This Thursday at the Free Minds, Free People conference, we will premiere a never-before-seen ten minute trailer of our upcoming documentary, `63 Boycott. The film chronicles the Chicago Public School Boycott of 1963 when more than 200,000 Chicagoans, mostly students, marched to protest the segregationist policies of CPS Superintendent Benjamin Willis, who placed mobile school units on playgrounds and parking lots as a “permanent solution” to overcrowding in black schools.
CHEF PAUL KAHAN (Blackbird, avec, The Publican)
invite you to an intimate reception and exclusive sneak preview of
This is the first Chicago screening, straight from its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York.
Thursday, June 27, 2013
Film screening at 7:00 pm, followed by Q/A with Director, Bill Siegel
Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy
28 N Clark Street, Chicago, IL
Reception at 5:45 pm
Film screening will begin promptly at 7:00 pm
Food provided by Publican Quality Meats
Tickets are $500 each. Limited availability.
Please purchase tickets by Monday, June 21st. Questions: RSVP@KARTEMQUIN.COM
I cannot attend, but would like to donate:
THE TRIALS OF MUHAMMAD ALI covers the explosive crossroads of Ali’s life. When Cassius Clay becomes Muhammad Ali, his conversion to Islam and refusal to serve in the Vietnam War leave him banned from boxing and facing a five-year prison sentence. Ali’s choice of belief and conscience over fame and fortune resonates far beyond the boxing ring, striking issues of race, faith and identity that continue to confront us all today.
Your tax deductible donation of $500 will provide critical support to license the rarely seen archival footage in the film. This will pave the way for a nationwide, theatrical release.
To donate please visit: http://kartemquin.com/films/the-trials-of-muhammad-ali
Kartemquin Films is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization.