Sep 14th 2019

The Area

@ Chicago Filmmakers

5720 N Ridge Ave, Chicago, IL 60660

Opening Saturday, September 14th, from 7PM - 9PM

The Area is a five-year odyssey of a South Side Chicago neighborhood, where more than 400 African-American families are being displaced by a multi-billion dollar freight company. The documentary film follows homeowner-turned-activist Deborah Payne, who vows to be “the last house standing,” and the Row Row Boys, teen friends who must start a new life across gang lines.

Director: David Schalliol, Co-Producer/Co-Editor Brian Ashby, Co-producer Deborah Payne, Co-Editor Peter Galassi
Runtime: 93 minutes

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