LAKE COUNTY FILM FESTIVAL LAUNCHES TICKET GIVEAWAY CONTEST AND ANNOUNCES LAST MINUTE FILM ADDITIONS ONE WEEK BEFORE OPENING NIGHT

New feature films, shorts program and inaugural open caption screening announced with accompanying conversations

Grayslake, IL, August 29, 2019

The Lake County Film Festival begins one week from today, and is launching a contest for free ticket giveaways, in addition to announcing several new films, a screening schedule for Sunday’s film block at the Gorton Center, our first open caption screening, and a list of attending filmmakers.

The Lake County Film Festival is excited to be adding three feature films and one shorts program to our already thrilling lineup. The features are the documentaries Other Music and Rewind, which premiered at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival, as well as the narrative romantic-drama-comedy-science fiction feature Another Version Of You

As previously announced, The Lake County Film Festival is holding screenings at The Gorton Community Center in Lake Forest. We are pleased to announce the final screening schedule for The Gorton Community Center in Lake Forest on Sunday, September 8th, which can be viewed on their website:  https://gortoncenter.org/event/lcff/
Tickets for the 8 hour block are only $15, and many of the films being screened will have attending filmmakers, including the closing film, Rendezvous In Chicago, and Terrolun & Lunlun, whose director and producer are attending the festival from Japan.  

We are also proud to announce for the first time ever, The Lake County Film Festival will be holding an open caption screening. A screening of 5-25-77 with open captions for the hearing impared will be held on Tuesday, September 10th at 7:00 p.m. in Room A011 at The College Of Lake County. A screening without captions will be held in Room C105, starting at 7:15 p.m. on the same date.

We are expecting at least 20 filmmakers to attend their screenings, you can see our most recent list of expected attendees here: https://www.lakecountyfilmfestival.org/2019-lcff-attending-filmmakers/

Last, but not least, keep an eye on our Facebook page, where we will be giving away a pair of tickets to every screening through this week and up to the festival. 

Last Minute Additions:

Features

Another Version Of You (Writer/Director: Motke Dapp)
Previously titled Other Versions Of You, this film has played only two festivals, The Nashville Film Festival and Cindependent Film Festival, and it took home awards at both. Another Version Of You follows Diggsy Ellston, who is hung up on his unrequited boyhood crush Suzette. When Suzette gets married, a stranger offers Diggsy the key to travel to other dimensions, and possibly find another Suzette that feels the same way about him. Another Version Of You is filled with comedy, heartbreak, and adventure, wrapped in a layer of whimsical science-fiction.

Other Music (Directors: Puloma Basu & Rob Hatch-Miller)
Because the LCFF was born out of a record store, there are few films more fitting for us to show than Other Music. The film documents the eponymous NYC record store’s twenty year history, and features artists like TV On The Radio, The Strokes, Vampire Weekend, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs & Animal Collective.

Rewind (Director: Sasha Joseph Neulinger)
Director Sasha Joseph Neulinger shares his vivid childhood memories of a family plagued by the vicious cycle of childhood abuse. This powerful family portrait features an incredible home movie archive that not only provides a stark contrast to the family today, but also offers rare glimpses into visual clues about family dynamics and the actual offenders. This intimate and powerful documentary braids this vast visual archive into Neulinger’s contemporary investigation to find justice through the criminal justice system and healing for himself and his family.

Short Films

Clem Burke: My View (Director Philip Sansom) 

Most people know Clem Burke as the beat behind new-wave icons Blondie, but he has played for everyone from The Ramones, Iggy Pop, Joan Jett, and the Romantics to Pete Townshend and Bob Dylan. Follow Clem on the road, playing as hard as ever in this all access documentary. Feel the energy behind the kit as Clem plays with Blondie at Hyde Park to 80,000 people, witness his tireless work ethic at The Cavern for Beatles week, where he plays 5 gigs in 24 hrs.
Preceded by:
“On Wisconsin” by Trapper Shoepp (Director: Mitchell Noffke + Trapper Shoepp)
In 1961, Bob Dylan wrote three unpublished verses for a song called “On Wisconsin”. In 2017, Milwaukee musician Trapper Schoepp set the verses to music, and created this music video featuring scores of Wisconsin musicians, filmmakers, politicians, and celebrities. 

While these additions do change some already announced room assignments, all previously announced screening times will remain the same. 

For more information about The Lake County Film Festival, visit http://lakecountyfilmfestival.org/
For more information about The College Of Lake County, visit http://www.clcillinois.edu/
For more information about The Gorton Community Center, visit https://gortoncenter.org/

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Press Contact:
Nat Dykeman

lakecountyfilmfestival@gmail.com

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