Chicago Onscreen Showcase at Northerly Island Movies

Saturday, September 6, 2014 from 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Northerly Island
1521 S. Linn White Dr. Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 745-2910

Fee: Free

Age Range: Any

Introducing the first annual Chicago OnScreen Local Film Showcase.

Join the Chicago Park District in celebrating Chicago filmmakers with screenings of locally-produced films in local parks.
Saturday, September 6 will feature films created by and for Chicago's young people. Screenings of Louder Than a Bomb, Maydays, The Peace Exchange and Free Spirit Media's youth-produced PSAs will be featured as part of a full day of youth-oriented arts and art-making programming.
This collection of films made by and for young people highlights the vibrant lives of teens across the city with a selection of narratives and documentaries. Louder Than a Bomb tells the story of four Chicago area high school poetry teams as they prepare to compete in the world?s largest youth slam. Tackling deeply personal topics, these poets celebrate language as a joyful release and a way to find one?s own voice.
In Maydays, two Chicago-area high-school students from different worlds meet at a Model United Nations conference and quickly become more than Facebook friends. Alicia and Daniel explore the city, from Pilsen to Winnetka, and watch the many worlds within Chicago come together and clash at the 2012 NATO Summit as they learn just how much divides us and what it takes to come together.

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