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Film Mon Jun 01 2009

Lifeguards and Riffraff at the Gene Siskel Tonight

Don't have anything to do tonight? Do you have a lifeguard uniform just laying around in your apartment collecting dust? Or perhaps do you have a small obsession with the classic television series "Baywatch?" If any, or in the slight chance all, of these things appeal to you then tonight's screening of Riffraff may be for you.

Riffraff is an independent film all about the glamorous job of Chicago lifeguards and to celebrate it's local roots Orange Chair Productions and the Gene Siskel Film Center are hosting a special screening of the film with a life-saving spin. Any local lifeguards are able to see the movie for only $7, and Orange Chair will be holding a lifeguard uniform contest and giving out prizes all night. Grab your floaties, because it's going to be a long night.

Doors at the Gene Siskel Film Center open at 8pm and the screening starts at 8:30. Tickets are $9 general admission, $7 for students, $4 for student and faculty of the School of the Art Institute, and $5 Film Center members. A Riffraff after party will be held at the Emerald Loop at 10:30

 
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