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Lake County Film Festival: Monuments Saturday, November 14

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Lake County Film Festival: Monuments Part of the Lake County Film Festival

  • Date: November 14, 2020
  • Time: 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
  • Price: $5 – $15
    $15 general admission, $5 student
  • Rating: This film is not rated
  • Location: Gorton Community Center
    400 E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045
  • Resources: IMDB, Official Website

Director Jack C. Newell in person for a post-screening Q&A!


Laura (Marguerite Moreau, Wet Hot American Summer) and Ted (David Sullivan, Primer, Argo) are enjoying a dysfunctional marriage in Boulder, Colorado: teaching at the university, drinking at the local tiki bar, and (barely) tolerating Laura’s odd family and odder would-be-suitor, Howl (Javier Muñoz, Hamilton). After a brief estrangement, they are now back together, determined to make their love work.

When Laura is killed in a car accident, Ted is paralyzed with grief. Unable to let her go, he carries her ashes under his arm and starts seeing her everywhere – which is impossible, right? Frustrated with Ted and aided by Howl, Laura’s family takes matters into their own hands by stealing Laura’s ashes, and heading to the family resting plot to say their goodbyes.

At the same time, Ted is suddenly face to face with Laura, or, more specifically, Laura’s ghost. She explains to Ted his mission: steal her ashes back, head east, and scatter them where they first fell in love, The Field Museum in Chicago. Ted takes back Laura’s ashes and steals Howl’s beloved red truck, heading out on a cross-country road trip with the family and Howl in hot pursuit.


Returning for its 10th year, Lake County Film Festival (LCFF) will run virtually at lakecountyfilmfestival.org from November 4th-16th, and for two special in-person engagements at The Gorton Community Center in Lake Forest. The festival will be its biggest yet with over 20 features and almost 100 short films.


The John and Nancy Hughes Theater is a proud member NATO – the National Alliance of Theater Owners. NATO recently launched the “CinemaSafe” campaign, a program promoting protocols and guidelines developed and supported by leading epidemiologists to support a safe return to movie theaters. Gorton is proud to join more than 33,000 screens nationwide who have committed to implementing expert-backed, industry-specific health and safety protocols, including, but not limited to:

– Instituting a building mask policy (masks may be removed while sitting)
– Enforcing social distancing in our common areas and theater
– Reducing capacity in our theater (25 seats of the 309 seat theater)
– Enhancing building cleaning, and providing hand sanitizer stations
– Modifying concessions (including the elimination of communal food options)

CinemaSafe puts the health and safety of our patrons and staff at the core of our film presentations. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to Gorton’s Director of Film, Rebecca Fons (rebecca@gortoncenter.org) with any questions. We’ll see you at the movies – safely!

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