CHICAGO COMEDY FILM FESTIVAL | Shorts Program 1 Saturday October 18th 2:00pm
Saturday, October 18, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (CDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Stray Dogs (19 Min, Mexico) Sidney Mitchell, a man with a troubled past, spends his days with a one eyed dog in an isolated house near the US Mexico border. Sidney's life is about to change with the arrival of a young illegal immigrant boy, who enters his property hiding from the border patrol. The boy offers to help Sidney out around the house in return for a ride to Los Angeles, The Land of the Heroes, as the boy calls it. An unlikely friendship grows between these two characters as they discover the meaning of what being a hero is all about.
This Is It (3 MIN, USA) Two college kids. First apartment. Shit gets real. Fast.
Love Sick Lonnie (8 MIN, USA) A heartbroken man suffers from an embarrassing affliction. He can only communicate through the lyrics of boy band songs.
Sit for Glory (14 MIN, USA) Chicago produced*. Sit For Glory is a stylized, sexy pseudo-sketch comedy show with a distinct point of view heavy on social satire. With a grounded realism and self-seriousness that separates it from the over-the-top characters and outlandish situations of traditional sketch, Sit For Glory mirrors America's obsession with sex, style, political correctness, and absolutes.
Coming Out (10 MIN, USA) Tanner's coming out of the closet takes an unexpected turn, testing the limits of love and acceptance in his family.
Delicious Ambiguity (17 MIN, USA) Lauren reunites a group of old friends for an engagement party dinner where perfect chaos ensues.
Sex with the Brontes (8 MIN, USA) Yorkshire, England, 1847. Branwell Bronte enlists the help of his famous literary sisters for his popular sex and dating VLOG. Will the Bronte sisters give fans from around the world the advice they crave, or will they only succeed in humiliating their brother?
The Hitchhiker (19 MIN, USA) Nancy Adams, 'twenty-something' is driving cross-country to Hollywood to become a star. Only she's not alone. She's being pursued by an unrelenting stranger who may be a figment of her imagination. Starring Jerry Mathers and Barry Corbin.
Awkward Expressions of Love (10 MIN, USA) Honesty is not the best policy. Fresh off a break-up and back on the dating scene, Anna attempts to deal with her anxiety about a recent sexual encounter by being awkwardly candid. Starring Trilby Glover and Glee's own Ian Brennan and Jayma Mays.
Manager (13 MIN, USA) When a loud-mouth, idiot of a building manager discovers one of his old, Korean tenants dead, he believes it's murder. Instead of calling the police, he teams up with his naively curious girlfriend, and they ineptly try to solve the case themselves. Imagine Eastbound and Down meets Drive meets True Romance meets Death Wish.
When & Where
Chicago Comedy Film Festival
THE 4TH ANNUAL CHICAGO COMEDY FILM FESTIVAL IS HERE
OCTOBER 16TH-19TH at Showplace ICON Theater and The Playground Theater