The 2016 Chicago International Film Festival today announced the complete film and event lineup, including the International Feature Competition, Documentary Competition and Special Presentations.
Random Acts of Legacy
NAME OF FILM: RANDOM ACTS OF LEGACY
DIRECTOR(S): Ali Kazimi
GENRE: Documentary Film
SYNOPSIS: A rare and illuminating glimpse of midcentury American life, this touching documentary introduces us to a unique Chicago family. From the 1930s on, first-generation Chinese immigrant Silas Fung captured his family’s bourgeois life in copious 16mm home movies. The Fungs fervently embraced their adopted home, from fried-chicken picnics to an obsession with the 1933 World’s Fair. The American family, the film implies, fits no single image.