With equal parts naivete and requisite chutzpah, filmmaker Judith Helfand sets out on a quest to see if America’s disaster preparedness industry could be used to tackle what might be the deadliest man-made disaster of all – extreme poverty. With Chicago’s 1995 heat disaster at its dramatic core -- when 739 Chicago residents, most of them poor, elderly and African American, died over the course of one hot July week -- Cooked asks questions about the politics of disaster every city will have to answer: disaster preparedness for some or community resilience for all?
Gordon Quinn: Chicago's #1 Screen Gem
October 3, 2013 2:09 pm
Spring Showcase is Sold Out!
May 17, 2013 9:38 am
Spring Showcase directors preview their sneak previews
May 13, 2013 12:39 pm
Kartemquin previews four new films at “Spring Showcase” at Gene Siskel Film Center May 19
April 30, 2013 3:29 pm