Race/Ethnicity/Racism

Abacus: Small Enough to Jail

2016
88 minutes
Abacus: Small Enough to Jail tells the incredible saga of the Chinese immigrant Sung family, owners of Abacus Federal Savings of Chinatown, New York. Accused of mortgage fraud by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., Abacus becomes the only U.S. bank to face criminal charges in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. The indictment and subsequent trial forces the Sung family to defend themselves – and their bank’s legacy in the Chinatown community – over the course of a five-year legal battle.

Saturday, April 16, 2016 1:00 pm

Logan Theatre
2646 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL

Follow acclaimed director/choreographer Bill T. Jones as he and his company create their most ambitious work, an original dance-theater piece in honor of Abraham Lincoln's Bicentennial.

CIMMFest is honoring Gordon Quinn this year as the recipient of their BAADASSSSS Award.

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America to Me

2018
630 minutes
Academy Award®-nominated filmmaker Steve James (Hoop Dreams, Life Itself) examines racial, economic and class issues in contemporary American education in the ten-part unscripted documentary series America to Me. Poignant and funny, epic and intimate, America to Me spends an academic year at Chicagoland's elite Oak Park and River Forest High School (OPRF), allowing its students, families, faculty and administration to tell stories of the pressures and challenges teens face today in their own words.

Thursday, December 10, 2015 3:45 pm

Bloomsbury-Bertha Dochouse
The Brunswick
London, UK,
Curzon Bloomsbury's Bertha Dochouse will be screening Kartemquin's Hoop Dreams. The film will be introduced and discussed by director Asif Kapadia (SENNA, AMY). For more information about the screening and venue you can click here. The screening is part of a series called Filmmakers' Favorites, which will see leading documentary makers presenting films that inspired them at Dochouse, in partnership with Sight & Sound and Open City Docs.

Friday, June 26, 2015 9:00 am

Dreamland Studio
17 South Water Street
Nantucket, MA
Dan Rybicky, the co-director of Almost There, will be attending a panel discussion "Morning Coffee With…®" at Nantucket Film Festival. Dan will be joining documentary filmmakers Ron Davis (Harry & Snowman), Jessica Edwards (Mavis!), Beth Murphy (What Tomorrow Brings) at this popular panel event, to be hosted by comedian Eddie Brill. Get more info about the event here and get your tickets to Nantucket screenings of Almost There here: https://www.ticketcentral.com/nantucketfilmfestival/

Monday, June 22, 2015 6:00 pm

Cinema Theater
957 Clinton Ave
Rochester, NY

The Center for Disability Rights in Rochester, NY is hosting a film series in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act and “On Beauty” is excited to be part of this free event. For more information, visit here. The CDR started as an all-volunteer organization in 1990 and grew into a non-profit advocacy and service group for people with all types of disabilities.

Friday, July 17, 2015 8:00 am

Chicago Marriott O’Hare
8535 W. Higgins Road
Chicago, IL
“On Beauty” will have a special screening on the second day of the annual Sturge-Weber Foundation. We are excited for the conference to come to Chicago, Kartemquin’s home base. Rick is expected to attend and present the film. For decades the Sturge-Weber Foundation has been educating and supporting people with this genetic condition and their families. The 2015 conference will be held from July 16-18 at the Chicago Marriott O’Hare. View the full schedule or click here to register.
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