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Image Union Turns 28

By Scott Smith in Arts & Entertainment on Sep 26, 2005 3:50PM

In the last several years, media offerings like the Independent Film Channel and have made it easy for anyone to see indie films from the comfort of their own home. But for the last 28 years, Chicago indie film lovers have been enjoying interesting and provocative films from the comfort of their couch thanks to WTTW’s Image Union. 2005_09_26_imageunion.jpg Its new season begins on October 4th and Image Union is celebrating by bringing the films out of your television and back into a theater.

Tomorrow night at the Vic’s Brew and View, Image Union kicks off its 28th season of the award-winning independent film and video showcase with a party and short film fest. While the films we usually see at the Brew and View are often improved with a liberal application of beer, the shorts on tap for tomorrow are already funny, smart and insightful.

Local offerings include Ten, the film from Project Greenlight finalist Scott Smith (no relation) that explores how quickly one man can break all Ten Commandments, The Ramones and I, filmmaker Rusty Nails’s story of how the Ramones changed his life, and Steve Wood’s Echo, a story told with blend of animation and NASA stock footage. Other films to be show tomorrow include Illeana Douglas’s Devil Talk, which proves even the devil gets hounded by his mother, and Winner Takes Steve, a three-minute short from Napoleon Dynamite director Jared Hess. Sweet.

Image Union’s Season Premiere Party & Short Film Fest
Tuesday September 27th at 7 PM
The Brew and View at the Vic (3145 N. Sheffield)