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Shorts II–Lake County Film Festival Sunday, September 8

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

  • Date: September 8, 2019
  • Time: 3:00 pm to 4:00 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 3:00-4:00pm this collection of shorts will take you from the streets of Chicago to the distant future! There will be a filmmaker panel and audience Q&A after the films. Specific guests to be announced shortly.




The Musician

Directed by: Mark Schimmel
Written by: Mark Schimmel
Cast: Anne Harris, Reese Harley, Willie Willingham

Special guest actress Reese Harley will be at this screening!
A street musician with a secret shares her music with a young women, transforming her life.

USA, 11 minutes


I Will Not Write Unless I Am Swaddled in Furs

Directed By: Wade Shotter
Written By: Wade Shotter
Cast: Alexis Dubus
A fussy writer battles his large ego and high expectations to create a work of art.

USA, 7 minutes


White Guys Solve Sexism

Directed by: Christopher Guerrero
Written By: Eric Roth
Cast: Max Baugarten, Leah Lamarr, Kyle Helf
Because of the Harvey Weinstein scandal two men realize that all of their favorite movies are now sexist, leading them down a dark path of discovery.

USA, 7 minutes



Directed By: P. Patrick Hogan
Written By: P. Patrick Hogan
Cast: Katie Savoy, Wolé Parks
A woman struggling to survive alone in a post-apocalyptic wasteland discovers a virtual-reality machine and escapes from her loneliness in a scenic virtual world. When she falls in love with a man inside this world, she must choose between her love and her life in this romantic science fiction short film.

USA, 21 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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