• “Game Keepers Without Game”

An adopted teenage girl is tumultuously reunited with her birth family in Game Keepers Without Game, the austere 2009 debut feature by prolific British experimental filmmaker Emily Wardill, who adapted Pedro Calderón de la Barca’s 1635 play Life is a Dream to contemporary London.

Game Keepers Without Game has its Chicago premiere at the School of the Art Institute’s Eye & Ear Clinic, 112 S. Michigan Ave., Flaxman Theater Room 1307. It’s free.

Wardill presents Chicago premieres of her short films The Diamond (Descartes’ Daughter) (2008), Born Winged Animals and Honey Gatherers of the Soul (2005), Basking in What Feels Like ‘An Ocean Of Grace’ I Soon Realise That I’m Not Looking at It, But Rather I Am It, Recognising Myself (2006), Ben (2007), and Sick Serena and Dregs and Wreck and Wreck (2007), in Everything I Tell You Now Is True, Thursday 4/8 at 6 p.m. at the Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State St. Presented by Conversations at the Edge and Refracted Lens. $10.

Wardill will attend the screenings.