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Shorts 3: After Dark – Twisted Tales & Shadows of Innocence

  Various

  Canada, France, United States     89 minutes

Synopsis

These tense and terrifying shorts reflect how everyday life can turn into horror. Featuring works by Joséphine Darcy Hopkins, Olivia Loccisano, Stephanie Izsak, Kristine Gerolaga, Daphne Gardner, and Michael Gabriele.

Sweet Tooth (France) follows a game among children that grows increasingly out of control. After having her first period, a young girl goes through an unexpected transformation in First Blood (Canada). A teen girl discovers a new way to keep up with toxic beauty standards, but things don’t go as planned in Consumer (Canada). In Mosquito Lady (U.S.), a pregnant teen girl tries to get an abortion despite the objections of her conservative parents, forcing her into an unconventional and horrific experience. In the Flesh (U.S.) finds Tracey pleasuring herself in the shower when the pipes explode and she starts to leak black goo. In Get Away (U.S.), a group of friends rents a remote house in the desert. There, they find an old TV, a VHS player, and a tape containing terrifying coincidences.

 English, French, Tagalog with subtitles

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A woman with zombie-like skin and orange, bloodshot eyes lays on the floor looking towards the camera.

Mosquito Lady [short film]

  Kristine Gerolaga

  United States     14 minutes

Synopsis

Fearing the consequences of revealing her pregnancy to her parents and facing limited options amidst increasingly restrictive abortion regulations, a teenager turns to a neighbor her parents warned her about in her desperation for assistance. This decision sets off a chain of events with horrifying consequences.

This film screens as part of the Shorts 3: After Dark – Twisted Tales & Shadows of Innocence program.

  

 English, Tagalog with subtitles

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A woman stands at the base of a winding staircase in a grand entryway, the furniture covered with sheets.

Raging Grace

  Paris Zarcilla

  United Kingdom     99 minutes

Synopsis

In a posh London neighborhood, undocumented Filipina worker Joy arrives at her latest job with her young daughter Grace smuggled in her suitcase. As Grace hides in an upstairs bedroom, Joy takes care of the estate’s patriarch, Mr. Garrett, who’s bedridden and slowly dying of cancer. Then an ominous revelation emerges, threatening to destroy everything that Joy has strived for in her new life.

In this bold and frightening portrait of race, class, and power, British-Filipino filmmaker Paris Zarcilla skillfully mixes tongue-in-cheek social commentary with plenty of jump scares and haunted-house thrills. Called a “coming of rage” story by its director, the film builds to ever greater heights of thrills and blood-splattered carnage, as mother and daughter attempt to break out of the cycle of exploitation that has long trapped their people.

 English, Tagalog with subtitles

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  •   Chi Thai
  •   Paris Zarcilla
  •   Christopher C.F. Chow
  •   Max Eigenmann, Jaeden Paige Boadilla, Leanne Best, David Hayman
  •   Jon Clarke
  •   Last Conker

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A colorful truck weaves through winding mountain roads, two people sit on its roof observing the passing scenery.

Food Roots

  Michele Josue

  United States, Philippines     59 minutes

Synopsis

Emmy Award-winning Chicago Restaurateur Billy Dec adventures through his mother’s native 7,641 Islands of the Philippines to learn recipes from his last living elders, confronting culinary and cultural treasures and family secrets.

Food Roots gives viewers the opportunity to accompany Dec by plane, boat, motorcycle, jeepney, and foot, as he searches through bustling metropolitan cities, tiny remote islands, and hidden cloud-scraping mountain villages to find his family members. He climbs a mountain to meet with a 103-year-old tribal tattoo master, where she blesses him with a tattoo related to his ancestral connection. Through the ups and downs of the trip, Dec gains a deeper understanding of his family history, along with an elevated appreciation for how food has shaped their view of the world.

 English, Tagalog 

Director Michele Jouse and Subject Billy DecFilm Spotlight

We chatted with director Michele Jouse and subject Billy Dec about Food Roots, discovering one’s heritage, their favorite Chicago films, and more.

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  •   Apl.De.Ap, Ronnie del Carmen, Becky Magura, Mike McNamara,
  •   Marcos Durian, Chino Neri, Julian Rodriguez
  •   Billy Dec, Leilani Castro, Celia Bumanglag-Dec, Stacey Efstathiou, Michael Morales, Rosario Sta.Ana, Kalel Demetrio, Roberto Bumanglag, Nora Bumanglag, Lisa Leofando, Pilar Sangalang, Oscar Bumanglag, Nora Bumanglag Carasi, Apo Whang-Od
  •   Nathan Matthew David
  •   Ronnie Del Carmen, Mike McNamara, Becky Magura, Apl.de.Ap, Michele Josue
  •   COACT Agency
  •   https://www.FoodRootsFilm.com

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