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A diverse group of disabled people from across the U.S. take on leading roles in a magical rip roaring costume drama Western, filmed on vintage Hollywood locations. This riveting “film within a film” immerses us in a dynamic, inclusive world of discipline and play, raising questions about why we so rarely see real disabled actors on the big screen?
The Dreamcatchers, Brenda Myers-Powell and Stephanie Daniels-Wilson, have dedicated their lives to helping women get out of prostitution and teaching vulnerable young girls how to avoid sexual exploitation on the streets of Chicago. From high school girls to the seasoned pro on the street, Brenda and Stephanie are changing the lives of these women and challenging the conventional view that prostitutes are criminals.
Private Violence is a feature-length documentary film and audience engagement campaign that explains a simple, but deeply disturbing, fact of American life: the most dangerous place for women in America is their own home.
When the Vatican censures American nuns for “radical feminism,” three sisters stand up for their spiritual convictions. Will a hard-line hierarchy dominate the 21st century Church or will the sisters’ values of social justice and inclusion prevail?
Strong Island examines the violent death of director Yance Ford's brother over 20 years ago and how the collision of silence, race, fear and the judiciary allowed his killer to go free.
Three homeless teenagers brave Chicago winters, the pressures of high school, and life alone on the streets to build a brighter future. Against all odds, these kids defy stereotypes as they create new, surprising definitions of home. Can they recover from the traumas of abandonment and homelessness to build the future they dream of?
This Changes Everything is a multi-platform project that combines an award-winning team of storytellers, a provocative thesis that will change how we take on the climate crisis, a profoundly moving feature documentary, and an ambitious engagement strategy.
Chicago Cultural Center