3rd Annual Chicago South Side Film Festival this weekend

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Staff of the Chicago South Side Film Festival invites you the viewing Saturday, October 5, 2019 at the Studio Movie Grill Theatre at 210 W. 87th Street (87th & the Dan Ryan).

The Chicago South Side Film Festival (CSSFF) brings back the celebration of the South Side of Chicago on films. The diverse films will bring together film-goers and film-makers at venues on Chicago’s South Side September 27th to October 6th.

Who: The Chicago South Side Film Festival

What: 3rd Annual Chicago South Side Film Festival

When: Saturday, October 5th, 2019 Noon – 9:30pm

Where: Studio Movie Grill Theater, 210 West 87th, Chicago, Illinois 60406

Why: Celebrating South Side on Film

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2019 NOON TO 2:30PM

Women Behind The Lens (Short Films)

This is a screening of four short films by women Directors – all with South Side roots! The films feature four distinct perspectives, voices, and approaches to storytelling. Following the films will be a panel discussion with the Directors led by Lex Curtis, Assistant Producer of the Chicago South Side Film Festival.

“Chicago Guy” – Shahari Moore (23 minutes)
“See The Light” – Aretha Tatum (15 minutes)
“Training Wheels” – Sanicole Young (14 minutes)
“Black Feminist” – Zanah Thirus (15 minutes)

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2019 3:30PM TO 6:00PM

South Side Specific (Short Films)

This is a showcase of five short films by five Directors, all with roots in Chicago’s South Side. The films are a mix of documentaries, narrative features, science fiction, and comedies. After the films are screening, there will be a panel discussion with the Directors and Michelle Kennedy, Producer of the Chicago South Side Film Festival.

“Soft Fists” – Nathan Bahadursingh (9 minutes)

“SOS – Save Our Schools” – Patrese McClain (19 minutes)

“Who is Jon Savege…?” – Lonnie Edwards (7 minutes)

“Karma” – Miles Stroter (11 minutes)

“Home” – Julian Jackson (31 minutes)

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2019 7:00PM TO 9:30PM

Black and Privileged is one of the most controversial and widely-discussed movies of 2019!

Filmed entirely on Chicago’s South Side, the film is centered on a low-income family that moves into a thriving black neighborhood, and finds itself at odds with wealthy neighbors and shady politicians.

Guest will watch the best and most controversial parts, and discuss them with Director Mark Harris and some of the actors and actresses.

For more information, including schedule and tickets to the Chicago South Side Film Festival log on to www.southsidefilmfest.org.

The Chicago South Side Film Festival is a not-for profit arts organization founded by South Side native Michelle Kennedy.  The two-fold mission of the CSSFF is to broaden, diversify and improve the quality of entertainment options on Chicago’s South Side, and to provide South Side filmmakers with opportunities to screen their work.

Film Festival goers from 2018.

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