16 SHOTS Chicago Premiere - CMP

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16 SHOTS Chicago Premiere - CMP

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Performance Hall at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts 915 East 60th Street University of Chicago Chicago, IL 60637

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You are invited to the Chicago Premiere of 16 SHOTS, SHOWTIME's new documentary from Academy Award® nominee Rick Rowley. Following the screening there will be a panel discussion with Director Rick Rowley, Producer Jacqui Soohen, civilian witness to the shooting Jose Torres, Journalist and Executive Director and Founder of the Invisible Institute Jamie Kalven, and community organizer and social justice activist Will Calloway.


16 SHOTS examines the 2014 shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald by Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke and the cover-up that ensued. After the police initially declared the shooting as justified, journalists and activists fought for footage of the event to be released, sending the Chicago Police Department and local Chicago government officials into upheaval as the community demanded justice. Director Richard Rowley’s film dissects the cover-up through first-hand witness accounts which led to the unprecedented conviction that fractured the political landscape of Chicago.


16 SHOTS premieres on SHOWTIME on Friday, June 14.