Shorts 8: Music Shorts

Grayslake Campus
Friday, September 6
7:00 pm
Sunday, September 8
6:00 pm

Waukegan Campus
Saturday, September 7
6:10 pm
Sunday, September 8
12:30 pm

Soul Man
Directed By: Kyle Taubken

Ben Whitaker, Jr., an aging and mostly washed up singer-songwriter from the 60s/70s era of big soul music, navigates loneliness, failed relationships, and a botched career in modern day Memphis, TN.
USA, 13 minutes
Festivals: 
Memphis Film Prize, Macon Film Festival, Nashville

R.A.W. Tuba
Directed By: Darren Durlach & David Larson
 
R.A.W. TUBA is a documentary about a Baltimore child who experienced intermittent homelessness but went on to become a world-class symphony musician and professor. As a child, Richard Antoine White (R.A.W.) slept wherever he could, sometimes in abandoned rowhomes where he was chewed on by rats during his sleep. Now in his 40s, he still has those scars across his abdomen. But despite enormous challenges, he went on to become the first African American in the world to receive a Doctorate in Music for Tuba Performance.
USA, 29 minutes
Festivals: Mountainfilm, DC Shorts

The Musician
Directed By: Mark Schimmel
Written By: Mark Schimmel
Cast: Anne Harris, Reese Harley, Willie Willingham
 
A famouse violinist spends her days dressing up as a busket and believes that sharing her music can transform lives
USA, 11 minutes
Festivals: Midwest Independent Film Festival