It's A Twofer: Free Screening w/ Q&A and the Chicago Film and Media Summit
Would you like to go to a free film screening? Well Columbia College Chicago Film Row Cinema is having a free screening of Four Days in Chicago. It's a documentary chronicling Academy Award winning Cinematographer Haskell Wexler return home to Chicago to document the demonstrations that took place against the 2012 NATO Summit. It was a collaboration with staff from Columbia College Chicago as well as taking place around the Columbia campus. It is a look at what Wexler feels is an alternative to what was highlighted in mainstream media.
Not only will you get to see a free screening but there will also be a Q & A with the two-time Academy Award winning hometown Cinematographer. It's a great chance for you aspiring cinematographers or fans of Wexler to find out his secrets to a successful career
Today is going to be a twofer to help those who have blank calendars and are looking to mark it for the first time before the year ends. Oh don't worry, it's for my regulars and new readers too.
To make this week a fun filled week of film and media be sure to also attend the Chicago Film and Media Summit. In collaboration the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, the Independent Feature Project (IFP) Chicago, the Chicago International Film Festival and the Chicago International Moves and Music Festival (CIMMfest) is presenting this Summit that will include presentations, panels and an expo that is aimed to bring attention to the Chicago film and media community. There will be industry professionals and...it's free. It's being billed as an event "to show the film world at large what the Chicago film industry has to offer.”
t's the first film event for the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events commissioner Michelle Boone and it's a step toward the efforts the city has put forward as a gesture of support to the film and media community.
It's taking place at GAR Hall and the adjacent Claudia Cassidy Auditorium on October 20th. It's a great addition to the Chicago International Film Festival (Oct. 10th-24th, 2013).
As usual lets support our local artist and at the same time meeting some creative people. You can connect to Film Row Cinema on Facebook as well as the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. Connect on Twitter as well - @ChicagoDCASE and @FilmRowCinema
Photo credit: Four Days in Chicago Poster from Haskellwexler.com and Chicago Film + Media Summit poster from the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events website