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Chicago at the Crossroad Film Series - Chicago Cultural Center

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Chicago Cultural Center

78 E Washington St

Chicago, IL 60602

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Screening and discussion of the must see film "Chicago at the Crossroad," exploring topics of housing, community, and violence prevention.

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You are invited to attend this public screening to view the documentary film Chicago at the Crossroad and engage in a meaningful follow-up discussion with panelists at the Chicago Cultural Center - Claudia Cassidy Theater at 6 PM on February 26th at 78 E Washington St. Food and beverages will be provided by The Firehouse Community Art Center - featuring their award winning culinary training program.

Chicago at the Crossroad is a documentary film that chronicles the impact of housing policy in Chicago and opens a rare historical window into the systematic creation of poverty stricken communities plagued by decades of disinvestment. Chicago at the Crossroad is a must see documentary for all who live in our city. Using Chicago as a case study, Chicago at the Crossroad can be a catalyst to create an open and honest dialog on how we got here and what we can do to reduce violence and poverty.

Thought leaders will lead a discussion following the film screening to include community, housing, and violence prevention issues.

In Partnership with the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, The Firehouse Community At Center, Sinai Community Institute, and Schodorf Media Creative.

6:00 - Reception

6:30 - Film

7:30 - Panel

Link: Trailer

Link: Website

Parking/ Transportation information: State/Lake and Washington/ Wabash are nearby CTA stops that service the Brown, Green, Pink, Green, and Orange lines. If driving, you can park in either metered street parking or in nearby parking garages. See the link below to reserve a spot in a garage at a discounted rate:

https://spothero.com/chicago/chicago-cultural-center-parking

Filmmaker Bio: Brian Schodorf is a television and film producer, director, and writer with 12 Emmy Nominations and an Emmy Award for the national feature documentary The Wayman Tisdale Story which aired on ESPN and NBA-TV. Schodorf was named the Media Professional of the Year in his home state of Kansas by the Topeka Capital Journal in the same year. Schodorf has developed a trademark style of tackling social issues and revealing the interconnectedness of politics, social systems, and the human heart. His first documentary, Poverty in Chicago, aired nationally on PBS and documented the homelessness epidemic in downtown Chicago. His second documentary film, Greensburg, the story of a small Kansas town devastated by a tornado was nominated for an Emmy Award for Best Documentary. He served 6 years as the Director of the City of Chicago’s tourism video division with Choose Chicago before launching his independent video production company Schodorf Media Creative in 2018 - working with clients in various industry verticals across the country. His 4th and most recent film, Chicago at the Crossroad, explores Chicago’s violence and segregation issues and has played at major film festivals across the United States. He resides in Chicago, IL and is a graduate of Columbia College Chicago with a Bachelors Degree in Television Production and a Masters Degree in Media Management.

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