Empire Builder


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MIDWEST INDEPENDENCE-01Midwest Independence: Kris Swanberg

Empire Builder

  1. Thursday, March 24, 2016 7:00 p.m.
Image from the film Empire Builder
Jenny’s life has changed significantly since she had a baby. Her days of food activism and urban anthropology have been replaced by diapers and playtime at the park. When she inherits a cabin in Montana, she leaves the comfort of her Chicago high-rise and travels with her baby to a remote part of the country. While she waits for her husband to join her, she fashions a temporary life of independence for herself—one which takes an unsettling turn when she begins a dangerous relationship with the man her husband hired to fix the property. Director Kris Swanberg is scheduled to be present. (HDCam)