Opening Wednesday, December 2nd, from 7PM - 8PM
Join us for film clips from the new 5-part docuseries City So Real and conversation with Filmmakers Steve James & Jackson James.
The Doc Talk Show: City So Real
Q&A with filmmakers Steve James & Jackson James
Producer & Host: Jeff Spitz
December 2nd at 7 PM
Zoom link sent on the day of the event:
City So Real is a 5-part docuseries about Chicago by Academy Award®-nominated filmmaker Steve James.
Join Director Steve James, his cinematographer son Jackson James (Colum Alum) and Doc Talk Show Host Jeff Spitz for a Zoom version of the live show. The evening will progress through film clips followed by conversation about this fascinating and complex portrait of contemporary Chicago. City So Real delivers a deep, multifaceted look into the soul of a quintessentially American city set against the backdrop of its history-making 2019 mayoral election, the tumultuous 2020 summer of COVID-19, and the social upheaval following the death of George Floyd.
Spitz will engage audiences in conversation about the art of documentary. What makes City So Real a masterful portrait of Chicago? How does James capture and edit intimate Chicago scenes that reveal universal truths?
The Doc Talk Show Producer and Host Jeff Spitz is a filmmaker and Associate Professor of Cinema & TV Arts at Columbia College Chicago. The Doc Talk Show is a monthly series of carefully curated themed shows with diverse non-fiction filmmakers. To date, The Doc Talk Show has presented over 175 filmmakers.
The Doc Talk Show is a program of Groundswell Educational Films, NFP.