On September 27th, the Chicago International Social Change Film Festival will host a sneak preview of scenes from ’63 Boycott, followed by a q&a with director Gordon Quinn.
Chicago International Social Change Film Festival
September 27, 2013 7:15 pm
Showplace ICON Theater, 150 West Roosevelt Road.
Buy tickets at chicagosocialchange.org.
’63 Boycott chronicles the Chicago Public School Boycott of 1963 when more than 200,000 Chicagoans, mostly students, marched to protest the segregationist policies of CPS Superintendent Benjamin Willis. The project will offer a modern perspective on the impact and legacy of this forgotten history 50 years later as it reconnects the participants to each other and the event itself.
Also showing will be Four Days in Chicago, a new documentary by legendary cinematographer Haskell Wexler (Medium Cool, Days of Heaven) about the 2012 protests against the NATO summit in Chicago. Kartemquin helped make that film, providing crew to a coalition known as “the People’s Newsreel”.