Chicago Premiere of CREATIVE WRITING Tonight At Siskel
October 24, 2014 by Screenmag
The Chicago premiere of local director Seth McClellan's CREATIVE WRITING is tonight at the Siskel Film Center.
The film is about a community college class in creative writing that unexpectedly becomes a seething cauldron of resentment, fear, and half-baked racism. All the actors play fictionalized versions of themselves, including Chicago director McClellan (BEVEL’S LAST SERMON, KING IN CHICAGO), portraying the adjunct professor confronting layoff and personal failure while facing a diverse clutch of students whose delusions and wan efforts stand in stark contrast to the potentially powerful material of their daily lives. Truth is a sliding scale that has unforeseen consequences inside and outside of this suburban classroom. DCP digital. (BS)