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Fat Rabbit: Cinema Alshaibi

By Mike Everleth ⋅ June 21, 2010

June 26
8:00 p.m.
Fat Rabbit
1711 S. Halsted,
Chicago, IL 60608

Hosted by: Usama and Kristie Alshaibi

Married Chicago transgressive filmmakers Kristie and Usama¬†Alshaibi will be screening a selection of films the couple have made together and individually between 1998 and 2010. The screening will include both 16mm films and video. Plus, there will be a screening of the trailer of Usama’s latest feature film Profane. The event is free. And you can watch the trailer for Profane below.

The Alshaibis have been making films for a long time and, in the early ‘o0s, they organized their own film festival, the Z Film Festival, so they know how to put on a good show. And, while the event is free, it is a fundraiser of sorts to raise finishing funds for Profane. So, they’ll be selling DVD collections of their films, as well as a copy of their book A History of Flying Vaginas.

You can also read up on the Alshaibi’s at Usama’s blog or at the website for their production company, ArtVamp.