Race/Ethnicity/Racism

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, August 4, 2020 5:30 pm

Virtual cinema
Nationwide,

Join the Independent Filmmaker Project and New York Women in Film and Tevelvion as they host a virtual sneak preview screening of Represent on Tuesday, August 4th.

Following the recommended film viewing time,  join a ZOOM Q&A with director Hillary Bachelder.

RSVP for this FREE event! 

Can't make it? Don't worry! Represent will be available to stream on August 14th through Music Box Films! 

EVENT SCHEDULE

5:30pm CST to 7:00pm CST (6:30pm EST to 8:00pm EST) –– Screening of Represent (recommended viewing time, screening link to be provided)

7:00pm CST to 7:30pm CST (8:00pm EST to 8:30pm EST) –– Q&A with director Hillary Bachelder. (join via ZOOM)

**Reminder the virtual Q&A is live via ZOOM and it's encouraged that attendees watch the film beginning at 5:30pm CT (6:30 PM EST) with private screening link, to be provided within 48 Hours of Event. Only the first 100 participants will have access to the ZOOM Q&A.**

ABOUT THE FILM

Equal parts personal and political, Represent follows three women on both sides of the aisle who share the singular goal of improving their community through public service. Myya attempts to spark a youth movement and unseat the incumbent mayor of Detroit; Bryn, a farmer and working mother in Granville, OH, runs for township trustee; and Julie walks a tightrope between her identities as a Korean immigrant and Republican candidate for State Representative in a liberal Chicago suburb.

 

 

Friday, August 14, 2020 12:00 am

Denver, CO,

Represent, the first feature from director Hillary Bachelder will be available for streaming in Colorado from Tuesday, August 14th, 2020 through Tuesday, August 21st 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

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.

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 20, 2020 8:30 pm

Nationwide,

Unapologetic, the feature debut of Ashley O’Shay and producer Morgan Elise Johnson will have its premiere on opening night at the BlackStar Film Festival, Thursday, August 20th at 7:30 ET/6:30 CT.

The BlackStar Film Festival is an annual celebration of the visual and storytelling traditions of the African diaspora and global communities of color—showcasing films by Black, Brown, and Indigenous people from around the world.

BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE!

For more information on tickets, passes, and the full lineup, visit here

ABOUT THE FILM

After two Black Chicagoans are killed, millennial organizers challenge an administration complicit in state violence against its residents. Told through the lens of Janaé and Bella, two fierce abolitionist leaders, Unapologetic is a deep look into the Movement for Black Lives, from the police murder of Rekia Boyd to the election of Mayor Lori Lightfoot.

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.

Music Box Films Acquires Hillary Bachelder Debut Feature REPRESENT

Kartemquin Films is proud to announce that Music Box Films has acquired the U.S. distribution rights to the timely documentary feature REPRESENT, directed by Hillary Bachelder and co-produced by Kartemquin Films, ITVS, and Backbone Films. A remarkable feature directorial debut, 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.

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Thursday, August 27, 2020 12:00 am

Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival
Nationwide,

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.

 

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