54 years in the making, '63 Boycott world premieres this weekend at the Chicago International Film Festival on October 22 at 3:30PM, alongside Kartemquin short Edith+Eddie's Chicago premiere, in a program entitled Can't Turn Back at the fest.
Tickets available for purchase here.
The film, the story of the ongoing struggle for racial equity in Chicago Public Schools spanning from the historic 1963 Chicago Public School boycott to the present, will have its world premiere on the 54th anniversary of the boycott. Filmmakers Rachel Dickson, Tracye A. Matthews and Gordon Quinn as well as the film's subjects will be in attendance.
Coming off the heels of earning the Jury Award for Best Documentary Short at the Hamptons International Film Festival as well as its acceptance into the inaugural Meet the Press Film Festival in partnership with AFI, Edith+Eddie will have its Chicago premiere at the fest. Filmmaker Laura Checkoway will be in attendance.
Watch a teaser for '63 Boycott film below.
'63 Boycott will also have a special 54th anniversary screening at the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition on Saturday, October 21 at 1:00PM. RSVP and details HERE.
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