SB Cinema Shows Independent Art Film, “Secret Life, Secret Death”

The independent art film, Secret Life, Secret Death, will screen at the Sturgeon Bay Cinema, October 12 – 18. Director Genevieve Davis will be on hand for a talkback following the Oct. 12 screening.

Secret Life, Secret Death tells one woman’s story in the Chicago underworld of the 1920’s where Al Capone, Baby Face Nelson and John Dillinger appear as minor characters.

Davis’s grandmother features as a young mother in Gangland Chicago. Davis follows her grandmother’s trail to northern Wisconsin in the Great Depression, and the shady Hollywood Hotel, until her death under mysterious circumstances.

In this docudrama/mystery, Davis takes the audience on an unusual ride as she hunts down the hidden truth about her grandmother. Through the magic of green special effects, scenes from her grandmother’s life in the Flapper Era unfold, where crooks lurk within historic photographs.

This movie was shot in Chicago and Wisconsin. Some of the Chicago scenes are reenacted on period locations, like the Wisconsin Bed & Breakfast, which was the setting for the funeral of gangster Big Jim Colosimo.

Show times are Friday through Sunday at 4:30 pm, and Monday through Thursday at 5:30 pm.

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