Crime

Monday, March 23, 2015 3:00 pm

Chicago Cultural Center - GAR Hall and Rotunda
77 East Randolph Street
Chicago, IL

The Indie Caucus, along with WTTW, WNET, PBS, POV, Independent Lens, and ITVS, will be in Chicago for the third and final stop in the National Listening Tour for Independent Films on PBS.

Hosted by
Kartemquin Films,
371 Productions,
Chicago Film Office, and
City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events

Make your voice heard on the last stop of the PBS Listening Tour in Chicago. This is your chance to help set the priorities and share ideas around strengthening viewership, distribution, and community engagement of independent film.

It's our final chance to be heard. We need YOU to be there and to speak up. Please rsvp here: https://pbslisteningtourchicago.eventbrite.com

If you are in or around Chicago, please join this important conversation.

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 12:00 am

Ohio, USA ,

Finding Yingying from director Jiayan "Jenny" Shi will be available for streaming in Ohio from October 6-11,2020 as part of the Chagrin Documentary Film Festival. 

The Chagrin Documentary Film Festival is dedicated to educating audiences and empowering talented filmmakers to tell their stories. 

Buy virtual pass.

ABOUT THE FILM

Finding Yingying, a vérité documentary, tells the story of the Zhang family, who arrive in the United States from China in search of their missing 26-year-old daughter, Yingying. An international student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Yingying was only in the U.S. for six weeks before disappearing in the summer of 2017. Unlike typical crime stories, Finding Yingying is a personal, intimate story about a family dealing with grief and finding resolution, and who Yingying was – why she came to the U.S. to study, and the challenges of finding justice as foreigners in the U.S.

Finding Yingying was awarded the SXSW 2020 Documentary Feature Special Jury Prize for Breakthrough Voice.

Friday, August 28, 2020 12:00 am

Denver, CO,

Finding Yingying from director Jiayan "Jenny" Shi will be available for streaming in Colorado from Tuesday, August 28th, 2020 through Friday, August 31st as part of the Denver Film Societies' Virtual Cinema Women+Film. 

Women+Film showcases documentaries, narratives, and short films celebrating the best in women-centric programming; both by and about women. These thought-provoking stories of women from around the world are sure to inspire all audiences. Come be inspired by the powerhouses in filmmaking that come to discuss the films in person and the important issues they cover.

Visit the Denver Film website for tickets and more information. 

ABOUT THE FILM

Finding Yingying, a vérité documentary, tells the story of the Zhang family, who arrive in the United States from China in search of their missing 26-year-old daughter, Yingying. An international student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Yingying was only in the U.S. for six weeks before disappearing in the summer of 2017. Unlike typical crime stories, Finding Yingying is a personal, intimate story about a family dealing with grief and finding resolution, and who Yingying was – why she came to the U.S. to study, and the challenges of finding justice as foreigners in the U.S.

Finding Yingying was awarded the SXSW 2020 Documentary Feature Special Jury Prize for Breakthrough Voice.

Thursday, August 27, 2020 12:00 am

Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival
Vermont,

Finding Yingying from director Jiayan "Jenny" Shi will be screening as part of the sixth annual Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival (MNFF6). The Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival is dedicated to the work of first and second-time filmmakers. The 6th Annual event will be streaming August 27- September 3, 2020. The 8-day online festival, streaming a robust and entertaining lineup of feature films, shorts, documentaries, narratives, and filmmaker Q&As will be available to viewers at home or on the go!

Finding YingYing will be available to view on August 27th with post-screening Q&A with Shi. 

Visit the MNFF website for tickets and more information. 

ABOUT THE FILM

Finding Yingying, a vérité documentary, tells the story of the Zhang family, who arrive in the United States from China in search of their missing 26-year-old daughter, Yingying. An international student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Yingying was only in the U.S. for six weeks before disappearing in the summer of 2017. Unlike typical crime stories, Finding Yingying is a personal, intimate story about a family dealing with grief and finding resolution, and who Yingying was – why she came to the U.S. to study, and the challenges of finding justice as foreigners in the U.S.

 Finding Yingying was awarded the SXSW 2020 Documentary Feature Special Jury Prize for Breakthrough Voice.

 

Monday, July 13, 2020 10:00 pm

All The Queen's Horses from director Kelly Richmond Pope will be aired on WLIW21 New York Public Media, July 13th, 2020 at 10:00 PM EST and July 16th, 2020 at 4:00 AM EST. 

ABOUT THE FILM

As city comptroller of Dixon, IL, Rita Crundwell stole $53 million of public funds across 20 years -- making her the perpetrator of the largest case of municipal fraud in American history. She used the funds to build one of the nation's leading quarter horse breeding empires, all while forcing staff cuts, police budget slashing, and neglect of public infrastructure. This is the story of her crime, her lavish lifestyle, and the small town she left depleted.

Friday, April 3, 2020 10:00 am

Gene Siskel Film Center
Siskel Center From Your Couch Series
https://www.siskelfilmcenter.org/cooked,

She read Eric Klineberg’s acclaimed book, Heat Wave: A Social Autopsy of Disaster in Chicago, and then Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Judith Helfand (BLUE VINYL) took a hard, personal, and often quirky look at the inequity of natural disaster, beginning with her family’s own experience of Hurricane Sandy. She ultimately zeroes in on Chicago’s shockingly inadequate response to the deadly July 1995 heatwave, during which the city morgue overflowed with the sudden deaths of 739 citizens, largely the elderly and people of color from the city’s impoverished South and West Side. This audacious look at natural disaster American-style starts with the stark premise that a zip code can be an accurate predictor of life or death when nature unleashes its worst. With increasing frequency and force, climate change sets the agenda for hurricanes, floods, heat waves, and such, but systemic neglect, deep poverty, and political expediency have already drawn the line between the survivors and the doomed, even before disaster strikes.

Stream the film here.

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