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  1. Imprisoned

    September 26, 2019, 3:30 PM

    Presented in cooperation with the Illinois State University School of Theatre and Dance. This is a pay-what-you-can screening, with all proceeds going to student scholarships. Director and ISU Alum Paul Kampf will host a Q&A session following the film. In this new film, Dylan Burke (Juan Pablo Raba) attempts to move on from his former life as a criminal with his true love, Maria (Juana Acosta). He soon realizes that his past will continue to haunt him when he learns the new local prison warden, Daniel Calvin (Laurence Fishburne), has not forgiven him for an old crime. Calvin does everything in his power to make sure that Burke pays for his past mistakes, even going as far as to frame him for a murder he didn't commit, landing him back in jail. When the prison erupts into a riot, Burke and Calvin are each forced to make a choice between righteousness and revenge. R / 104 min.

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  2. Manhattan Short 2019

    September 26, 2019, 7:00 PM

    Always a popular event for us, Normal Theater film-goers will unite with audiences in over 300 cities spanning six continents to view and judge the work of the next generation of filmmakers from around the world. The Final Ten are screened simultaneously across the world during a one-week period (September 26 to October 6, 2019), with the Best Film and Best Actor awards determined by ballots cast by the audiences in each participating venue. The Final Ten MANHATTAN SHORT finalists hail from seven countries with films from France, Iran, Canada, Finland, and Germany alongside two films from USA and a record three from the United Kingdom. These Final Ten films represent the best short films from among 1,250 submissions from 70 countries received by MANHATTAN SHORT for 2019, testimony to the enduring vibrancy and creativity of short films worldwide. For more information on the films please visit

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