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Five Worth Finding: Movie short, 'Kaepernick,' ice cream and more
2022-08-14

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—Fraud: Non-binary director Zen Zadih Pace's debut narrative short, Fraud—starring trans actress Dana Aliya Levinson (STARZ's American Gods) and Babak Tafti (Showtime's Super Pumped)—was selected for the Tribeca Film Festival. In the short, a trans rocker girl getting by with petty credit-card theft is forced to question who she wants to be when her latest target surprises her with an unforeseen proposition. See www.fraudthefilm.com .

—Kaepernick & America: Streaming everywhere starting Friday, Sept. 2, the award-winning documentary Kaepernick & America explores the intersection between former NFL player Colin Kaepernick's anthem protests and the reactions they spurred in the United States, revealing unique insights into this country's ongoing racial turmoil. The film includes conversations with Don Lemon, DeRay Mckesson, Pam Oliver, Steve Wyche, Nate Boyer, Hue Jackson and April Dinwoodie. (Lemon is also an executive producer.) A trailer is at https://vimeo.com/705549189.

—eCreamery ice cream: During these waning days of summer, hang on to the season by grabbing eCreamery's 2022 Limited Time Summer Flavor Collection. The collection includes Strawberry Shortcake (my personal fave), Rocky Road, Waffle Cone Crunch and Mango Sorbet. Check out https://ecreamery.com/collections/curated-flavor-collections-for-every-special-occasion/products/limited-time-4-pint-ice-cream-collection-summer.

—Sweet Mandy B's: This renowned bakery—now being helmed by Tommy Wang and top pastry chef Sherrie Tan, and celebrating its 20th anniversary—is hosting a month-long lineup of specials to benefit Chicago Public Schools. For example, the first 20 customers who visit the Lincoln Park location, 1208 W. Webster Ave., every Monday through Thursday in August will receive a free item (cookie, cupcake, cake slice or bar) with a $10 minimum purchase. (There's also a site in Streeterville, at 254 E. Ontario St.) By the way, don't dare call this a "cupcake place," as there are also puddings, brownies, cakes (including wedding cakes) and more. Check out sweetmandybs.com/ for more info.

—Person, Place or Thing: If you're into game shows and/or the hilarious actress/comedienne Melissa Peterman (TV's Young Sheldon), this new series will be your … thing. A take on 20 Questions, contestants have to ask Peterman (the host) yes-or-no questions to narrow things down to get to the right answer. (Locally, it airs on WPWR-TV at 3:30 p.m. on weekday afternoons.)

—Andrew Davis


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