local films at home
Across Chicago, we're hunkered down. As we stay home to save lives, limiting ourselves to only necessary trips outside and commuting only to and from essential jobs, we're all adjusting to a new and changing sense of normal. With so much more time spent at home, we're all turning to the online world for education, enrichment, and entertainment in a way we may not have before.
If you are looking for a new way to explore the city without leaving home, the Chicago Park District is pleased to offer you this collection of locally-made and Chicago-focused films from the Chicago Onscreen collection. We've gone all the way back to the beginning to bring you a sampling of the dozens of films we've screened in our parks since 2014.
Each week, from April 21-May 25, we'll share four or five films with you. They are free and available to watch at any time during the week. Filmmakers from across the city, and beyond, have graciously allowed us to share these films with you, and we encourage you to check out their other work or see what they're working on now.
film release schedule
|WEEK ONE: Performance On Camera||WEEK TWO: All the Feels|
|April 21-27||April 28-May 4|
|WEEK THREE: Chicago Doc Week||WEEK FOUR: Wonderfully Woman|
|May 5-11||May 12-18|
|WEEK FIVE: Something Different|
thank you for watching
We hope you enjoyed our showcase of past Chicago Onscreen selections over the last five weeks as much as we enjoyed sharing them with you. Thank you for checking out these films, and thank you to our dozens of featured filmmakers who jumped at the chance to open their work up to the city one more time.
Stay tuned for more information about Chicago Onscreen 2020, our seventh year of featuring locally-made and Chicago-focused films. We're finalizing our lineup and making plans for our 2020 Virtual Film Festival and we can't wait to share all the excitement of another year of films with you.