THE FOURTH DIMENSION
2012 CUFF Opening Night
Gene Siskel Film Center, 8pm
Filmmakers in person
Alexsei Fedorchenko, Harmony Korine, and Jan Kwiecinski, 106 min., Video, 2012, Russia/USA/Poland
The 2012 Chicago Underground Film Festival opens tonight with a special screening of The Fourth Dimension (2012), a film in three parts by Alexsei Fedorchenko, Harmony Korine, and Jan Kwiecinski. Watch the trailer (above), and if you’re in Chicago tonight, visit the Gene Siskel Film Center at 8pm to see the film. Also, there’s a CUFF after party at Rodan (1530 North Milwaukee Ave) tonight after the screening.
The CUFF festivities continue until June 7, so be sure to check out the schedule here. Below is a synopsis for The Fourth Dimension.
Vice Media’s Eddy Moretti brings together a trio of international directors to explore “the fourth dimension,” each bringing his own singular vision and interpretation to the concept. What is it? Where is it? What does it mean to the characters? What does it mean to you? The triptych opens with Harmony Korine’s “The Lotus Community Workshop,” as a motivational speaker named Val Kilmer (played by Val Kilmer) delivers a sermon at a roller rink. In Alexsei Fedorchenko’s “Chronoeye,” a Russian scientist builds a time machine in his apartment. The quasi-apocalyptic “Fawns” by Polish newcomer Jan Kwiecinski concludes this triumvirate as four friends stumble upon an abandoned village in the Polish countryside. Intense, hilarious and poignant, THE FOURTH DIMENSION is an unusual cinematic experience that you’d be crazy to miss. — CUFF