Fat Rabbit: Cinema Alshaibi
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.
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.
While the lineup of films for the night is not set yet, below is a sampling of their work that you might see. It’s the extremely NSFW Self-Contained, featuring Kristie trussed up with Saran Wrap.