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2019 CHA/DePaul Doc Film Premiere with Co-host Chaz Ebert

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Chicago Cultural Center

78 East Washington Street

Chicago, IL 60602

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COME SUPPORT THE NEWEST FEMALE VOICES IN DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKING

Join us for the premiere of four powerful short films by 16 female Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) residents exploring culture and community through their unique lens. This year's themes include a celebration of self-expression through hair, a positive perspective on Chicago's South Side, and humanizing our approach to drug addiction and homelessness.

The four documentary films are a result of the 2018 DePaul/CHA documentary filmmaking program; a six-week summer intensive where CHA highschoolers have the opportunity to learn all aspects of filmmaking from DePaul graduate film students and award-winning faculty mentors. They engage in every level of production including pre-production, camera operation, lighting, sound, and post-production.

WITH SPECIAL GUEST CHAZ EBERT

Chaz Ebert of RogerEbert.com will participate in a post-screening discussion about the film topics and the power of documentary storytelling. Chaz visited the program last summer while the documentaries were in production. “ I was so excited about the program that I went to speak to the future filmmakers. I wanted them to know that I too became interested in film while I was living in CHA housing. It is important to me that they look to the future to see how what they bring to the program can help change the direction of their lives,” Chaz explained.

FOR AN UNFORGETTABLE LINE-UP OF DOCUMENTARY FILMS

The collection of award-winning films to be screened in the Claudia Cassidy Theater (2nd Floor) include: BIRTHDAY, SOUTH SIDE PRIDE, WITHOUT DYING & PHENOMENALLY ME.


"As filmmakers, we have the unique opportunity to provide a voice for those who might not otherwise be heard. We have the ability to humanize polarizing narratives and bring awareness to the social causes that concern us most.” - Liliane Calfee, Program Director.



GETTING THERE

- Location -

The event will be held in the GAR Rotunda and Claudia Cassidy Theater located on the 2nd floor of the Cultural Center. For easiest access, come in through the Randolph St (north side) entrance.

- Public Transportation -

We highly recommend public transporation. Both Chicago Transit Authority buses and trains, and Metra’s commuter rail lines stop conveniently near the Cultural Center.

El: Pink, Orange, Green, Brown, Purple to Randolph; Blue to Washington; Red to Lake.

Bus: 3, 4, 6, 10, 14, 26, 143, 144, 146, 147, 151, 157.

- Parking -

If you are driving, convenient (yet PRICEY) parking is located in the Millennium Park Garage, Grant Park North, Grant Park South and East Monroe Garages. For more information or directions for any of these parking garages, visit www.millenniumgarages.com or call 312.616.0600.

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