Spring Showcase directors preview their sneak previews

Ahead of the 2013 Kartemquin Spring Showcase, the directors and producers involved have all recorded videos that offer a little preview discussion of the exclusive, world premiere sneak peeks they will be showing this Sunday, May 19, 5pm at Gene Siskel Film Center (get tickets).

The event will offer the audience a forum for intimate discussion of the following works-in-progress: Cooked,
The Homestretch, Mormon Movie, and American Arab.

"We see it as the first independent, intimate look at what Mormons believe." - Xan Aranda

"The common theme is our experience in America as Arabs, and Americans, and how we're dealing with that" - Usama Alshaibi

"What if we considered extreme poverty a serious man-made disaster?" - Judith Heland

"We hope to break some of the negative stereotypes of youth homelessness." - Kirsten Kelly and Anne de Mare

2013 Kartemquin Spring Showcase
Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 164 N State St.
May 19, 2013 at 5 p.m, with a filmmaker reception following for all ticketholders.
Tickets are now available: http://www.siskelfilmcenter.org/kartemquin-spring2013.