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Documentary Shorts–Lake County Film Festival Part of the Lake County Film Festival
Sunday from 5:45-6:45pm–this collection of documentary short films tells beautiful stories of overcoming adversity and finding community! There will be filmmaker discussions and audience Q&A after the films.
Hoan Alone: Personal Stories from the Bridge
Directed by: Aaron Johnson
Milwaukee’s Daniel Hoan Memorial Bridge is the crown over Summerfest and has become one of the city’s most recognizable landmarks. But it’s also a popular site for suicides. This animated documentary explores the issues of the bridge and suicide through three intimate interviews. Follow animator, Aaron Johnson, as he shares the stories of Dave, John and Mary.
USA, 9 minutes
Directed By: Caroline Knight
Four and a half years ago, young talent Sophia Salveson’s life changed forever. Doctors said she may never walk again, may never talk again…may never perform again. They were wrong.
USA, 7 minutes
Fraser Syndrome & Me
Directed by: Kyle Anne Grendys
Director Kyle Anne Grendys and her family will be at this screening!
Filmmaker Kyle Anne Grendys is only the 75th person to be born with the rare, recessive gene disorder called Fraser Syndrome. Having always felt alone in the world, she sets out on journey to find her community and finally meets others just like her.
USA, 20 minutes
ABOUT THE LAKE COUNTY FILM FESTIVAL:
Hosted by the College Of Lake County, the LCFF has shown hundreds of films to thousands of eager audience members in a county of over 700,000 people in a community underserved in the area of independent cinema.
The festival has a proud history of showing the early work of filmmakers like Mike Flanagan (Gerald’s Game, Hush), Chad Hartigan (Morris From America, This Is Martin Bonner), Alex Karpovsky (Girls), and Leah Meyerhoff (I Believe In Unicorns), but is also proud of all the great films shown by people that haven’t gone on to do anything else. The festival is deeply appreciated by filmmakers and fosters a bond between them and its engaging and enthusiastic audience. Several guests have gone on to produce work with the people they met at the festival. One group even made a film AT the festival.
For more information and to see additional screening information for Waukegan and Grayslake visit http://www.lakecountyfilmfestival.org/
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