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WATCH. LEARN. IMPACT 05.17.19 NEWS from Chicago Media Project

WATCH:

In case you missed them on the big screen during Doc10 and Dinner & Docs, these CMP-supported films are currently streaming now!

KNOCK DOWN THE HOUSE

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BATHTUBS OVER BROADWAY

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ANTHROPOCENE: THE HUMAN EPOCH

Stay in touch with the ANTHROPOCENE Impact Campaign and look for a September theatrical release to coincide with the UN Climate Change Summit! Follow #AnthropoceneProject for project news and updates.

AND COMING LATER THIS SUMMER...

16 SHOTS

Premieres on Showtime on June 14th at 9PM ET.

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ONE CHILD NATION

Available on Amazon August 9th

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Join us for a quarterly series of documentary premieres & special events at the stunning Davis Theater located at 4614 N Lincoln Ave. We'll host great new docs paired with fabulous dinners prepared by chef Gil Langlois at CARBON ARC restaurant, followed by Q&A with the director and special guests.

The $250 CMP Subscription Series includes

  • 1 Year of Dinner & Docs @ Davis
  • a 6-ticket pass to Doc 10 Film Festival
  • Exclusive Newsflashes
  • CMP-insider discounts during your subscription term

*Look for a special W/L/I Newsflash about our June 4th Dinner & Docs in the coming weeks!*

LEARN:

Between Apple TV and the Obamas' Higher Ground Productions, there are lots of exciting things happening on the documentary film front!

Check out these articles about new platforms, new production companies (Airbnb anyone?), this summer's predicted documentary box office hits, and Doc10 programmer Anthony Kaufman's look at the widening disparity in doc film funding.

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Deadline: New AppleTV+ Streamer Unveiled By CEO Tim Cook, Spielberg & Oprah

"Apple’s new streaming service is coming in this fall with an update to the company’s already existing TV app (...) in a wide ranging announcement on many media fronts, Apple Boss Tim Cook took the stage today unveiled all the juicy details about the tech shop’s new Apple TV+ streaming service and immediately available news platform."

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IndieWire: Barack & Michelle Obama’s Production Company Reveals Initial Netflix Programming Slate

'We created Higher Ground to harness the power of storytelling,' Obama said of the inspirational projects which touch on a variety of issues including race, class, democracy, civil rights and much more. 'That’s why we couldn’t be more excited about these projects.'

One of the projects in the current slate is CMP-supported CRIP CAMP!

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Vanity Fair: Airbnb Apparently Makes Movies Now

If you needed further proof that everything—everything!—is either a platform for or provider of original content these days, here it is. Airbnb has announced its first foray into the film world via debut documentary Gay Chorus Deep South, which follows the 300-person San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus as they embark on a 10-day tour the southeastern U.S."

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The Wrap: Can Any of This Summer’s Documentaries Match Last Year’s Slew of Hits?

This time a year ago, the Ruth Bader Ginsburg documentary “RBG” was proving to be a boon for arthouse and indie movie theaters nationwide, becoming the first of several hit summer documentaries. But in 2019, are there any docs that can keep the genre’s hot streak rolling? This summer, it’s unlikely that such heights will be matched. The docs being released, particularly those that are profiles of famous individuals, don’t have the draw of a beloved Supreme Court Justice or a children’s television host. But there still might be some surprises in store, as was the case last year when “Three Identical Strangers” came out of nowhere to gross $12.3 million and earn an Oscar nomination. Sometimes, a stranger-than-fiction premise or strong word of mouth can be enough to build an unexpected doc hit."

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IndieWire: Documentary Business Reveals Widening Gap Between Rich and Poor

In the swelling marketplace for documentary content, there’s a widening gap between the rich and the poor. At this year’s springtime film festivals showcasing new nonfiction premieres and projects in development—Tribeca in New York, and Hot Docs in Toronto—the disparities in the industry were glaringly evident."
IMPACT:

DOC10 BRINGS IN $2,125 FOR ROJAS FAMILY

Weeks after the premiere of CMP-supported film THE INFILTRATORS at Sundance, on February 27th 2019, subject Claudio Rojas was detained at his routine check-in with ICE. Since his previous detention, Claudio had been checking in with ICE for seven years, without incident. He has no criminal record.

He was held at Krome Detention Center, his passport was taken and on April 4th 2019, he was deported to Argentina.

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.

All ticket proceeds from Doc10 film THE INFILTRATORS were donated to the Rojas family. Please consider joining us in donating to the Rojas family as they work to bring Claudio home.

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Opening Night of KNOCK DOWN THE HOUSE

THANK YOU FOR MAKING DOC10 2019 A SUCCESS!

KNOCKING DOWN BARRIERS IN POLITICS AND MEDIA Panel

From screenings to panels to Q&As to VR we had an amazing time with you - thank you for sharing your time and passion for documentary storytelling!

Roger Ross Williams' TRAVELING WHILE BLACK VR Installation
Doc10 VR RV
A Big Thank You from the Doc10 Team!

UP NEXT:

THE GREAT CHICAGO PITCH

CMP's Signature Documentary Event

Join us for an exciting day of documentary pitches and get a peek inside some of the best docs-in-progress happening this fall.

@ Davis Theater - 4614 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60625

September 20th, 2019

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

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