Presented by the arts and entertainment organization Gen Art, this series of five Chicago premieres runs Tuesday, June 26, through Saturday, June 30, with screenings at the Music Box and Pipers Alley. Tickets are $20 and include admission to after-screening parties; for a complete schedule visit

Broken Heather Graham stars as a diner waitress trying to deal with a dangerous ex-boyfriend (Jeremy Sisto). Alan White directed; with Linda Hamilton and Tess Harper. 97 min. Also on the program: Byron Cunningham’s short Blindsight. Graham will attend the screening. a Tue 6/26, 8 PM, Music Box.

Crime Fiction An aspiring novelist who’s stuck in Chicago editing textbooks gets a creative jolt when his girlfriend, the toast of literary New York, turns up dead. Will Slocombe directed a script by Jonathan Elliot; with Elliot and Amy Sloan. 82 min. Also on the program: Brian Billow’s short Bodega. Slocombe, Elliot, Sloan, and Billow will attend the screening. a Wed 6/27, 7 PM, Pipers Alley.

Joshua Sam Rockwell and Vera Farmiga star as a wealthy Manhattan couple whose ten-year-old son begins to behave strangely after the mother gives birth to a second child. George Ratliff directed; with Celia Weston, Dallas Roberts, and Michael McKean. 105 min. Also on the program: Barney Elliott’s short True Colors. Ratliff and Elliott will attend the screening. a Thu 6/28, 7 PM, Pipers Alley.

Art accompanying story in printed newspaper (not available in this archive): Joshua.