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Local Shorts–Lake County Film Festival Sunday, September 8

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Local Shorts–Lake County Film Festival Part of the Lake County Film Festival

  • Date: September 8, 2019
  • Time: 12:00 pm to 1:15 pm
  • Price: $15
    Your ticket gives access to full day of screenings at Gorton, patrons may come and go as they please. $5 student tickets.
  • Location: John & Nancy Hughes Theater
    400 E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest, 60045
  • Resources: Festival Website

Sunday from 12:00-1:15pm this collection of short films celebrates Chicagoland filmmakers and their work! There will be a filmmaker panel and audience Q&A after the films. Specific guests to be announced shortly.




Just Give Me a Minute to Change

Directed by: Michael Pomaro
Written by: Michael Pomaro
Cast: Liam Ratliff, Megan Ratliff, Evelyn Pomaro, Mia Pomaro
Dan comes home from work on a hot summer day. He wants to change out of his suit, but life has other plans.

USA, 8 minutes


Bob and Edgar

Directed By: Bill Redding
Written By: Bill Redding
Cast: Bill Redding, Jeff Garretson, Walt Sloan, Sandy Gulliver
Bob and his dog Edgar go fishing, go for walks, and hang out, until a pair of surprise visitors reveal more about Bob’s identity.

USA, 12 minutes


Kim’s Big Date

Directed by: Claire McFadden
Written By: Claire McFadden
Cast: Kim Quindlen, Alex Moss
It takes a small village to prepare for such a big date.

USA, 9 minutes


The Replacement

Directed By: Sean Miller
Written By: Sean Miller
Cast: Mike McNamara, Cecilee Von Rhea, Kylan Conroy, Jeff Garretson
On election night, a janitor feels cheated out of a life he might have lived when his own clone becomes the President. He goes on a bender to seek justice, encountering new forms of prejudice, dismissal, and classism. In a society where the morality around cloning is dividing the masses, physically looking like the newly elected President has its own dangers

USA, 15 minutes


For the full schedule of films on Sunday September 8th – click here.



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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