The University of Chicago will host screenings of three Kartemquin films during the month of February, including The Homestretch on Thursday, February 9th at 4:30PM, Unbroken Glass by U of C alum Dinesh Das Sabu on Thursday, February 16 at 6:30PM and Abacus: Small Enough to Jail by director Steve James on Thursday, February 23 at 7PM.
The Homestretch will screen at the Weinberg/Newton Gallery in partnership with UChicago Urban Labs. The film will be followed by a panel discussion including Roque, a subject in the film.
Sabu and Dr. Seeba Anam, a psychiatrist at UChicago Medicine, will participate in a discussion and Q&A following the screening of Unbroken Glass. The screening is hosted by the Center for Asian Health Equity (CAHE) and the PanAsia Solidarity Coalition with the aims of raising awareness about mental illness and the stigma often associated with it–especially among minority populations. The event will also focus on the power of storytelling and filmmaking, and how these forms of art can serve as tools to discuss and explore difficult topics.
James will be in conversation following the screening of Abacus: Small Enough to Jail. The screening is part of UChicago's Direct + Present Documentary Series.
With a noted tradition of nurturing emerging talent and acting as a leading voice for independent media, Kartemquin is building on more than 50 years of history as Chicago’s documentary powerhouse.
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