Shorts Block #3
Sep
29
3:45 PM15:45

Shorts Block #3

Shorts Block #3

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Screenings:

Charlestowne Mall Cinema 18
3740 E Main St, St Charles, IL 60174

Saturday, September 28 at 5:30 PM
Sunday, September 29 at 3:45 PM


Films

Next Edition 20 mins
The students of Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High in Parkland, Florida, have to figure out how to channel their fear while maintaining their journalistic integrity, as they publish the first edition of their school newspaper in the aftermath of the deadliest high school shooting on record.

All Inclusive 10 mins
Stunning, surreal, and precisely composed, the views of life on board a palatial cruise ship in Corina Schwingruber Ilic's documentary yield a pointed commentary on luxury, excess, and what some people consider fun.

Green 14 mins
An undocumented Turkish pedicab driver, unwittingly draws police attention, endangering his brother, his community, and himself.

Runner* 13 mins
A woman goes for a jog and witnesses something she can't run away from.

Pickle 15 mins
A couple recounts the various animals they have adopted as pets over the course of their marriage. Pickle explores the human capacity to care for all creatures throughout their sometimes greatly protracted lives until their occasionally sudden and unfortunate deaths.

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Saint Frances
Sep
29
3:30 PM15:30

Saint Frances

Lost in Paris

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Flailing thirty-four-year-old Bridget (Kelly O’Sullivan) finally catches a break when she lands a much-needed job nannying six-year-old Frances (Ramona Edith-Williams) and meets an actual nice guy. But an unwanted pregnancy introduces an unexpected complication. Just as Bridget decides to end the pregnancy, she begins to clash with the obstinate Frances and struggles to navigate growing tensions between Frances’ moms. Amidst her tempestuous personal relationships, a reluctant friendship with Frances emerges, and Bridget contends with the inevitable joys and shit-shows of becoming a part of someone else’s family.

Screenings

Charlestowne Mall Cinema 18
3740 E Main St, St Charles, IL 60174

Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 7:30pm
Sunday, September 29, 2019 at 3:30pm


About the Film

Rating: N/A
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Run Time: 83 mins
Cast:
Kelly O'Sullivan
Ramona Edith-Williams
Filmmaker:
TBD
Language:
TBD

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Summer 1993
Sep
29
1:15 PM13:15

Summer 1993

Summer 1993

In the summer 1993, following the death of her parents, six years old Frida moves from Barcelona to the Catalan province to live with her aunt and uncle, who are now her new legal guardians. The country life is a challenge for Frida – time passes differently in her new home and the nature that surrounds her is mysterious and estranging. She now has a little sister for whom she has to take care of and has to deal with new feelings, such as jealousy. Often, Frida is naively convinced that running away would be the best solution to her problems. Yet, the family does what it can to achieve a fragile new balance and bring normality to their life. Occasional family outings to a local fiesta or a swimming pool, cooking or listening to jazz in the garden bring them moments of happiness. Slowly, Frida realizes that she is there to stay and has to adapt to the new environment. Before the season is over, she has to cope with her emotions and her parents have to learn to love her as their own daughter. Subtitled.

Screenings

Charlestowne Mall Cinema 18
3740 E Main St, St Charles, IL 60174

Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 3:00pm
Sunday, September 29, 2019 at 1:15pm


About the Film

Rating: PG-13
Genre: Drama, Foreign
Run Time: 93 min
Cast:
Laia Artigas
Paula Robles
Bruna Cusí
Filmmaker: TBD
Language: TBD

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Shorts Block #2
Sep
28
3:30 PM15:30

Shorts Block #2

Shorts Block #2

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Screenings:

Charlestowne Mall Cinema 18
3740 E Main St, St Charles, IL 60174

Saturday, September 28 at 3:30 PM
Sunday, September 29 at 1:45 PM


Films

Homesick 28 mins
Two years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, Murai braves danger and wanders through the no-go zone in order to spend time with Jun, his eight-year-old son. Subtitled.

The Climb 8 mins
Kyle is depressed, and a weekend bike ride with his best friend, Mike, should help. Fresh air. Camaraderie. Exercise. But Mike has something to say that might ruin the ride.

Lowland Kids 22 mins
As climate change erases the Louisiana coast, the last two teenagers on Isle de Jean Charles fight to stay on an island that's been their family home for generations.

Albatross Soup 7 mins
Albatross Soup is an animated short hybrid documentary film based on an entertaining yet disturbing lateral thinking puzzle. With the help of the team at Radiolab, over 50 people have been recorded trying to guess this riddle using only “yes” or “no” questions.

The House Is Innocent 13 mins
Trying to overcome their home's macabre past, a couple realize they need more than a coat of paint.

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Mike Wallace Is Here
Sep
27
1:45 PM13:45

Mike Wallace Is Here

Mike Wallace Is Here

Deemed the “enemy of the people” by our current president, journalism in America is on the chopping block. Lies, fake news, propaganda, and verbal subterfuge threaten to cripple our First Amendment. This fascinating exposé of 60 Minutes’ fearsome newsman Mike Wallace turns his hard-hitting, no-holds-barred journalistic style loose on Wallace himself, who is considered by many to be the inventor of the form. Mike Wallace unflinchingly interrogated the biggest figures of the 20th century. During 50 years on the air, his aggressive reporting style and showmanship redefined what America has come to expect from broadcasters.

Screenings:

Charlestowne Mall Cinema 18
3740 E Main St, St Charles, IL 60174

Friday, Sept. 27 at 1:45 PM
Saturday, Sept. 28 at 7:15 PM
Sunday, Sept. 29 at 1:30 PM


About the Film

Rating: PG-13
Genre:
Documentary
Run Time:
94 mins
Cast:
Cast Member 1
Cast Member 2
etc.
Filmmaker:
TBD
Language:
TBD

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