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Film Mon Jun 22 2009

Indie Film Love at the Gen Art Film Festival

Film festivals can be intimidating, even for a seasoned filmophile. There's the stars, the crowds, the fear of not knowing enough to fit in with the "cool kids." Gen Art Chicago makes the concept of a film festival a little less intimidating with it's yearly Gen Art Film Festival. Gen Art is hosting it's third annual screening series at local film houses known for premiering the nation's best in independent cinema. The film festival and Gen Art are known for bringing unique independent art and films to Chicago, coupling bigger name features with short films to expose a mass audience to emerging filmmakers. This year's line-up includes the sure to be summer hit (500) Days of Summer as well as three other up and coming feature movies.
Each screening also has an after-party, hosted at some of the city's hottest bars and clubs. With tickets for the screenings and after parties for only $20 per screening, it's easy to feel glamorous without the price tag attached it to. The festival starts Tuesday, June 23rd and runs until Saturday, June 27th. A full listing for the Gen Art Film Festival can be seen after the jump.

OPENING NIGHT: Tuesday, June 23, 2009 @ 7:30 pm
The Music Box Theatre (3733 N Southport Ave.)
Short: The Horribly Slow Murderer with the Extremely Inefficient Weapon
Directed by: Richard Gale

Feature: (500) Days of Summer
Directed by: Marc Webb
Starring: Zooey Deschanel, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Geoffrey Arend, Chloe Grace Moritz, Matthew Gray Gubler, Clark Gregg, Rachel Boston, and Minka Kelly

After Party, 10pm - 12 am
Bon V (1100 W. Randolph St.)

Thursday, June 25, 2009 @ 7:30 pm
AMC Piper's Alley (1608 N Wells St.)
Short: Chief
Directed by: Brett Wagner

Feature: Mercy
Directed by: Patrick Hoelk
Starring: Scott Caan, Wendy Glenn, Troy Garity, Erika Christensen, Alexie Gilmore, John Boyd with Dylan McDermott and James Caan

After Party, 10pm to 12am
Theatro Lounge (858 W. Lake St.)

Friday, June 26, 2009 @ 7:30 pm
AMC Piper's Alley (1608 N Wells St.)
Short: Glock
Directed by: Thomas Everett Scott

Feature: Patriotville
Directed by: Talmage Cooley
Starring: Justin Long, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Rob Corddry, Keir O'Donnell and Missi Pyle

After Party, 10pm to midnight
Crescendo (222 W. Ontario St.)

CLOSING NIGHT: Saturday, June 27, 2009 @ 7:30 pm
AMC Piper's Alley (1608 N Wells St.)
Short: Short Term 12
Directed by: Destin Cretton

Feature: Shrink
Directed by: Jonas Pate
Starring: Kevin Spacey, Robert Loggia, Pell James, Keke Palmer, Griffin Dunne, Saffron Burrows, Jack Huston, Dallas Roberts, Gore Vidal, Laura Ramsey, Mark Webber, Jesse Plemons, Joel Gretsch

After Party from 10pm to 12am
Loft Six Ten (1332 N. Milwaukee Ave.)

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