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WATCH. LEARN. IMPACT 03.18.19 NEWS from Chicago Media Project

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JOIN US FOR DOC10 2019!

APRIL 11-14TH @ Davis Theatre

DOC10 FILM LINEUP

Opening Night: KNOCK DOWN THE HOUSE

Thursday, April 11 2019 - 7:30PM

Director: Rachel Lears, USA, 2019

Join us afterward for an Opening Night Reception!

MIKE WALLACE IS HERE

Friday, April 12 2019 - 7:15PM

Director Avi Belkin, USA, 2019

MIDNIGHT FAMILY

Friday, April 12 2019 - 9:30PM

Director Luke Lorentzen, Mexico/USA, 2019

ANTHROPOCENE: THE HUMAN EPOCH

Saturday, April 13 2019 - 1:00PM

Directors Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas De Pencier, Canada, 2018

ONE CHILD NATION

Saturday, April 13 2019 - 3:30PM

Director Nanfu Wang, USA, 2019

AMERICAN FACTORY

Saturday, April 13 2019 - 6:30PM

Directors Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert, USA, 2019

HAIL SATAN?

Saturday, April 13 2019 - 9:30PM

Director Penny Lane, USA, 2018

THE DISTANT BARKING OF DOGS

Sunday, April 14 2019 - 2:00PM

Director Simen Leren Wilmont, Denmark/Sweden/Finland, 2017

THE INFILTRATORS

Sunday, April 14 2019 - 4:30PM

Directors: Cristina Ibarra and Alex Rivera, USA, 2019

Closing Night: THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM

Sunday, April 14 2019 - 7:15PM

Director John Chester, USA, 2018

Join us for a Closing Night Reception after the screening!

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DOC10 SPECIAL EVENTS

Friday, April 12th

6pm - ASSOCIATE BOARD LAUNCH - HAPPY HOUR @ Doc10 Annex (2444 W. Montrose)

Saturday, April 13th

10am - 12pm: KNOCKING DOWN BARRIERS IN POLITICS AND MEDIA @ Doc10 Pop Up

11am - 12pm: STORYTELLING IN DOCUMENTARY & PODCASTING @ The Davis Theater

Sunday, April 14th

10am - 12pm: POINTS NORTH PITCH BRUNCH AT DOC10 @ CarbonArc Restaurant

1pm - 5pm: DOCPRO DOC NYC WORKSHOP WITH THOM POWERS - Location TBD

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CMP-SUPPORTED 306 HOLLYWOOD IS ON iTUNES AND POV!

306 Hollywood has its national broadcast and streaming debut on the PBS documentary series POV and pov.org on Monday, March 18, 2019 at 9 p.m. (check local listings).

LEARN:

Consensus is that we are in a "documentary golden age" spurred on by streaming services and accessibility. Check out these articles featuring ICARUS producer, Dan Cogan, and DOC NYC Artistic Director, Thom Powers (who will be joining us at Doc10 for a Doc Pro Workshop).

CBS NEWS: The Golden Age of Documentary Filmmaking

"We are in a Golden Age of documentary filmmaking," said Cogan. "There has never been as great storytelling in nonfiction film as there is today." The numbers prove him right. In the last few years, documentaries are earning more, costing more, and being shown more in mainstream theaters."

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NPR: The Documentary is In - And Enjoying - An 'Undeniable Golden Age'

"For a long time, there was a bit of a stigma around documentaries that, you know, it was going to be educational, or it was going be a bummer, or it was definitely not going to be a date-night movie," Powers says. He watches as many as 500 documentaries a year and says the popularity has spurred streaming services to fund documentaries like never before. "That ability to reach such a large audience is a dream for most filmmakers," Powers says. "However, you know, another big dream for most filmmakers is to see their work on a big screen — not to be watched on someone's smartphone during a commute."

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USA TODAY: How Shows Like HBO's Michael Jackson Documentary, 'Leaving Neverland,' Are Actually Changing Minds

The growth of streaming services and other outlets hungry for programming has enabled more of these stories to be told, at expansive lengths. And the more they have to say, the more their audiences listen. Six installments of tearful women, frightened parents and disgusted commentators gave power to "Surviving." The squirm-inducing four-hour "Neverland" is exhausting and compelling. And Amazon spends four hours with "Lorena" to dig into every detail of her case and life, from her marriage to the present day. As audiences continue to embrace true-crime stories and current events keep leading us to reckon with history, one thing remains clear: There will be plenty more docuseries that make us question what we thought we knew.

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CMP is proud to be a co-sponsor of Mezcla Media Collective's Retreat March 30-31st - if you are a woman-identifying cinematographer of color, this is for you!

MEZCLA MEDIA COLLECTIVE RETREAT

Join us at Keslow Camera for a weekend of learning, collaborating, and skillsharing. The first Mezcla Media Collective DP Retreat gathers 16 aspiring woman-identifying cinematographers of color in the Chicago area to convene for 2 days to enhance a variety of skills related to camera work. Participants will partake in skill sessions and workshops lead by talented Chicago filmmakers who will address techniques, strategies and best career practices for documentary-specific projects."

Day 1 | 10-4 PM

Verite Doc Set Up - Shuling Yong

Creative Event Videography - Candice Majors

Special Guest Keynote - Lyric Cabral, Director of 2015's (T)ERROR

Day 2 | 10-4 PM

Hands-on Scene & Lighting Workshop - Ashley Battle & Jessica Tolliver

The Business of Freelance DP'ing - Chan C. Smith

$100 Registration - Breakfast and Lunch included

IMPACT:

CMP-Supported THE INFILTRATORS film subject, Claudio Rojas, has been detained by ICE.

Weeks after the premier of the film at Sundance, on February 27th 2019, Claudio was detained at his routine check-in with ICE. Since his previous detention, Claudio been checking in with ICE for seven years, without incident. He has no criminal record and has a pending case with USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Service).

He is currently being held at Krome Detention Center and his passport has been taken.

Without their father / grandfather, the Rojas family is in crisis. They need help to pay for legal bills and to cover domestic bills as Claudio provided the income for the family. Please consider donating to the Rojas family as they work to free Claudio.

CMP Team Member ELIZA STOUGHTON stars in

HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE

by Paula Vogel

directed by Cody Estle

Rural Maryland, 1960s. From behind the wheel of a ‘56 Chevy, a woman named Li’l Bit navigates the tangled boulevards of her adolescence, reflecting on her complex and troubling relationship with her family. But old secrets and fresh discoveries abound as she struggles to accept her past and the demons that live there. Paula Vogel’s Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece makes its return to Chicago, featuring Eliza Stoughton as Li’l Bit. An artful, surprising, and often-funny memory play that explores how we are shaped by the people who hurt us.

@ Raven Theatre - 6157 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60660

Feb 11th-Mar 24th

Thanks to all CMP members for your support and belief in the power of media to bring about change.

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