City So Real will be streaming as part of the Camden International Film Festival, October 1st - 12th. The festival will stream episodes 1-4.
CIFF will celebrate its sixteenth edition with a 12-day hybrid virtual and in-person festival, the launch of its Filmmaker Solidarity Fund and drive-in theater, and other initiatives designed to build community through storytelling. Find out more on the FAQ page!
ABOUT THE FILM
In the five-part documentary series CITY SO REAL, Oscar®-nominated documentarian Steve James (America to Me, Hoop Dreams) delivers a fascinating and complex portrait of Chicago, America’s third-largest metropolis and his longtime hometown. The series begins in the haze of mid-summer 2018, as Mayor Rahm Emanuel, embroiled in accusations of a cover-up related to the police shooting of an African-American teenager, Laquan McDonald, shocks the city by announcing he won’t seek reelection. An unprecedented 21 candidates emerge in a diverse and crowded field as they engage in a no-holds-barred battle for a chance to shape the city’s uncertain future. In candid interviews with residents throughout the city, the series captures Chicago’s indomitable spirit as well as its seemingly insurmountable challenges. CITY SO REAL is a gritty and loving depiction of a quintessentially American city that is at once fiercely unique and a microcosm of the nation ⎯ and our world ⎯ as a whole.