The first Chicago International Social Change Film Festival takes place this weekend, and Kartemquin will have a big presence at the event as we offer sneak previews of three exciting projects: Unbroken Glass, The Homestretch and Interrupt Violence. Kartemquin fans can get a discount of 35% off any festival event by using code "KTQ35" when ordering tickets.
On Friday, October 5th Kartemquin co-founder Gordon Quinn will open the festival with a keynote speech at 6pm. Then at 6:15pm the Showplace Icon theater will host the first ever public preview of in-progress doc The Homestretch, about homeless youth within the Chicago Public School system. The preview will be followed by a Q & A with the filmmakers Anne de Mare and Kirsten Kelly and Beth Cuningham of Chicago Coalition for the Homeless. Get tickets.
On Saturday, October 6th at 7:15pm, attendees can preview Unbroken Glass, filmmaker Dinesh Sabu's journey to understand his parents, who died 20 years ago when he was six years old, and Interrupt Violence, the transmedia extension of The Interrupters. Get info and tickets here.
The Chicago International Social Change Film Festival runs October 5-7th at the Showplace Icon, 150 West Roosevelt Road, Chicago, IL. http://www.chicagosocialchange.org/
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