The Chicago Onscreen Local Film Showcase

The Chicago Onscreen Local Film Showcase

Coming to the parks August 26 - 31. 

We'll be bringing 2019's 13 Official Selections to parks across the city this summer. We are happy to be returning to previous host parks, Wicker Park and Margate Park, and excited to be branching into new areas with seven new locations. Join us for one or all of these exciting screenings and get to know the city you love through the eyes of local filmmakers. 

Whether you want to catch an intriguing bit of neighborhood history at Steelworkers Park on the southeast side or explore the connections between art and nature in the historic footprint the World's Fair in Jackson Park or take in some of the freshest Chicago-made short films out there with a skyline backdrop, Chicago Onscreen is the local film festival for you. Each of these screenings offers a unique vantage on the city of Chicago, combining exceptional park surroundings with personal stories of the Chicago of yesterday, today and tomorrow.

 

Our 2019 Program Book is Here! Get the inside scoop on our films, our festival and our Programming Partners before you head out to the parks for some local films!

 

All screenings begin at 8:00 pm. 

Know Before You Go: Once you've checked out the schedule, get to know each of our 2019 Official Selections here

 

MONDAY, AUGUST 26

McKinley Park (2210 W. Pershing Rd.)

Exit Zero with Yesterday and Save It

Wicker Park (1425 N. Damen Ave.)

Onscreen Shorts: Businessmen, Eventual Blindness, Freddy, Limbo, Richie Beyond, Save It, Something Different, Stalled, Yesterday

 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 27

Dunbar Park (300 E. 31st St.)

The Color of Art with The Art of Flocking

Margate Park (4921 N. Marine Dr.)

Rendezvous in Chicago with Limbo and Something Different

Steelworkers Park (3100 E. 87th St.)

Exit Zero with Yesterday and Save It

 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28

Grant Park: Logan Monument (900 S. Michigan Ave.)

Onscreen Shorts: Businessmen, Eventual Blindness, Freddy, Limbo, Richie Beyond, Save It, Something Different, Stalled, Yesterday

Horner Park (2741 W. Montrose Ave.)

Onscreen Shorts: Businessmen, Eventual Blindness, Freddy, Limbo, Richie Beyond, Save It, Something Different, Stalled, Yesterday

Jackson Park: Grove 6 (1799 Columbia Dr.)

The Color of Art with The Art of Flocking

All Showcase screenings begin at 8:00 pm.

 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 29 - SATURDAY, AUGUST 31

Humboldt Park (1301 N. Humboldt Dr.)

Our second-annual multi-screen outdoor festival of local films. Featuring the entire lineup of Chicago Onscreen 2019 Official Selections as well as content curated and produced by six local film organizations and institutions. 

Learn more about our 2019 Programming Partners here!

THURSDAY, AUGUST 29

 

Boathouse Screen

Lagoon Screen

Lawn Screen

8:00 After School Matters Chicago Onscreen IV Chicago Onscreen I
9:30 Full Spectrum Features Chicago Onscreen II Collected Voices

 

 

 

 

 

Chicago Onscreen IBusinessmen, Eventual Blindness, Freddy, Limbo, Richie Beyond, Save It, Something Different, Stalled, Yesterday

Chicago Onscreen II Rendezvous in Chicago with Something Different and Limbo

Chicago Onscreen IVExit Zero: An Industrial Family Story with Save It and Yesterday

Fireside Chats

Join our Programming Partners around a crackling fire for a discussion of their films, their work, and film in Chicago. 

  • 8:30 pm - Full Spectrum Features
  • 9:30 pm - After School Matters

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 30

 

Boathouse Screen

Lagoon Screen

Lawn Screen

8:00 In/Motion Chicago Onscreen III Full Spectrum Features
9:30 Chicago Onscreen II DePaul Animation Showcase After School Matters

 

 

 

 

 

Chicago Onscreen IIRendezvous in Chicago with Something Different and Limbo

Chicago Onscreen IIIThe Color of Art with The Art of Flocking

Fireside Chats

  • 8:30 pm - DePaul University
  • 9:30 pm - In/Motion

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 31

 

Boathouse Screen

Lagoon Screen

Lawn Screen

8:00 Collected Voices Chicago Onscreen IV DePaul Animation Showcase
9:30 Chicago Onscreen I In/Motion At Home in Humboldt

 

 

 

 

 

Chicago Onscreen IBusinessmen, Eventual Blindness, Freddy, Limbo, Richie Beyond, Save It, Something Different, Stalled, Yesterday

Chicago Onscreen IVExit Zero: An Industrial Family Story with Save It and Yesterday

Fireside Chats

  • 8:30 pm - Chicago Onscreen
  • 9:30 pm - Collected Voices

 

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