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This collection of narrative shorts features four dramas and one comedy.


Hear from the stars, experts, writers, and filmmakers in this post-screening discussion:

In this program

Fort Irwin

Directed by Quinn Else

An amputee actor at Fort Irwin enters the artificial military simulation to confront his real combat trauma.

The Sweatshirt

Directed by Jonah Saesan

Two friends make a routine stop to retrieve favorite sweatshirt from an ex-boyfriend only to find that are forced to go head-to-head with one of Chicago’s most despicable exes.

Walking Point

Directed by Jr., RJ Nevens, Jr.

A young Marine and his donated canine companion must survive battle in the Pacific in order to fulfill two promises made prior to being shipped out.

Early Light

Directed by Ted Schneider

Two veterans turn to the healing power of horses to battle their PTSD.

Amazing Grace

Directed by Nina Brissey

A young woman looking after her father, a Vietnam Veteran struggling with alcoholism and PTSD, learns that the challenges of everyday life requires an extraordinary amount of patience, understanding, loveā€¦ and grace.

Dates & Times


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Sat, May 22
4:30 pm