Human Rights

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 12:00 pm

We are excited to announce CIFF44 Streams is live featuring Hillary Bachelder's debut feature Represent!

CIFF44 Streams will be live Wednesday, April 15, 2020 through 11:59 PM on Tuesday, April 28, 2020. 

CIFF44 Streams viewers have access to single screening tickets at $8 per film. Current CIFF members at all levels have been given all-access login credentials.  

NOTE: Due to distributor/filmmaker restrictions, access to CIFF44 Streams is geo-restricted to viewers in Ohio.
Your credit card must have an Ohio billing address in order for your CIFF44 Streams order to be processed.

Like seats at Film Festival theaters, all streams are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Every film is limited to a maximum number of streams or “seats” due to distributor/filmmaker restrictions.

For answers to more of the most commonly asked CIFF44 Streams questions, check out the FAQs!

Thursday, April 30, 2020 8:00 pm

'63 Boycott will be featured on Will-TV as part of the Reel Midwest Film Series. Blending unseen 16mm footage of the march shot by Kartemquin founder 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. 

Illinois Public Media hosts the second season of Reel Midwest, an independent film series that helps to find and broadcast the best feature, documentary, and short films from Illinois and across the Midwest. Learn more here.

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.

Thursday, March 26, 2020 7:00 pm

Virtual Screening on Zoom
Contact event organizers for online access to the film.
Post Screening Discussion on Zoom,

The Mt. Baker Meaningful Movies Venue will be hosting an online Meaningful Movies event for Cooked: Survival by Zipcode which looks at structural racism and the ways that it leads to inequitable disaster preparedness and response. The movie starts with a look at a drastic Chicago summer heat wave. This film raises important questions about how to prepare for any disaster. As we know, vulnerable people are disproportionately suffering from the economic impacts of the coronavirus so the themes of this movie are especially relevant at this time. Speaker TBD. See below for zoom log in information and for a tentative agenda.

Agenda:

7:00 - 7:10 Speaker

7:10 - 7:20 Q and A and action items

7:20 - 7:30 Small Group Discussions (Yes, this will happen via Zoom!)

7:30 - 7:40 Report back and closure

Attendees are asked to view the film prior to the beginning of the event. Contact event organizers for online access to the film.

Zoom Meeting Info for Mt. Baker MM Discussion of Cooked

Time: Mar 26, 2020 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting (for video conference) https://zoom.us/j/187551935

One tap mobile +16699006833,,187551935# US (San Jose)

Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/aclTXPZnpE

Meeting ID: 187 551 935

 

MORE ABOUT THE MEANINGFUL MOVIES PROJECT

The Meaningful Movies Project is a non-profit organization that assists neighborhoods, groups and individuals organize, educate and advocate using the power of social justice documentary film. Screenings are followed by conversations that have the power to build positive and meaningful community. We at Meaningful Movies are here to support Meaningful Movies groups. And now, with COVID-19 and social distancing, we are digitally supporting our groups, as well as creating opportunities for filmmakers to show their films at virtual screenings. We are currently educating our volunteers about this new and exciting opportunity, as well as reaching out to filmmakers. Please email us at info@meaningfulmovies.org if you have a film you'd like to suggest to our groups that could be showed online.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 7:00 pm

The State Theatre
130 W. College Ave.
State College, PA

Details here.

Friday, December 7, 2018 7:30 pm

Billy Wilder Theater
10899 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA

Inquiring Nuns will screen at the Billy Wilder Theater on December 7, 2018 at 7:30 PM as part of the film's 50th Anniversary Theatrical Release.

Preceded by a special screening of '63 Boycott

Hosted by Andrew Davis.

Details here.

Saturday, December 1, 2018 8:00 pm

Gene Siskel Film Center
164 N State St
Chicago, IL
Inquiring Nuns will screen at the Gene Siskel Film Center on December 1, 2018 at 8:00 PM as part of the film's 50th Anniversary Theatrical Release. Director Gordon Quinn in-person Details here.
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