Kartemquin Films Celebrates 45 Years with screening of The Chicago Maternity Center

We’ve come a long way, baby. Gone are the days when women were expected to bring home the bacon AND fry it up in a pan…we hope. This weekend Kartemquin Films is bringing us back to that era, celebrating 45 years of making movies that document the human experience with a screening of “The Chicago Maternity Center”:

The 1976 film tells the story of a mother from Engelwood having one of the last babies delivered at the Chicago Maternity Center before its closure after more than 75 years of providing safe home deliveries for Chicago mothers, alongside an analysis of why the medical establishment refused to continue supporting this type of personalized, affordable and preventative care. 

The film will be shown Saturday at the Gene Siskel Film Center at 1:30pm and tickets are just $10.

Save the date: Kartemquin Films will be joining us on Charity Chat February 20!

Photo Credit: Catch The Baby






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