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CMP PAST EVENTS Spring 2017

Spring 2017 Past Events

January 26, 2017, 7pm.: I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO at the Dusable Museum Of African American History

Director: Raoul Peck

Presented in conjunction with Rainbow PUSH Coalition

Unsparing as history and enthralling as biography. It’s an evocation of a passionate soul in a tumultuous era. Full review

Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal

You'll spend a kaleidoscopic and transporting 90 minutes living inside James Baldwin's mind, coming thrillingly close to his existential perception of the hidden meaning of race in America. Full review

Owen Gleiberman
Variety

Feburary 2, 2017, 8 PM: SOLITARY presented by CMP & Doc10 Film Festival

Director: Kristi Jacobson

In this chilling investigative portrait, award-winning filmmaker Kristi Jacobson gains unprecedented and unrestricted access to the supermax Red Onion State Prison in the Appalachian mountains. Through startlingly intimate interviews, we hear about violent childhoods, the dangers of prison life, and the struggle to maintain sanity within 23-hour-a-day solitary confinement in 8' x 10' cells. Interwoven with the inmates' heartrending stories are the voices of the corrections officers, who attempt to maintain their own humanity amid the dehumanizing conditions of their workplace. "Penetrating" and "immersive" (Los Angeles Times) and "intelligent, thoughtful and tough" (Flavorwire), this extraordinary documentary--nominated for this year's Truer than Fiction Spirit Award--uses evocative sound design and compelling personal stories to create a vivid and complex snapshot of crime and punishment in America today.

Post-screening discussion with director Kristi Jacobson and Uptown People's Law Center Executive Director Alan Mills and Prisoners' Rights Coordinator Brian Nelson, moderated by DOC10 curator/journalist Anthony Kaufman.

Courtesy of HBO Documentary Films.

MARCH 7, 2017: THE LEGEND OF SWEE'PEA at the MWIFF

We join the Midwest Independent Film Festival in screening this fantastic sports documentary about a basketball legend and his fall from grace. A lead-up to DOC10, it's a real crowdpleaser! Click here to reserve your seat!

MARCH 30 -APRIL 2, 2017: DOC10 FILM FESTIVAL at THE DAVIS THEATRE, 4614 N Lincoln Ave.

DOC10 FILM FEST is back for a second year of ten documentary gems and ten Chicago premieres. 4 days of movies, dinners, pitches, filmmakers, and events! SAVE THE DATE! And check out DOC10.ORG for more info!

 

 

 

 

APRIL 29 - MAY 2, 2017: BEHIND THE SCENES AT THE HOTDOCS FILM FESTIVAL & FORUM

Hot Docs, North America’s largest documentary festival, offers an outstanding selection of over 200 films from Canada and around the world to Toronto audiences of more than 200,000. We take a small group of CMP members to experience this festival up close and personal. Meetings with HotDocs programmers, filmmakers, and international sales agents make this trip educational and a fantastic insight into the world of international documentary financing! Reserve your place today!