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Chicago Hights

December 14, 2010 @ 8:15 pm - 10:00 pm


2009, Daniel Nearing, USA, 67 min.
With Andre Truss, Keisha Dyson

“Brilliant…It is a beautiful book, and has inspired this beautiful film.”
—Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

The biggest hit of the 2010 Black Harvest Festival, CHICAGO HEIGHTS returns for a week-long run. Winesburg, Ohio, Sherwood Anderson’s classic 1919 collection of interconnected short stories, is ingeniously transposed to a predominantly African American community in present-day South Chicago in this gorgeously photographed, beautifully scored tour de force. A dying writer contemplates the characters he wrote about in his unpublished opus The Book of the Grotesque–including a pastor tormented by lust, a doctor who records the truth about his neighbors on scraps of paper, a stern schoolteacher who roams the city at night, and a boy who dreams of leaving home to become a writer. HDCAM


December 14, 2010
8:15 pm - 10:00 pm
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Gene Siskel Film Center
164 N. State St
Chicago, IL United States
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