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SEP 28: Facets Screen Gems Benefit Honoring Chaz Ebert
September 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Entrepreneur, publisher, author, producer, and philanthropist Chaz Ebert has spent her career championing overlooked films and filmmakers, providing invaluable opportunities for new and diverse voices.
Her work as a film producer, most recently Rebecca Hall’s Passing, has been an important voice for diversity and change in the film industry.
Ms. Ebert has been a longtime supporter of FACETS and a beacon of advice and encouragement as the organization has found its new place in the Cinema landscape. Join us as we express a small thank you for her immense impact.
The evening’s proceeds will be directed to the Bross Scholarship Fund supporting under resourced youth. Scholarships provide free access to the Annual Chicago International Children’s Film Festival and to Summer Film Camp.
Now, more than ever, Chicago’s youth must have the opportunity to view films that are culturally authentic “mirrors,” allowing our youngest citizens to see themselves in an empowering light. They must be provided the opportunity to learn how to tell their own stories, use their own voice, and strengthen muscles for critical analysis, problem solving, and collaboration.