Unapologetic will be the closing night film at the 2020 Cucalorus Festival on Sunday, November 22 at 8PM/7PMc
The 26th annual Cucalorus Film Festival takes place November 11-25, showcasing more than 150 independent films with a focus on supporting films directed by women and by people of color. Screenings are paired with bold performance art, fringe-style theatre and deep discussions about social justice. The spirited celebration has been recognized as a breeding ground for young artists, new ideas, and future collaborations. Cucalorus brings together emerging creatives with new ideas that challenge us to look at the world in new ways. Festival programs focus on dance, justice, comedy, performance, cocktails, and more.
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. Director Ashely O’Shay was a member of the Cucalorus Works-in-Progress Lab in 2017. Unapologetic had its World Premiere at the 2020 Blackstar Film Festival.