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Presented by the Chicago-based documentary production and distribution company Terra Nova Films, the eighth annual Silver Images Film Festival runs Monday, April 29, through Wednesday, May 29, at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington; Chicago Dept. on Aging Central West Center, 2102 W. Ogden; Columbia College Hokin Center, 623 S. Wabash; Dominican Univ., 7000 W. Division, River Forest; Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington, Evanston; Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State; Illinois Masonic Medical Center, 836 W. Wellington; Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum, 1852 W. 19th St.; Northwestern Memorial Hospital, 251 E. Huron; Plymouth Place, 315 N. La Grange Rd., La Grange Park; South Suburban Hospital, 17800 S. Kedzie, Hazel Crest; and Temple Sholom, 3480 N. Lake Shore. Unless otherwise noted, admission is free and films will be shown on video. For more information call 773-881-6940. Following is the schedule for April 29 through May 2; a complete festival schedule is available on-line at www.chicagoreader.com.

MONDAY, APRIL 29

Short films, program one

Three films: Swing, 100 Years of Women, and My Father's Hopes. (Plymouth Place, 1:30)

Cyril's Last Trip

Marc Grandsard directed this 2001 documentary about his grandfather, Cyril Grandsard, a veteran of the Normandy landing who recently returned to France. 52 min. The director and his subject will both attend the screening. (Columbia College, 6:30)

TUESDAY, APRIL 30

Short films, program two

Three films: Journey With Me: Stories of Growing Older, Learning to Fly, and Whose Shoes Are These. (Dominican Univ., 9:30 am)

Short films, program three

Four films: Learning to Fly; My Father's Hopes; Martha Heine, Tapestry Weaver; and Journey With Me: Stories of Growing Older. (Northwestern Memorial, 11:00 am)

Life Stories

An hour-long anthology of stories written by seniors in a creative writing class. (Northwestern Memorial, 12:45)

WEDNESDAY, MAY 1

Short films, program four

Two films: Big Mama and My Mother Dreams the Satan's Disciples of New York. (Chicago Dept. on Aging Central West Center, 10:00 am)

Short films, program five

Four films: Bomba: Dancing the Drum, Voice of an Angel, The Music Tree, and My Father's Lunch. (Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum, 11:00 am)

Short films, program six

Two films: Voice of an Angel and My Mother Dreams the Satan's Disciples of New York. (Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum, 11:00 am)

Short films, program four

See listing this date above. Also on the program, a performance by the Senior Radio Players. (Chicago Cultural Center, 6:30)

Short films, program seven

In the satisfying documentary The Yard People: An Intergenerational Love Story (1999, 25 min.), W.J. Hardiman interviews a group of pioneering black residents from Buffalo, New York, whose informal neighborhood socials, begun in the 1940s, paved the way for the city's blossoming black middle class. (Reece Pendleton) On the same program, My Mother Dreams the Satan's Disciples of New York. (Evanston Public Library, 7:15)

THURSDAY, MAY 2

Short films, program eight

Six films: Atlantic, Mr. Reubens Goes to Mars, My Father's Lunch, Voice of an Angel, Buddy and Grace, and My Father's Hopes. (Illinois Masonic, 9:00 am)

Short films, program eight

See listing this date above. Admission is $5, which includes a breakfast served one hour prior to the screening. (South Suburban Hospital, 9:30 am)

Short films, program nine

Two films: Chocolate Sharks and Whose Shoes Are These. (Temple Sholom, 11:00 am)

Sixty Years Together

Moshe Yonas directed this 1999 Israeli documentary about three longtime married couples living in a home for the elderly in Petah Tikva. 30 min. (Temple Sholom, 1:00)

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