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Shorts 8: Architecture—Versions of Home

About the program


This is a paid ticketed event.

Program Location

Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N State St, Chicago, IL 60601

Chicago International Film Festival

212 W Van Buren St STE 400, Chicago, IL 60606

In celebration of this year’s Chicago Architecture Biennial, this program of short films tracks how we establish strong connections to a place, and the complications of staying in it. Featuring works by Camille Authouart, Mariia Ponomarova, Lloyd Lee Choi, and Ufuoma Essi.

An artist explores, observes, and draws scenes of La Défense —a neighborhood west of Paris whose large-scale public artworks constitute the largest open-air museum in Europe — in The Great Arc (France). Former residents remember happier times in a beloved apartment in Three Windows on South West (The Netherlands, Ukraine). Closing Dynasty (U.S.) follows a day in the life of a streetwise kid named Queenie as she navigates her own path through New York City. And Is My Living In Vain (U.K., France, New Zealand) explores the Black church as a site of personal and political belonging through portraits of communities across west Philadelphia and southeast London.

Content Considerations: Strong language

The City is the Site