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Five filmmakers, one film at Music Box

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You've heard the saying, "Work hard, play hard." Well, how about working hard at play?

That's exactly what five local filmmakers have done, as they've collaborated on a feature-length documentary for the fourth installment of the Chicago360 documentary series, presented by Split Pillow, a nonprofit motion picture production and media literacy education company. . This year's theme: "PLAY."

The film, which premieres on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. the Music Box Theatre, is comprised of five mini-documentaries by John Firak, Sam Barber, R.J. Buckler, John Pappas and Jennifer Thornton. It explores the various ways that Chicagoans choose to spend their leisure time. You'll meet adult cheerleaders, house-music DJs, lovesick nerds, street-theatre performers, and a snow biker, among other unique characters. Tickets are $9.25, available at the door only.

Too busy working this week? There will be two additional screenings, on Saturday, May 30 at the Viaduct Theater (7 p.m.), and on Sunday, May 31 at the Hideout (4 p.m.). A Q&A with the filmmakers will follow each screening. Get tickets at

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