September 9th-15th, 2011
Where art and creativity create a united film community.
United Festivals holds a rich tradition of showcasing humorous, touching and provoking films which provides a unique experience for filmmakers and filmgoers alike. Beginning in Tulsa, OK in 2002, United Festivals expanded to Los Angeles & New York in 2007. In 2009 United Festivals expanded to San Francisco, Chicago and London bringing its exciting flare for cinema to an even wider audience.
Chicago United is proud to present an amazing list of Feature-Length Narratives and Documentaries. All films will be Chicago Premieres or Special Engagement Screenings and will be preceded by a few Award-Winning Short Films. All films will be digital presentations.
Monday, Sept 12th through Thursday, Sept 15th will feature a FREE block of short films at 5:30pm.
Strong Bodies Fight September 12, 7:00pm
William Donaruma, 65m
“Strong bodies fight, that weak bodies may be nourished.” This is the motto of the Notre Dame Boxing Team, which annually hosts an intramural charity tournament called “The Bengal Bouts” to support development efforts in the poverty-stricken country of Bangladesh. A unique story of sweat, sacrifice, and solidarity, Strong Bodies Fight takes you on an inspirational journey through one boxing team’s fight against poverty.