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The 2nd weekend of The Lake County Film Festival!

Today we are showing the Dance To The Music program at Three Brothers Theatre in Waukegan, as well as the music/mental health documentary Get Out Alive

Tomorrow, we get into the full swing of things, with Guns, Guns, Guns (with writer/director Julie Herlocker in attendance) and A Shot Through The Wall at Three Brothers. At CLC we've got the music doc duo of Come On Time and The Fable Of A Song, as well as the Guns, Guns Guns shorts and Chicago-based narrative Our Father, with director Bradley Grant Smith & Producer Alex Thompson attending. 

On Saturday, we've got two seminars we are holding at CLC.

The first is a class on microbudget filmmaking with Michael Glover Smith. Michael had written and directed three feature films, including the LCFF 2019 feature Rendezvous In Chicago. He'll be talking about how he goes about making feature films on small budgets. 

The second class is with YouTube creative Jake Jarvi. Jake has shown many short films at the festival, as well as his feature film The Girl. These days, he runs a YouTube channel for musician Rob Scallon, which has 2.2 million subscribers and over 440 million video views.  (It looks like they just got another 3 million views in the 2 weeks since he's written this). He'll talk about the day to day grind of churning out endless content in a speedy and efficient manner. I'm assuming he enjoys it more than this synopsis might lead you to believe. 

On Saturday night, we're also VERY excited to be presenting Nikki Lynette in person for her screening of Get Out Alive. This will be her first time seeing it in a theater, and I know she's excited to answer your questions. 

On Sunday we've got another FULL day of movies, five screens at the College Of Lake County, as well as films at Three Brothers. 

On Monday, our closing night, we're showing The First Step at Three Brothers. The film documents CNN commentator Van Jones as we works with Jared Kushner and the Trump administration to pass a criminal reform bill. 

The Virtual Festival

The website for the virtual edition of the festival has officially launched. Ten features and ten short films have been selected to play virtually from November 18th - November 29.

Tickets are $10 for features and $5 for shorts programs (just like in person!), and can be purchased on any film page. Passes will let you screen all 20 programs for $50. 

While I have been using my computer to purchase tickets at other festivals, you can view the films on most smart TVs, or devices like the Roku or Firestick. Simply look for the app Eventive, and install it. 

Like last year, we are planning livestreamed Q&A's with the filmmakers. I have drawn up a temporary schedule in this spreadsheet. These will stream to our Facebook & YouTube pages, where you will be able to ask questions. Make sure you like, or subscribe, and turn on notifications if you want to know when we are live. You can also ask questions in our Discord

That's all for now. I'll be back next week with more info on the virtual festival. Feel free to reply to this message with any questions, and I hope to see you this weekend for more in person movies! 

Nat Dykeman 
Director - Lake County Film Festival

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