Facets presents a rare visit by former Chicagoan Jon Jost, a pioneer independent filmmaker who began his career in 1963 and also served alternative service during the Vietnam War. (His films include “Sure Fire,” “Angel City,” “6 Easy Pieces” and “All The Vermeers In New York.”) Jost will discuss his career with Facets film program director Charles Coleman after presenting his 2007 film “Over Here,” a $500-budgeted Portland-based collaboration between himself and his actors made over ten days. The subject? Modern-day disillusionment, weather and light. (76m, DVD.) An additional short has its Chicago premiere afterwards, “Mr. Right,” made with his students at Seoul’s Yonsei University (30m, DVD). (Ray Pride)
October 19 at Facets Cinematheque, 1517 West Fullerton, (773)281-9075, at 2pm.