Directors Kirsten Kelly and Anne de Mare and editor Leslie Simmer have been working intensively all week on preparing their short video clip and presentation of The Homestretch for tomorrow's inaugural Good Pitch Chicago.
Ahead of the big day, Kirsten spoke to Emily Morris of DNAinfoChi.com about how the homeless teens in the film challenge stereotypes, and how she discovered the story through a program aimed at teaching Chicago Public Schools students to act out Shakespeare plays.
The film is first up tomorrow at Good Pitch Chicago, where it will be in front of major documentary industry funders, broadcasters and philanthropists. To learn more about the other projects involved and how the day will hold, read Nina Metz's preview in the Chicago Tribune or Michael Miner's preview in the Chicago Reader.
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