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Documentary Film

15
Aug
2022
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Samsung TV Expands Lifestyle Programming with Hipstr App; ’42 Grams’ ‘Biggie and Tupac’ Join Lineup

A promising new partnership looks to power a new platform forward. Samsung and Hipstr today announced that Questar Entertainment’s streaming service, Hipstr, is now available globally on Samsung TV’s. The free Hipstr app has hundreds of hours of on demand movies and shows as well as a linear program within the app. “Samsung is a great brand with an amazing team behind it and we’re...
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11
Aug
2022
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Why You Gotta Get to Chicago Filmmaker Kevin Shaw’s ‘Let the Little Light Shine’ This Weekend

“A rousing tribute to grassroots activism with the visceral impact of all six ROCKY movies and a couple of CREED films put together.” So says Michael Phillips of the Chicago Tribune about Let the Little Light Shine, the festival darling documentary from Chicago filmmaker Kevin Shaw and a superb supporting team. The impactful film lands at the Siskel Film Center this Friday to launch a...
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5
Jul
2022
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The 29th Chicago Underground Film Festival Lineup Is Packed with World Premieres, Panels, and Parties

Anyone who’s been to CUFF knows that a ticket to the festival doesn’t just get you admission to the films, it’s an admission to a subculture. Set for July 27-31 at the Logan Theatre, this year’s programming further solidifies that with 100+ pieces of video art to debut, panel discussions poised to examine the core of crypto and DAO structures through a speculative lens, after-party...
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27
Jun
2022
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Great Chicago Pitch a Smashing Success, Jennifer Huang’s ‘The Long Rescue’ Wins Top Prize

Think TED Talk meets Shark Tank meets Kickstarter. The Great Chicago Pitch took center stage this month, showcasing diverse, emerging documentary storytellers and celebrating the power of community. The GCP is the signature pitching event for Oscar-winning documentary investor and incubator collective Chicago Media Project, founded by Paula Froehle and Steve Cohen. At the conclusion of the GCP on June 17th at Resolution Digital Studios,...
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23
Jun
2022
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PHOTO BOOTH: Great Chicago Pitch, Hosted by Chicago Media Project at Resolution Studios

The Great Chicago Pitch is the signature pitching event for Oscar-winning documentary investor and incubator collective Chicago Media Project, founded by Paula Froehle and Steve Cohen. At the conclusion of the GCP on June 17th at Resolution Digital Studios, the audience, along with a panel of jurors, awarded one of the six films the top prize of a $50,000 grant from CMP’s Shifting Voices Film...
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23
May
2022
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PHOTO BOOTH: Doc10 Film Festival in Chicago

The Doc10 documentary film festival enjoyed a stellar seventh round celebrating bold and brave voices this month. The festival engaged audiences from May 19 – 22 at the Davis Theatre and the Gene Siskel Film Center. Doc10 also presented its first-ever awards program, which honored N. Bird Runningwater and Jessica Devaney, two documentary filmmakers who are leading the art of nonfiction storytelling. Enjoy these photos...
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20
May
2022
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Doc10 Film Festival Is Here! SCREEN’s Exclusive Chat with the Programmers

Doc10 is Chicago’s only all-documentary film festival and provides a one-of-a-kind experience for its audiences, reaching thousands of local cinephiles over the last several years. The festival runs through this Sunday, May 22nd, and SCREEN chatted with the programmers of this fine fest to bring you a quick preview as you snap up your tickets for this weekend. Now in its 7th year, Doc10 has firmly set its...
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22
Mar
2022
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Full Frame Announces Lineup; Festival Will Take Place Exclusively Online

Full Frame announces the official festival selections for the virtual 25th Annual Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, which takes place online April 7–10, 2022. The NEW DOCS lineup and Invited Program include 37 titles from 18 countries, comprising 22 feature films and 15 short films, with two world premieres, one North American premiere, and three U.S. premieres. Thirty films will screen as part of NEW DOCS...
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21
Mar
2022
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SXSW ‘Shouting Down Midnight’ Earns Raves, Features Texas Collaboration

The biggest film festival in Texas launched a powerful and thought-provoking collaboration between two Lone Star State stalwarts. Texas-based charlieuniformtango teamed up with Austin Director Gretchen Stoeltje’s on her compelling new documentary, “Shouting Down Midnight,” which premiered at SXSW this month. The film chronicles former Texas state senator Wendy Davis’ 2013 abortion filibuster and its impact on those still fighting today to protect women’s rights....
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