The Public Square hosts a post-screening discussion examining the subjective role the filmmaker plays when documenting history.
CHICAGO –– Join The Public Square, a program of the Illinois Humanities Council, and its partners for a screening of the acclaimed documentary Chicago 10 on Saturday, September 27th at 2:00 p.m. at the Chicago Cultural Center (Claudia Cassidy Theater, 78 E Washington St, Chicago).
Written and directed by Brett Morgen, CHICAGO 10 tells the story of anti-war protestors who were put on trial after the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. It presents contemporary history with artistry and creative vision, mixing bold and original animation with extraordinary archival footage that explores the build-up to and unraveling of the Chicago Conspiracy Trial.
After the film, there will be a discussion about the struggles filmmakers face when documenting history. Panelists include: Kevin Gosztola, Youth filmmaker and activist; Sam Greenlee, Author and film producer; Judy Hoffman, Filmmaker; and Tracye Matthews, (moderator) Associate Director of the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture.
This program is free and open to the public. Reservations are required and can be made by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 312.422.5580. This program is co-sponsored by Independent Television Service (ITVS), AREA Chicago, the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, and WTTW Channel 11.
ABOUT THE PUBLIC SQUARE
The Public Square, a program of the Illinois Humanities Council, fosters debate, dialogue, and exchange of ideas about cultural, social, and political issues with an emphasis on social justice. Programs promote participatory democracy by creating space for public conversations.
This program is part of The Public Square’s "Civic Cinema" series. An exhilarating series of films, forums, and conversations, "Civic Cinema" uses the most exceptionally creative and engaging documentary films of our times to help communities talk about pressing social issues. More information about The Public Square is available at http://www.thepublicsquare.org/.
The Illinois Humanities Council is a nonprofit educational organization [501 (c) 3] dedicated to fostering a culture in which the humanities are a vital part of the lives of individuals and communities. Organized in 1973 as the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the IHC creates programs and funds organizations that promote greater understanding of, appreciation for, and involvement in the humanities by all Illinoisans, regardless of their economic resources, cultural background, or geographic location. The IHC is supported by state, federal, and private funds.
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