C-U Blogfidential just learned that the long-form music video THE LIFELINE: TRILOGY, featuring the music of Chicago quintet The Lifeline and directed by University of Illinois alumnus Chris Folkens, will play the Windy City as part of the “First Tuesday” series curated by the Midwest Independent Film Festival, formerly Chicago Community Cinema. Opening for IN THE FAMILY, an autobiographical documentary about hereditary issues directed by Joanna Rudnick and produced by Kartemquin Films (STEVIE), TRILOGY should unfold around 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 3, at Landmark’s Century Centre Cinema, 2828 N. Clark St., Chicago.

THE LIFELINE: TRILOGY uses three songs from the band’s full-length, For All Who Triumph, to dramatize a tale of loss and redemption involving a soldier (Evan Dollard) and his lover (Sheva Leigh). Filmed with Panasonic HD gear last summer in Chicago, Wisconsin, and Monticello’s Allerton Park, the concept video is now being submitted to festivals by Folkens’ Mystic Films. Numerous fellow UIUC alums contributed, including Dollard, Leigh, and Lifeline violinist/manager Rebecca Faber; locals may remember Dollard from previous Folkens shorts, TRIAD and CRY FOR ME, while millions more recently watched him win the men’s bracket on the revived AMERICAN GLADIATORS.

~ Jason Pankoke

[Updated 9/12/12, 7:30 p.m. CST]

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