A double Kartemquin bill at the Chicago International Film Festival!
October 22, 2017 at 3:30PM
WORLD PREMIERE of 63 Boycott, on the 54th anniversary of the 1963 Chicago Public Schools boycott
A film by Rachel Dickson, Tracye A. Matthews and Gordon Quinn (filmmakers in attendance)
In 1963, 200,000 students boycotted the Chicago Public Schools to protest racial segregation. Unseen 16mm footage of the protest is blended with the participants’ reflections today. ’63 Boycott connects the forgotten story of one of the largest northern civil rights demonstrations to contemporary issues around race, education, school closings, and youth activism.
CHICAGO PREMIERE of Edith+Eddie
Directed, produced and edited by Laura Checkoway
Edith and Eddie, ages 96 and 95, are America’s oldest interracial newlyweds. Their love story is disrupted by a family feud that threatens to tear the couple apart.