Live Art Series: The After Image Film Festival

Water Street Studios

Jun. 28, 2019, 03:00 pm

160 s water street studios
PHONE 630-761-9977

Image taken from scene in “CONTAMINATED MEMORIES”

Batavia, IL—The June edition of Water Street Studios’ Live Art Series will feature an evening of films and film-related programming courtesy of the brand-new After Image Film Festival. You are invited to join us on June 28, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.

Following cocktail hour, the program will commence with the unveiling of the official line-up for the 2019 After Image Film Festival. The line-up will include a diverse range of programming including films that premiered at major festivals such as Sundance, SXSW and the Toronto Film Festival, as well as films made by Chicago-area directors. Attendees will then be treated to a sneak preview of one of the short films that will be presented during the festival in September.

After a brief intermission, the evening will continue with a screening of CONTAMINATED MEMORIES, produced by Chicago-based Kartemquin Films (“Hoop Dreams,” “Minding the Gap”). In 1985, Penny Beerntsen was brutally attacked on a beach in Wisconsin after which she identified Steven Avery as her attacker. Based primarily upon her eyewitness testimony, Avery was convicted, but eighteen years into his 32-year sentence, a devastating discovery occurs.

Filmmaker Debra Tolchinsky will be in attendance for a post-screening Q&A.
Disclaimer: CONTAMINATED MEMORIES is intended for mature audiences and includes some graphic language.

Event Details
Friday, June 28, 2019
Tickets available online at
$10 in advance | $15 at the door
For mature audiences only

● Doors open and cocktails at 6:00 p.m.
● Festival line-up unveiling and short film screening at 6:30 p.m.
● Brief intermission at 7:00 p.m.
● Screening of CONTAMINATED MEMORIES followed by filmmaker Q&A at 7:15pm

About AfterImage Film Festival
The AfterImage Film Festival (AIFF) is an annual event serving the Fox Valley region of Illinois and strives to be one of the premier film festivals in the Midwest. The AfterImage Film Festival will be held Sept. 26 – 29, 2019. Founded in 2018, AfterImage was formed by the dedicated volunteers of the Geneva Film Festival. The first edition of the AfterImage Film Festival will include a wide range of programming that includes both feature length and short films, narratives and documentaries, American independents and foreign language titles.

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