Interviews: Illinois Short Filmmakers at 2011 Chicago International Film Festival

Chicago – One of the exciting events at the Chicago International Film Festival is the “City & State” Short Film Spotlight, highlighting local filmmakers presenting new or emerging short films. Two notable directors from the October 10th screening are Anna Musso (”L Train”) and Alaric S. Rocha (”Winter”).

Winter” and “L Train” were shown, along with “The Vacuum Kid,” “The Ghosts,” “The Doctor’s Wife” and “The Truth” on City & State Shorts night, and caught up with two directors at the afterparty, talking to them about the background for their passionate short films.

Anna Musso, Writer and Director of “L Train

L Train” is remarkable, using Chicago’s transit system as a symbol for life’s journeys. Sunny (Khadijah Davis) is a high school student whose misery is apparent on her daily commute. A chance encounter with a fellow passenger replaces that misery with something different, something that may be a cause for redemption.
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