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Lake County Film Festival Sunday, September 8

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Lake County Film Festival Part of the Lake County Film Festival

  • Date: September 8, 2019
  • Time: 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Price: $5 – $15
    Your ticket gives access to the full day of screenings at Gorton, patrons may come and go as they please. Purchase your ticket online and get a bonus free pass to a festival film of your choice at one of the other locations! Online ticket sales will close at 10am on Sunday September 8th, but will still be available for purchase at the door.
  • Location: John & Nancy Hughes Theater
    400 E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest, 60045
  • Resources: Festival Website

The Lake County Film Festival takes place from September 5 – 10, 2019 throughout the county giving residents their yearly fix of independent movies. Gorton is thrilled to be a new venue for this wonderful festival and will be hosting a wide selection of films all day Sunday, September 8th!




Local Short Films | 12:00-1:15pm

A collection of short films celebrating Chicagoland filmmakers and their work!
Select filmmakers will be present for a panel discussion after the films.



Terrolun and Lunlun | 1:30-2:45PM

Special guests director Hiroyuki Miyagawa and producer Yuki Okuno
After a tragic accident, Terrolun becomes a hikikomori (an extreme shut-in), living in his parent’s garage, where he fixes mechanical items. When Lunlun, a hearing-impaired high school student brings him something to repair, they strike up a friendship. These two outcasts strengthen their relationship through a garage window.



Shorts II | 3:00-4:00PM

This collection of shorts will take you from the streets of Chicago to the distant future! They explore the power of human connection and the absurdity of the procrastinating artist.  Filmmaker guests will be present to answer questions after the films.



Pizza, A Love Story | 4:15-5:30PM

Most everyone has a passion for pizza, but only New Haven lays claim to the Holy Trinity of pizza joints with Sally’s, Pepe’s, and Modern. They are not only a cornerstone of New Haven’s Italian-American heritage but also the establishments that set the bar for this immediately recognizable comfort food. National polls agree: these are the pizzas by which all others are measured. Pizza, A Love Story is not just a tale of three restaurants but of three families that have the power to polarize, captivate, and delight. As we say, pizza wasn’t invented in New Haven, it was perfected there. Just wait ‘til you get a taste…



Documentary Shorts | 5:45-6:45PM

This collection of documentary shorts tell beautiful stories of overcoming adversity and finding community. Select filmmakers will be present to answer questions after the films.



Rendezvous in Chicago  7:00-8:15PM

Q&A with director/writer Michael Glover Smith after the film.

Michael Glover Smith’s third film is a three-part anthology film built upon sharply observed parallels between multiple couples at crucial turning points in their relationships. In the tense and sexy “The Brothers Karamazov,” a Russian-lit major calls a pickup artist’s bluff by challenging him to a game of Strip Literary Trivia. “Cats and Dogs” is a Rogers Park stroll with a gay couple who seem made for each other–but can they bridge the gulf between cat-people and dog-people? In the metafictional “The End Is the Beginning,” an enraged woman throws her unfaithful mate out of the apartment, then transfers her affections to an unexpected replacement.



To see additional screening information for Waukegan and Grayslake visit http://www.lakecountyfilmfestival.org/



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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