Southland Festival Announces Three Film Selections for Annual Showcase
Contact: Joshua Young
Governors State University
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
University Park, IL – Governors State University’s Chicago Southland International Film Festival (CSIFF) is pleased to announce its top picks for the Feature Film Showcase during the third annual festival scheduled for the weekend of October 23-25, 2020.
Festival Co-founders Suzanne E. Patterson and Joshua E. Young hand-select 3 films each year providing filmmakers with a public performance and the opportunity to participate in post screening Q&A sessions with a diverse audience. Each film will be followed by either a live Q&A with the filmmaker or a prerecorded interview.
The mind-bending thriller “Repossession” will kick off the festival on Friday, October 23.
This drama was co-directed by Goh Ming Siu, a Northwestern University graduate from Singapore, and Scott Hillyard. The film documents the journey of a middle-aged Singapore man who loses his job in a status-conscious society.
Seasons of Change
On Saturday and Sunday, the works of Chicago-based directors will be featured. “Seasons of Change on Henry’s Farm” by Ines Sommer will be screened on Saturday, October 24. In the film, Sommer shows the awakening of a Midwestern farmer as he bears witness to changing climate, ideals and technology.
On Sunday, October 25, “Mustang Saviors” —a story of mutual healing between wild horses and veterans by David Glossberg —will be shown.
Read more and watch trailers for all three films here.
The Feature Film Showcase is a community-wide film screening and discussion event in celebration of independent filmmakers and has previously featured Sundance Grand Jury Award winning films and Academy Award nominated films. Q&A sessions with filmmakers and guests will be taking place virtually, live and pre-recorded.
Festival ticket and donation options will be announced soon.
School of Extended Learning, Digital Learning and Media Design, The Knowledge Exchange, and an Intellectual Life Grant from the GSU Library sponsor this event.