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Film Series: Runs & Limited Engagements


2015, Kim Longinotto, UK, 98 min.

Show Times

  • Fri, Sep 11th 6:00pm
  • Sat, Sep 12th 8:00pm
  • Sun, Sep 13th 5:30pm
  • Mon, Sep 14th 6:00pm
  • Tue, Sep 15th 6:00pm
  • Wed, Sep 16th 8:30pm
  • Thu, Sep 17th 8:15pm
Chicago premiere! Filmmakers in person!

"You’ve probably never heard of her, but Brenda Myers-Powell is a star…she’ll have you by the heart within minutes." – Cath Clarke, Time Out London

"There are certain documentaries that thrive on a real-world version of movie-star magnetism…DREAMCATCHER has found itself something of a supernova." – Guy Lodge, Variety

Chicago’s meanest streets breed pitiless profit-making abuse of women and girls, but one courageous woman--volunteer counselor and former sex worker Brenda Myers-Powell--traverses her community, offering a way out of exploitation to prostitutes, young rape victims, and female prisoners. Award-winning filmmaker Longinotto (DIVORCE IRANIAN STYLE) creates a vibrant portrait of Myers-Powell, a dynamo with charisma to spare, as she relates one-on-one to women at risk, extending hope along with a listening ear, a shoulder to cry on, and non-judgmental real-world solutions. DCP digital. (BS)

SEPTEMBER 12: Film subject Brenda Myers-Powell will be present for audience discussion on Saturday.

SEPTEMBER 17: Film subjects Brenda Myers-Powell and Homer King will be present for audience discussion along with producer Lisa Stevens, Kaethe Morris Hoffer (executive director of Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation), and Commander Bill Lean of the Cook County Sheriff Department.

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