DAY TWO: Tony Scott-Green, Composer of ‘Sink’ at Chicago International Film Fest, Oct. 14, 2021

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CHICAGO – It’s Day Two of the just-begun 57th Chicago International Film Festival (CIFF), and the spotlight shines on local short films at the CITY & STATE program, which includes ”Sink” directed by Curtis Matzke, with music composed by Tony Scott-Green. Click the titles for more information.

The 57th Chicago International Film Festival DAY TWO features screenings in theater, at the drive-in and virtual/online. Click here for a complete how-to guide on navigating the 57th CIFF. And click DAY TWO for the complete line up of films.

’Sink,’ Original Music by Tony Scott-Green (inset) at the 57th CIFF
Photo credit: Chicago International Film Festival

EVENT OF THE DAY: Industry Days (click here) are ongoing until from today through October 17th. It is an opportunity to get an insiders view of the filmmaking industry, from the movers and shakers.

APPEARANCES OF THE DAY: 4:00pm: “The Gravedigger’s Wife Q&A” … Livestream Q&A with director Khadar Ayderus Ahmed. 5:30pm: “Punch 9 for Harold Washington” … Special Guests Scheduled to Attend. 8:30pm: “Mayor Pete” … Special Guests Scheduled to Attend. 9:30pm: “Broadcast Signal Intrusion” … Special Guests Scheduled to Attend. 

FILM OF THE DAY: “Shorts 1: Expanding Sensibilities (City & State)” - Local filmmakers comprised this always special program. A young student questions the meaning of success while vying for a spot at the prestigious National Spelling Bee in “Winning in America.” In “Close Ties to Home Country,” an immigrant dog walker finds connection in the hearts of the wealthy pets she cares for. “Sink” an experimental horror film told entirely from above the bathroom sink. Media installation artist Yvette Mayorga produces mesmerizing work in “Monochromatic Dreams.” In “Get Well Soon" a woman is concerned about her family members’ illness. Older generations are forced to question their worth while facing unmet emotional needs in “Speck of Dust.” A filmmaker grapples with their father’s early stages of Alzheimer’s in “By the Time I Reach Him.” And “The Year I Went Looking for Birds” explores a precious archive of collected materials.

In an interview via Zoom with Composer Tony Scott-Green of “Sink,” by Patrick McDonald of, the intricacies of scoring a film are discussed …

The 57th Chicago International Film Festival runs through October 24th, 2021. Click here for schedules and to purchase tickets. senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

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