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Loading Doc: Spurlock, Dinosaurs and the FBI
Loading Doc: Spurlock, Dinosaurs and the FBI

Documentary filmmakers in Chicago are known for speaking truth to power and giving voice to the voiceless. Now everyone with a smartphone could potentially make ...

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Loading Doc: The Next AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH, A First for Participant, and A Trip to the Palace
Loading Doc: The Next AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH, A First for Participant, and A Trip to the Palace

Non-fiction media by Chicago makers is charting new ground in visual storytelling and engagement campaigns. Our creative community is showing others how to tell stories ...

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Loading Doc: Tattoos, A Recluse and Sexual Revolution
Loading Doc: Tattoos, A Recluse and Sexual Revolution

I have seen three works-in-progress this summer that embody Chicago’s well deserved reputation for outstanding non-fiction filmmaking. All three call attention to distinct points of ...

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Loading Doc: Manlife, Love and Lady Parts
Loading Doc: Manlife, Love and Lady Parts

"Sometimes you need the funniest person in the room to hit home what's really important," says Chicago-based director Ruth Leitman, about her new feature documentary ...

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Loading Doc: Movie Palaces, Man-Aliens and Microcosms
Loading Doc: Movie Palaces, Man-Aliens and Microcosms

Chicagoan April Wright is in post-production on her latest project about film exhibition, currently titled GOING ATTRACTIONS: THE STORY OF AMERICA’S MOVIE PALACES. After her ...

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Loading Doc: Murder, Miracles and Maya
Loading Doc: Murder, Miracles and Maya

Cincinnati-based director and cinematographer Melissa Godoy is finishing production for the feature documentary WILL I BE NEXT, which follows several families dealing with Alzheimer’s issues ...

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Loading Doc: Food, Love and Cocktails
Loading Doc: Food, Love and Cocktails

After making two feature comedies set in trendy restaurants and coffee shops, it may have seemed inevitable for Chicago-based director Jack Newell to dive further ...

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Loading Doc: Dickens' New Doc, Guth's Web Series and the Boy from War
Loading Doc: Dickens' New Doc, Guth's Web Series and the Boy from War

Filmmaker Usama Alshaibi is turning toward animation for his latest project, THE BOY FROM WAR, which recounts living through the Iran-Iraq war during his childhood. ...

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