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The Union of Image and Beer

By Scott Smith in Arts & Entertainment on Sep 27, 2006 3:00PM

For years -– 29 to be exact -– "Image Union" 2009_09_imageunion.jpghas brought great short films into our living rooms. For the second year in a row, it’s also bringing some of those same films into your local theater.

Tomorrow night at the Vic, WTTW’s "Image Union" holds its 2nd Annual Short Film Festival and Season Premiere Party with some local filmmakers, their works and some cheap beer.

You’ve likely heard about the short documentary film Uptown: Portrait of a Palace here and elsewhere. It kicks off this season of "Image Union" on WTTW Friday, October 6th at 10:30 p.m., and a short clip will show during tomorrow’s film fest. Also on tap are 2005 Oscar winner Ryan and Divorce Lemonade, winner of the 2005 Best Narrative Short at the Chicago Film Festival that you have caught before a screening of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off during the Chicago Outdoor Film Festival.

If you miss the fest or still haven’t hooked up your TiVo, you can see this season’s films at "Image Union"’s new website. We guarantee they’ll be more compelling than your average LonelyGirl15 vlog.

Image Union’s 2nd Annual Short Film Festival and Season Premiere Party
Thursday September 28 at 7 p.m.
The Brew and View at the Vic (3145 N. Sheffield)
Tickets are $8 in advance, $9 at the door