family’s recipes. Two friends living on the south side of Chicago find their friendship tested when one reveals a tightly-held secret in A Real One (U.S.). In Video Funeral (U.S.), two Vietnamese sisters bond over their father’s death and funeral. Two small-time thieves encounter an abandoned car with a small child in the backseat in Before Anyone Else (Japan, U.S.). A grandson uses animation to reconstruct a loved one’s lost memories in the documentary Soft Lights and Silver Shadows (U.S.). Photosynthesis (U.S.) takes the viewer on a 3D journey in the form of a 1960s perceptual art-inspired experience.

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Special Guests

Scheduled to attend: A Real One writer/director McKenzie Chinn and actor Ireon Roach;
Ethan Lim: Cambodian Futures director Dustin Nakao-Haider and subject Ethan Lim;
Photosynthesis director Brian Zahm;
Soft Lights and Silver Shadows director Ian Kelly; and
Video Funeral director Linh Tran


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Event Information

Saturday, October 14, 2023

  •   95 minutes
Chicago History Museum
1601 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60614 United States

  • Open Captions
  • Live Captions
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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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