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Film Lounge – Episode 701

Coming on January 29

Run Time: 60 min.

“The Film Lounge” is a television series that showcases short, independent films by Iowa artists. Each
one-hour episode includes a collection of short films (2-20 minutes in length) that represent a range of
artistic forms, including documentary, animated and experimental work. The episodes also feature
interviews with the contributing filmmakers plus spotlight features that highlight the importance and impact
of film across Iowa. The series is produced by Iowa PBS in partnership with the Iowa Arts Council and
Produce Iowa. More information can be found at



“Bed Bugs” initially presents itself to be about a young woman suffering from bed bugs, but the narrative slowly reveals a deeper truth. Created by Kaitlyn Busbee, Clive.

“Black Excellence” celebrates African American culture. It utilizes old school vibes in a dark night club. Created by Antonio Chalmers, Cedar Rapids.

“It Is Other” is an exploration in animation, sound design and dream logic. It deals with the vastness of being, the quiet longing of loneliness and the strange discovery of the new. Created by Charles Borowicz, Des Moines.

Spotlight feature on The Sioux City International Film Festival

“The Aspirant” plays with themes of love and separation in a futuristic world different from our own. By playing with the known versus unknown, we tell a story that asks new questions about human connection. Directed by Adam Orton, Cedar Rapids.

“Sea Dogs” is a comedic cartoon meant to entertain the whole family. Produced by Spencer Loucks, Iowa City.

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