Saturday, August 17, 6:00 p.m. | THE CANDIDATE documents progressive democrat Qasim Rashid as he runs in two different congressional races against well-funded incumbents; first against a Virginia republican in 2020, and in 2024 against an Illinois democrat.

Docs for DemocracyKicking off a cross-country roadshow in Chicago on the eve of the Democratic National Convention, Docs for Democracy is a two-night screening series of films about America at a crossroads. Designed to be positive gatherings for audiences who are interested and engaged in the political process—or want to be—both films in the series are paired with robust post-screening discussions with filmmakers and subjects in attendance. Read more

The Film Center is ADA accessible. This presentation will be projected without open captions. The theater is hearing-loop equipped. For accessibility requests, please email