Fri, Feb 22nd at 6:00pm
Sat, Feb 23rd at 12:30pm
Sat, Feb 23rd at 7:45pm
Sun, Feb 24th at 2:00pm
Mon, Feb 25th at 6:00pm
Tue, Feb 26th at 7:45pm
Wed, Feb 27th at 6:00pm
Thu, Feb 28th at 8:15pm
Average: 4.6 (5 votes)

Chicago premiere!
Jenny Deller in person!

  1. 2012, Jenny Deller, USA, 100 min.
  2. With Perla Haney-Jardine, Amy Madigan, Lili Taylor

“Fresh take on the coming-of-age tale.”
—John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter

“Centered around a quietly spectacular performance by young Perla Haney-Jardine, FUTURE WEATHER integrates a green message into a striking and emotional drama.”
—John Anderson, Variety

Abandoned in a Southern Illinois trailer home with a meager stash of fifty bucks by her flighty, Hollywood-dreaming mother, 13-year-old Ree (discovery Haney-Jardine) makes a gutsy stab at life on her own until busted by the local cop and her feisty grandmother (Madigan). Mentored by a sympathetic teacher (Taylor) and obsessed with global warming, Ree lets her science experiments and green-leaning passions stand in for family connections until all-too-human complications threaten her insular world. HDCAM video. (BS)

Director Jenny Deller will be present at all screenings (except for Thu 2/28, see below), joined by experts and colleagues, to explore some of the film's key themes.

Friday, February 22
A conversation with FUTURE WEATHER director Jenny Deller and producer Kristin Fairweather, moderated by the Chicago editor of Ain't It Cool News, Steve Prokopy (aka "Capone").

Saturday, February 23
Special Event hosted by Illinois Math and Science Academy (IMSA) with post-film discussion with director Jenny Deller. Jenny reconnects with her alma mater that inspired her life-long fascination with science.

Saturday, February 23, 7:45pm
Empowering Youth In Science:
How Science Programs Help Build Relationships, Expand Opportunities and Inspire
Personal Transformation

Moderator: Jenny Deller
Gabrielle Lyon
Cofounder and Executive Director, Project Exploration
Rebecca Daugherty
Assistant Director, Science in Society at Northwestern University
John Thompson
Guest Lecturer University of Chicago, visiting researcher at the Field Museum

Sunday, February 24
Green Chicago:
Explore Your Environment, Bust Myths
& Get Your Hands Dirty

Moderator: Jenny Deller
Kristen Pratt
Program Coordinator at Chicago Conservation Corps
Kate Sackman
Founder & president, EcoMyths Alliance
Kelly A. Borden
Senior Educator for Citizen Science at Adler Planetarium

Monday, February 25
Strategies for Success:
How to Make a Career in Film and Television Work
(When You Don’t Live in NYC or LA)

Moderator: Jenny Deller
Ruth Leitman
Founder of Ruthless Films, Faculty, Columbia College Chicago
Brad Gyori
Tribeca Flashpoint
Claire Connelly
Line Producer, IFP Chicago Board member

Tuesday, February 26
Science in Society: Impacting our Daily Lives

Moderator: Jenny Deller
Bethany Hubbard
Publications Editor, Science in Society at Northwestern University
Jennifer Brandel
Creator/Lead Producer of WBEZ’s “Curious City”
Julie Marie Lemon
Program Director of the Arts|Science Initiative, University of Chicago

Wednesday, February 27
Science in Society: Getting Kids Started Early

Moderator: Jenny Deller
Allison Price
Director of Education at Lincoln Park Zoo
Olivia M. Cohn
Climate Action and Sustainability Consultant, Global Philanthropy Partnership
Christine Chirchirillo
Early Elementary Science Partnership Educator, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

Thursday, February 28th
Empowering Youth In Science:
Making Your Surroundings Come Alive

Moderator: John Thompson
Guest Lecturer University of Chicago, visiting researcher at the Field Museum
Alison Paul
Urban Conservation Educator at The Field Museum
Allison Price
Director of Education at Lincoln Park Zoo

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