Wednesday, May 8 - 5:00 p.m.
Gene Siskel Film Center

Program 1 – Past/Present/Future 

5:00 p.m. – 92 min

A Collaboration by Angel Anqi Gu, 11:13

Ten Four by Allison Anne Ramirez, 1:20:00

Past/Present/Future presents two works dealing with frustration, loss, insecurities, and the complicated nature of friendship. In Ten Four, Allison Anne Ramirez shares a story of two cousins as they navigate their young adult lives, running into obstacles concerning love, art, and race. The lead character, an actress, confronts her desire to pursue her passion while caught in the framework of our problematic and critical world. In this considerable feat of storytelling, Ramirez allows the viewer a look inside the mind of a young woman, grappling with her identity and future. In A Collaboration by Angel Anqi Gu, two old friends consider their past, and the paths that have lead them where they presently land in art and life. It is quickly obvious that the relationship between the two characters is strained at best, detailing past disagreements and confrontations. Both of these works delve into a certain darkness surrounding coming of age stories, meditations on the past, and what might happen now.


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