Elevated Films, the non-profit group that sponsored pre-release screenings of indie films on a North Side Whole Foods rooftop to raise money for charity last summer, has revealed a new lineup of screenings for summer 2016. Those who attended last year’s Elevated events may recall the innovative programming that brought in live bands to “open” for hit festival films like People Places Things and Queen of Earth. Proceeds from the screenings benefited local youth arts organizations such as Scenarios USA, After School Matters and Apprentice LAB.
This year, the first Elevated event will be a “Sheffield Skybox” screening (while the Cubs are on the road, naturally) of Marc Meyers’ How He Fell in Love. This romantic drama, about an affair between a musician (Orange is the New Black’s Matt McGorry) and a married woman (Homeland’s Amy Hargreaves), has already earned raves on the festival circuit for its lead performances and is scheduled to open theatrically in the U.S. later in the year. Doors open at 7pm and attendees can look forward to live music and free snacks, including SkinnyPop popcorn, before the film begins at sunset. If it rains, the event will move to the indoor lounge where the film will be shown on multiple screens.
Subsequent Elevated events include Whole Foods rooftop screenings of Ira Sachs’ Little Men in July and Chad Hartigan’s Morris from America in August. For more information, visit the Elevated Films website.