"Sailorman" is a dramatic 35mm short film written, produced and directed by D.P. Carlson. This father & son story with a maritime theme takes place aboard an old Navy ship on Chicago's industrial lakefront. The film is a parable on male sexual abuse as seen through the eyes of an 8-year-old child.
The movie stars Chicago acting legend Mike Nussbaum (House of Games, Things Change, Men in Black) in the title role of the crusty WWII Navy veteran who stalks the young boy, played by Micah Kanters. Also featured is Chicago character actor Ron Dean (Above the Law, The Fugitive) Michael Pomeranz, Michael Gorman, Rich Komenich, Jack McCabe and Gary Brichetto.
15:30 * 35mm * Color * Dolby SR
"Johnny Dodgeball" tells the story of the ragamuffin Chicago Superdawgs. Led by Johnny, the gang battles through teenage baloney on their way to the National Amateur Dodgeball Tournament. The film stars Michael Leo Pomeranz, Jessica Szohr (Gossip Girl, The Orville), Will Malnati (Stolen Summer) & Kevin Chevalia (Homeward Bound). Casting by David O'Connor with Soundtrack & Original Music by the legendary Chicago rock group Spies Who Surf featuring Tommy Klein with Doug Corcoran.
68:00 * DVCam * Color