Education

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.

Thursday, August 20, 2020 8:00 pm

Nationwide, USA,

Join for a live panel discussion of Hillary Bachelder's new acclaimed documentary Represent on Thursday, August 20 at 8pm CT.

Joined by Hillary will be subject and candidate from Illinois Julie Cho along with her campaign manager (also featured in the film), Bobby Burns. The discussion will be moderated by Stevie Valles, Executive Director of Chicago Votes!

RSVP here for a private Zoom link, which will be emailed to attendees on Thursday.

Watch Represent virtually through the Music Box Theatre.

For those outside of Chicago who would like to watch and attend, find a screening link for a theater near you.

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 11:00 am

Nationwide, USA,

Hillary Bachelder, director of Represent is a featured panelist at IFP's Documenting Generations of Changemakers presented by HBO Documentary Films. The panel will be moderated by Kartemquin Board Chair Pamela Sherrod Anderson.

ABOUT THE PANEL

In the summer of 2020, activism has returned to the center stage as young people have taken to the streets to stand up for their beliefs with the intent to create change in our society. Join us for a conversation with the filmmakers of Boys State, Crip Camp, Represent, and Us Kids who will discuss their process of documenting young activists looking to change societal issues as well as the various points of view in which these stories come to life. 

Moderated by Pamela Sherrod Anderson

Tickets: $15 (members), $20 (non-members)

Friday, August 14, 2020 12:00 am

Nationwide, USA,

Represent follows three women in the American Midwest confronting entrenched political systems in their campaigns for elected office and fighting to reshape local politics on their own terms.

The first feature from director Hillary Bachelder will be streaming as part of a virtual theatrical release on August 14, 2020, to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, that noted any discrimination on the basis of sex can’t stand, allowing white women the right to vote. The movement, however, continued after 1920 for the women of color who didn’t get the right to vote under the 19th Amendment. 

Equal parts personal and political, Represent interweaves the stories of women on both sides of the aisle who share the singular goal of improving their community through public service. Myya (22) attempts to spark a youth movement and unseat the incumbent mayor of Detroit, MI; Bryn (33), a farmer and working mother in Granville, OH, runs for township trustee, but, in doing so, is placed in opposition with the only other woman in office; and Julie (47) walks a tightrope between her identities as a Korean immigrant, woman of color, and Republican candidate for State Representative in a liberal Chicago, IL suburb. Through portraying the nuances of local politics, Represent elevates both the systemic failings and unsung heroes at the heart of our “smallest” elections.

Tickets will be available for purchase through both The Smith Rafael Film Center and Music Box Films

Friday, August 14, 2020 12:00 am

Nationwide, USA,

Represent follows three women in the American Midwest confronting entrenched political systems in their campaigns for elected office and fighting to reshape local politics on their own terms.

The first feature from director Hillary Bachelder will be streaming as part of a virtual theatrical release on August 14, 2020, to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, that noted any discrimination on the basis of sex can’t stand, allowing white women the right to vote. The movement, however, continued after 1920 for the women of color who didn’t get the right to vote under the 19th Amendment. 

Equal parts personal and political, Represent interweaves the stories of women on both sides of the aisle who share the singular goal of improving their community through public service. Myya (22) attempts to spark a youth movement and unseat the incumbent mayor of Detroit, MI; Bryn (33), a farmer and working mother in Granville, OH, runs for township trustee, but, in doing so, is placed in opposition with the only other woman in office; and Julie (47) walks a tightrope between her identities as a Korean immigrant, woman of color, and Republican candidate for State Representative in a liberal Chicago, IL suburb. Through portraying the nuances of local politics, Represent elevates both the systemic failings and unsung heroes at the heart of our “smallest” elections.

Tickets will be available for purchase through both The Loft Cinema and Music Box Films

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.

Saturday, August 15, 2020 12:00 am

Nationwide,

Maria Finitzo's The Dilemma of Desire will be streaming as part of the inagural rePRO Film Festival by mama.film, August 12-16, 2020, is a five-day virtual film festival accessible to anyone watching from the United States.

Through various lenses – and by harnessing the power of cinema as a catalyst for connection and conversation – rePRO presented by mama.film, will explore the past, present, and future of women*’s reproductive healthcare, awareness, advocacy and bodily integrity in America.

*Our definition of “women” includes transgender, genderqueer and non-binary people who are significantly female-identified.

ABOUT THE FILM

Entertaining, thrilling and radical, THE DILEMMA OF DESIRE explores the work of four women who are shattering myths and lies about female sexual desire, bodies and - ultimately - power. 

Groundbreaking artist Sophia Wallace challenges long-held ideas of women with her “cliteracy” project, putting front and center the clitoris as fundamental to female orgasm.  Dr. Stacey Dutton, a neuroscientist who realized she had never seen a drawing of the clitoris until she discovered Wallace’s work, is now committed to studying its biology and pushing the publishing industry to correct the deliberate omissions of the clitoris in major anatomy textbooks. With 20 years of research, Dr. Lisa Diamond is dismantling outdated notions about women’s arousal. And industrial designer Ti Chang heads CRAVE, a company dedicated to designing and manufacturing elegant vibrators for women.

Providing the embodiment of this work are the personal stories of Umnia, Becca, Jasmine, Sunny, and Coriama - five young women discovering and owning their sexuality.

THE DILEMMA OF DESIRE is a powerful reminder that true equality will come only when we all arrive at a place of understanding and acknowledgement that women are sexual beings, entitled to live their lives fully within the expression of their desire.

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 9:00 am

Woodstock, NY ,

Maria Finitzo's The Dilemma of Desire will be available for streaming as part of the 21st Annual Woodstock Film Festival. 

The Woodstock Film Festival premieres exceptional films, hosts the most talented emerging and established professionals in the movie industry.

Running from September 30th, 2020 to October 4th, 2020, you'll have 48 hours to start watching the film once purchased. 

Visit the Woodstock Film Festival website for tickets. 

ABOUT THE FILM

Entertaining, thrilling, and radical, The Dilemma of Desire explores the work of four women who are shattering myths and lies about female sexual desire, bodies, and - ultimately - power. The film is a powerful reminder that true equality will come only when we all arrive at a place of understanding and acknowledgment that women are sexual beings, entitled to live their lives fully within the expression of their desire. One of the film's participants, artist Rebecca Baruc, had her op-ed Why We All Need To Learn More About the Clitoris (and Female Orgasm) featured on the DailyBeast

Groundbreaking artist Sophia Wallace challenges long-held ideas of women with her “cliteracy” project, putting front and center the clitoris as fundamental to female orgasm.  Dr. Stacey Dutton, a neuroscientist who realized she had never seen a drawing of the clitoris until she discovered Wallace’s work, is now committed to studying its biology and pushing the publishing industry to correct the deliberate omissions of the clitoris in major anatomy textbooks. With 20 years of research, Dr. Lisa Diamond is dismantling outdated notions about women’s arousal. And industrial designer Ti Chang heads CRAVE, a company dedicated to designing and manufacturing elegant vibrators for women.

Providing the embodiment of this work are the personal stories of Umnia, Becca, Jasmine, Sunny, and Coriama - five young women discovering and owning their sexuality.

The Dilemma of Desire is a powerful reminder that true equality will come only when we all arrive at a place of understanding and acknowledgment that women are sexual beings, entitled to live their lives fully within the expression of their desire.

Tuesday, August 18, 2020 12:00 am

Connecticut USA ,

Maria Finitzo's The Dilemma of Desire will be available for streaming in Connecticut as part of the New Haven Documentary Film Festival

NHdocs was created to bring filmmakers and film lovers together, to build a community, an appreciative audience for documentary films, and the people who make them.

The festival runs from August 18th, 2020 to August 23rd,2020. Buy passes. 

ABOUT THE FILM

Entertaining, thrilling, and radical, The Dilemma of Desire explores the work of four women who are shattering myths and lies about female sexual desire, bodies, and - ultimately - power. The film is a powerful reminder that true equality will come only when we all arrive at a place of understanding and acknowledgment that women are sexual beings, entitled to live their lives fully within the expression of their desire. One of the film's participants, artist Rebecca Baruc, had her op-ed Why We All Need To Learn More About the Clitoris (and Female Orgasm) featured on the DailyBeast

Groundbreaking artist Sophia Wallace challenges long-held ideas of women with her “cliteracy” project, putting front and center the clitoris as fundamental to female orgasm.  Dr. Stacey Dutton, a neuroscientist who realized she had never seen a drawing of the clitoris until she discovered Wallace’s work, is now committed to studying its biology and pushing the publishing industry to correct the deliberate omissions of the clitoris in major anatomy textbooks. With 20 years of research, Dr. Lisa Diamond is dismantling outdated notions about women’s arousal. And industrial designer Ti Chang heads CRAVE, a company dedicated to designing and manufacturing elegant vibrators for women.

Providing the embodiment of this work are the personal stories of Umnia, Becca, Jasmine, Sunny, and Coriama - five young women discovering and owning their sexuality.

The Dilemma of Desire is a powerful reminder that true equality will come only when we all arrive at a place of understanding and acknowledgment that women are sexual beings, entitled to live their lives fully within the expression of their desire.

Monday, July 20, 2020 8:00 pm

Local, USA
Nationwide,

A timely re-broadcast of '63 Boycott from co-founder and Artistic Director Gordon Quinn, captured on unseen 16mm archival footage, will be aired on Local, USA on Monday, July 20th at 8:00 PM CST. 

Be sure to utilize the screening guide to learn more about the film and other resources too!

Check your local listings for specific channels and times. 

ABOUT THE FILM

On October 22, 1963, more than 250,000 students boycotted the Chicago Public Schools to protest racial segregation. Many marched through the city calling for the resignation of School Superintendent Benjamin Willis, who placed trailers, dubbed ‘Willis Wagons,’ on playgrounds and parking lots of overcrowded black schools rather than let them enroll in nearby white schools.

Combining unseen archival 16mm footage of the march shot by Kartemquin co-founder and Artistic Director Gordon Quinn with the participants’ reflections today, ’63 BOYCOTT connects the forgotten story of one of the largest northern civil rights demonstrations to contemporary issues around race, education, school closings, and youth activism.

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