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Evanston’s Talking Pictures Festival this weekend will highlight independent films from around the world mixed with brand new offerings by local filmmakers.

The three-day event, billed as Evanston’s first film festival,  is packed with short films, documentaries and features.

Short film programs range from Neil Ira Needleman’s bittersweet “Corner Delancey” to Chicagoan Jodie Mack’s animated “Yard Work is Hard Work.”

The line-up of documentaries includes “Pray the Devil Back to Hell” and Andrea Kreuzhage’s “1000 Journals.” Among the fiction films are the mockumentary “Off Off Broadway” by Jeff Huston and “Treeless Mountain” by So Yong Kim.

Films will be screened Friday through Sunday, May 1-3, at four different venues: Block Cinema at the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Boocoo Cultural Center and Café, the Evanston Public Library and After Hours Movie Rentals. More information is available online. Tickets for most events are $8.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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