Filmmakers in person! Film Series : Stranger Than Fiction

'63 Boycott

2016, Gordon Quinn, USA, 30 min.

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Show Times

  • Fri, Jan 25th 8:15pm
  • Sat, Jan 26th 5:00pm
  • Wed, Jan 30th 6:00pm

This then-and-now look at the historic 1963 boycott against the Chicago Public Schools focuses on a massive protest that brought 200,000 students to the streets and ultimately brought down schools superintendent Benjamin Willis for promoting discriminatory practices and de facto segregation in South Side schools.  Director Quinn updates the fight for equality in the schools to the present day, with a contrasting look at the same issues in new guises under the administration of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. DCP digital.  (BS)

Screens with '63 Boycott

Friday, 1/25 at 8:15 PM: F*** YOUR HAIR Director Jason Polevoi and '63 BOYCOTT director Gordon Quinn are scheduled to appear for audience discussion, along with F*** YOUR HAIR main subject Mila Ramirez and '63 BOYCOTT subject Jill Willis. The discussion will be moderated by Marilyn Katz, founder and president of MK Communications.

Saturday, 1/26 at 5:00 PM: F*** YOUR HAIR Director/Producer Jason Polevoi and Producer Nick Jenkins, '63 BOYCOTT Producers Tracye Matthews and Rachel Dickson, and UIC Assistant Professor of History at UIC Elizabeth Todd-Breland, are scheduled to be present for an audience discussion moderated by WBEZ reporter Monica Eng.

Wednesday, 1/30 at 6:00 PM: F*** YOUR HAIR director Jason Polevoi and '63 BOYCOTT director Gordon Quinn are scheduled to appear after the film, as part of our monthly Movie Club discussion.

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