Chicago-Made Slamdance Winner ‘Waiting for the Light to Change’ Opens at Siskel

The theatrical premiere is here for a Chicago made festival favorite. Freestyle Digital Media, the digital film distribution division of Byron Allen’s Allen Media Group, is pleased to announce both theatrical and digital release dates for filmmaker Linh Tran’s debut film, the dramatic feature WAITING FOR THE LIGHT TO CHANGE — the 2023 Slamdance Film Festival ‘Grand Jury Prize’ winner for ‘Best Narrative Feature.’ WAITING FOR THE LIGHT TO CHANGE will be available to rent/own on all digital HD internet, cable, and satellite platforms in North America, as well as on DVD, starting on October 20, 2023 through Freestyle Digital Media. The acquisition of WAITING FOR THE LIGHT TO CHANGE kicks off Freestyle Digital Media’s first-look with DePaul University’s School of Cinematic Arts and its Indie Studio Initiative, which produces DePaul student feature films. 

Prior to the October 20, 2023 digital release date, a limited week-long theatrical engagement for WAITING FOR THE LIGHT TO CHANGE is scheduled Chicago. 

  • Chicago – September 22-28, 2023 at Chicago’s Gene Siskel Film Center. Immediately following the Saturday (9/23/23, 6:00pm)Sunday (9/24/23, 3:00pm), and Wednesday (9/27/23, 6:00pm) showings, there will be Q&A sessions with WAITING FOR THE LIGHT TO CHANGE director/writer Linh Tran (9/23 and 9/24 showings only), actress Jin Park, producer Jewells Santos, and executive producer James Choi. Tickets are now available for purchase on the Gene Siskel Film Center website:  https://www.siskelfilmcenter.org/waiting-light-change

Here’s your first look at the film…

WAITING FOR THE LIGHT TO CHANGE takes place over the course of a week-long beachside getaway. Set over several days in and around a lake house in Michigan, the film follows five twenty-somethings who gather for a small getaway in the early spring. But with little to do in the small, lakeside town, everyone finds themselves dealing with the sort of malaise that happens in one’s early-to-mid twenties: growing older, establishing a career, finding a purpose in life, going over past regrets, and anxious about what the future might hold.

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