"These films explore how people "try on" life in different ways: taking a job in a white male-dominated profession, expanding identity through wigs and wigmaking, or discovering anatomy. Filmmakers will be on hand for a Q&A after the screening, and all Chicago Feminist Film Festival events are free and open to the public.
Strings Attached – (Katie Theel, USA) Chicago Premiere
A woman feels chained to domesticity, desperate for freedom from married life.
The Clitoris – (Lori Malépart-Traversy, Canada) Chicago Premiere
Women are lucky! They get to have the only organ in the human body dedicated exclusively for pleasure: the clitoris! In this humorous and instructive animated documentary, discover this unrecognized anatomy and its unknown herstory.
Dollface – (Layne Marie Williams, USA)
Dot and Max, a contemporary interracial couple, experience everything from the societal, religious, and racial pressures surrounding the mystery of marriage.
@Me – (Kristin Peterson, USA) Chicago Premiere
An amateur stand-up comedian seeks company digitally after bar close on a winter’s night. She engages the world through social media and her phone, but fails to connect fully with her surroundings and, ultimately, herself.
The Fall – (Qihui Gong, China/USA)
The Fall explores hair, the condition of baldness, and wigs.
Sista in the Brotherhood – (Dawn Jones Redstone, USA) Chicago Premiere
A black tradeswoman faces discrimination on a new jobsite and must choose between making a stand or keeping her job."