McKenzie Chinn to debut ‘Olympia’ at Chicago International Film Festival

McKenzie Chinn to debut ‘Olympia’ at Chicago International Film Festival

The Chicago International Film Festival just announced its “sneak peek” for the 2019 lineup and Chicago area filmmaker McKenzie Chinn’s debut feature film Olympia will be featured in the “City & State” category.  Chinn creates an undeniably compelling story inspired by her own question of what it means to make the transition into true adulthood.…

Roberta Jones screens 'Animator' at BHFF: 'I came into this field at an age when some people think about retiring'

Roberta Jones screens 'Animator' at BHFF: 'I came into this field at an age when some people think about retiring'

Novice filmmaker Roberta Jones has a new feature film, Animator, a cross between live-action and animation that tells the story of a man who can draw the future - deciding the fate of others and his own. Animator is part of the 24th annual Black Harvest Film Festival at the Gene Siskel Film Center and…

Allison McAlpine is in search of our night skies in ‘Cielo’

Allison McAlpine is in search of our night skies in ‘Cielo’

That rare chance to appreciate the beauty of the night sky lead documentarian Allison McAlpine to make her new film Cielo. Filmed in multiple locations where the night sky of Chile can be appreciated, including scientific institutions and personal residences, McAlpine has created an impressionist documentary which combines a once in a lifetime experience to…