Live Art Series Presents: The AfterImage Film Festival

Friday, Jun 28, 2019 6 – 9 pm

160 S. Water
Batavia, IL 60510

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The June edition of Water Street Studios’ Live Art Series will feature an evening of films and film-related programming courtesy of the brand-new AfterImage Film Festival. You are invited to join us on June 28, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.

Following cocktail hour, the program will commence with the unveiling of the official line-up for the 2019 AfterImage Film Festival. The line-up will include a diverse range of programming including films that premiered at major festivals such as Sundance, SXSW and the Toronto Film Festival, as well as films made by Chicago-area directors. Attendees will then be treated to a sneak preview of one of the short films that will be presented during the festival in September.

After a brief intermission, the evening will continue with a screening of CONTAMINATED MEMORIES, produced by Chicago-based Kartemquin Films (“Hoop Dreams,” “Minding the Gap”). In 1985, Penny Beerntsen was brutally attacked on a beach in Wisconsin after which she identified Steven Avery as her attacker. Based primarily upon her eyewitness testimony, Avery was convicted, but eighteen years into his 32-year sentence, a devastating discovery occurs.

Filmmaker Debra Tolchinsky will be in attendance for a post-screening Q&A.

CONTAMINATED MEMORIES is intended for mature audiences and includes some graphic language.

Event Details:

Friday, June 28, 2019 at 6:00-9:00PM

Tickets available online at

$10 in advance | $15 at the door

For mature audiences only


About AfterImage Film Festival

The AfterImage Film Festival (AIFF) is an annual event serving the Fox Valley region of Illinois and strives to be one of the premier film festivals in the Midwest. The AfterImage Film Festival will be held Sept. 26 – 29, 2019. Founded in 2018, AfterImage was formed by the dedicated volunteers of the Geneva Film Festival. The first edition of the AfterImage Film Festival will include a wide range of programming that includes both feature length and short films, narratives and documentaries, American independents and foreign language titles.

About Water Street Studios

Water Street Studios is a nonprofit art center located in Batavia, Illinois. Our mission is to help make the arts more accessible to the Fox Valley region and beyond. Our vision is to be a cultural hub in the Midwest. We provide our community with art classes, artist studios, community events, gallery exhibitions, free programs for under-resourced families and schools, private events in a historic venue, and more. Learn more at

Water Street Studios is committed to maintaining a welcoming and safe environment for all people regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, or disability.

Screening of CONTAMINATED MEMORIES followed by filmmaker Q&A at 7:15pm

Brief intermission at 7:00 p.m.

Festival line-up unveiling and short film screening at 6:30 p.m.

Doors open and cocktails at 6:00 p.m.