|Celebrating Independent Arts Greatest Venue!|
CHICAGO IL – SATURDAY JANUARY 12TH 2013
|The Portage International Film Festival, brought to you by Spook Show Entertainment in conjunction with the Portage theater, brings this debut event in celebration of independent films. A one day festival held at the historic Portage Theater, the doors open January 12th at 9:30 a.m. and runs a full lineup of films over the course of the next 12 hours.
With an excellent lineup of films, the day starts with “Soul Catcher” and ends with the award winning feature film, “Stormy Night.” In between the day is filled with a mixture of short and feature length films.
Some of the great films showing throughout the day include “Summer of ’81.” An award winning short is about the unique story of Wyoming man, Bob Taylor and the spirit and struggles of his life’s journey. From teaching in the city, to being a Cowboy in Wyoming, to raising his family without electricity in the cabin he built by hand, and of course baseball. Above all, this film is about life and holding onto those memories that make us who we are. Good or bad, everyone has their own Summer of ’81.
Another selection comes from Chicago’s very own Columbia College by film student Rene Cadel. The film “Faster!” Is about Jasper (Jenny Strubin) a female Chicago bike messenger who is in a race not only against the clock, but in battle with the hostile city, its raging drivers, its surly security guards, and her tough dispatcher. She busts her butt to make ends meet, and Jasper finds herself pulling scams that she feels increasingly uncomfortable with. Frustrated, brazen, and ballsy – but also funny, intelligent and vulnerable – Jasper begs us to root for her even when her actions are less than admirable.
Coming to the Portage Theater, it is The Portage International Film Festival, January 12th, 2013 from 9:30 in the morning until 10 p.m. Come out and have some fun!
Award Nominees Are Now Public At: www.portagefilmfest.com/awards/
Tickets are only $15 at the door or you can preorder your tickets online before Midnight Jan. 8th for only $12. Vendor table space is also available via the festival website. Visit: www.PortageFilmFest.com