SHORTS 6: the great advantage of being alive

 16 May
 The Logan Theatre
 2646 N Milwaukee Ave - 60647 - Chicago - United States
 Chicago Underground Film Festival
SHORTS 6: the great advantage of being alive FILMMAKERS IN ATTENDANCE!!! Fausto and Emilio Nora Sweeney 13 min., 16mm, 2014, USA ““I like it...because it’s my job.” Waiting, snipping, shaving, smoking, and chatting. These are the daily rhythms of a barbershop in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio where brothers Fausto (age 83) and Emilio (age 75) have worked together for decades. The barbershop, with its turquoise barber chairs, porcelain sinks, collection of glass bottles of aftershave, vintage postcards from Italy, is more than a workplace - it is a window into an earlier time.” - Nora Sweeney Port Noir Laura Kraning 11 min., Video, 2014, USA ”Within the machine landscape of Terminal Island, the strata of a 100 year old boat shop provides a glimpse into Los Angeles Harbor’s disappearing past. Often recast as a backdrop for fictional crime dramas, the scenic details of the last boatyard evoke imaginary departures and a hidden world at sea.” - Laura Kraning Klan in Chapel Hill 1987 Michael Galinsky 4 min.,Video, 2015, USA “Last year I found a couple of rolls of negatives from when the Klan came to town. I posted a few online and was told that it was the day after my high school graduation. Another friend shared a sound piece recorded by Brandon Uttley and Jeff Robins. We combined the sounds and images.” - Michael Galinsky Atomic City David McMurry 27 min., Video, 2014, USA “A meditation on the town of Arco, Idaho, the first city in the world lit electrically with atomic power. Once on the glowing edge of the nuclear future, Arco is a town of just under 1000 residents, struggling to resist fading into the backdrop of the west. Atomic City weaves together ethereal portraits and astrological archetypes to create a melancholy collage of a forgotten town on the atomic frontier.” - David McMurry Real West Kevin T Allen 29 min., Video, 2014, USA “An ethnographic portrait of two roadside ghost towns in South Dakota and the elderly proprietors who devotedly maintain these sites. The film uses contact microphones and super-8mm film as archaeological tools to uncover the material traces of living history.” - Kevin T Allen

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