A huge thank you to Filmmaker Magazine who just released a great write-up on Chicago's Newcity Film 50 list, "..a list of 50 people who comprise a composite snapshot of the Windy City’s community of media creators."
The Newcity list, compiled by Ray Pride, features a diverse range of Chicago filmmakers from well-knowns like Joe Swanberg to experimental filmmaker and animator, Jim Trainer. Filmmaker Magazine editor, Scott Macaulay, writes,
"But, for me, it all comes back to discovery, so the Film 50 is essential as it reveals for the first time folks like Emily Esperanza, pictured above. In Pride’s profile, she says she’s 'interested in soundscapes, the tension suspended between extremes, nostalgic sensibilities, themes of exile and displacement, the subtleties of eroticism, guerrilla approaches and lo-fi/discarded aesthetics.' After being 'tired of paying festival submission fees,' she took her own work on the road this past summer and, working as a curator, she is developing a series intended to push aesthetic boundaries."
Check out the full Filmmaker Magazine article HERE.
And the complete Newcity Film50 list HERE.