2016, James Redford, USA, 60 min.
- Sat, Nov 5th 8:15pm
“Worthy, resonant...could make a stone weep.” – Leslie Felperin, Hollywood Reporter
Subtitled “The Biology of Stress & the Science of Hope,” this fascinating documentary explores the notion of how traumatic childhood experiences have been linked to medical diseases and self-destructive behaviors later in life. In informative and provocative interviews, a host of trailblazing doctors, educators and social workers outline the relationship between “toxic stress” and hormones that negatively impact the mind and body, a connection that is intensified in impoverished communities. Key scenes use cutting-edge animation to illustrate how science can be effectively used to break down the links between Adverse Childhood Experiences and addiction, violence, and disease. Directed by James Redford (HBO’s "Toxic Hot Seat"), filmmaker, activist and Chairman of The Redford Institute, a production company he co-founded with his father, Robert Redford, dedicated to making non-fiction films that affect positive change.
This is the Opening Night screening of the 1st annual Chicago Independent Film Critics Circle Showcase. Information about more CIFCC Showcase screenings can be found here. DCP digital. (MGS)
NOVEMBER 5: Following the screening will be a panel discussion featuring director James Redford; The Honorable Clark Erickson, Chief Judge, Kankakee County; Dr. Emma Adam, developmental psychologist and professor of Human Development and Social Policy at Northwestern University; and Audrey Soglin, Executive Director of the Illinois Education Association. The panel will be moderated by film critic Pamela Powell of the Chicago Independent Film Critics Circle.