Everyone likes to talk about movies, so let’s keep the conversation going! The Gene Siskel Film Center will get everyone talking with monthly film conversations. Audiences are invited to informal conversations led by—but not monopolized by—carefully selected facilitators.

PREVIOUSLY

First Chicago run! Filmmakers in person!

Radical Grace

2015, Rebecca Parrish, USA, 86 min.

Showtimes:

  • Fri, Nov 6th 2:00pm
  • Fri, Nov 6th 7:45pm
  • Sat, Nov 7th 2:45pm
  • Sun, Nov 8th 4:30pm
  • Sun, Nov 8th 7:00pm
  • Mon, Nov 9th 6:00pm
  • Wed, Nov 11th 6:00pm
  • Thu, Nov 12th 8:15pm

NOVEMBER 6 at 2 PM: LIVING A CALLING TO ACT FOR JUSTICE discussion featuring Producer Nicole Bernardi-Reis, Sister Kathleen Desautels (8th Day Center for Justice), Chris Roach & Halbert Williams (St. Leonard’s Ministries for former prisoners).

NOVEMBER 6 at 7:45 PM PM: FAITH & FEMINISM discussion featuring Director Rebecca Parrish, Producer Nicole Bernardi-Reis, Susan Straus (President, Illinois National Organization for Women) and Cristina Traina (Christian Feminist Ethicist, Northwestern University).

NOVEMBER 7: EMPOWERING WOMEN IN FAITH COMMUNITIES discussion featuring Producer Nicole Bernardi-Reis, film subject Sister Chris Schenk (Co-Founder of FutureChurch), Nadiah Mohajir (Co-Founder & ED of Muslim reproductive health organization, HEART Women & Girls) & Jean Peterman (National Organization for Women).

NOVEMBER 8 at 4:30 PM: CELEBRATING SISTER JEAN AFTER-PARTY discussion featuring Director Rebecca Parrish, film subject Sister Chris Schenk (Co-Founder of FutureChurch) & friends of Jean Hughes.

NOVEMBER 8 at 7 PM: CHRISTIAN & ISLAMIC FEMINISMS discussion featuring Director Rebecca Parrish, film subject Sister Chris Schenk (Co-Founder of FutureChurch), Maham Khan (Muslim & Interfaith Activist & Journalist, Interfaith Youth Core), Nicole Sotelo (Catholic Church Justice Activist, Call to Action).

NOVEMBER 9: LIVING A CALLING TO ACT FOR JUSTICE discussion featuring Director Rebecca Parrish, Film subject Sister Chris Schenk (Co-Founder of FutureChurch) & Adrienne Alexander (AFSCME Council 31).

NOVEMBER 11: Movie Club event & discussion on TRANSFORMING RELIGIOUS PATRIARCHY featuring Director Rebecca Parrish, Producer Danny Alpert, Producer Nicole Bernardi-Reis, Hind Makki (Patheos Muslim Channel, Side Entrance), Ryan Hoffman (Call to Action: Inspire Catholics Transform Church), and Betsy Hoover (270 Strategies). Post-screening conversation and a complimentary cocktail at Virgin Hotels Chicago, 203 N. Wabash. Movie ticket required for entry.

NOVEMBER 12: FAITH ORGANIZING FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE featuring Director Rebecca Parrish, Producer Danny Alpert, Traci Wile (Organizing for Action) and Rudy Lopez (Interfaith Worker Justice).

Chicago premiere!

Welcome to Leith

2015, Michael Beach Nichols and Christopher K. Walker, USA, 86 min.

Showtimes:

  • Fri, Oct 2nd 2:00pm
  • Fri, Oct 2nd 8:30pm
  • Sat, Oct 3rd 3:15pm
  • Mon, Oct 5th 6:00pm
  • Tue, Oct 6th 6:00pm
  • Wed, Oct 7th 8:30pm
  • Thu, Oct 8th 8:30pm

OCTOBER 5: The 6:00 pm screening on Monday, October 5, is a Movie Club event moderated by Professor Stephen Siegel, Distinguished Research Professor of Law at the DePaul University College of law. His long-standing research interest is American legal history, although he also is highly regarded in the areas of property and constitutional law. Among his writings on the history of free speech are articles on “Injunctions for Defamation, Juries, and the Clarifying Light of 1868” and “The Origin of the Compelling State Interest Test and Strict Scrutiny.”