Thursday, October 23, 2008


The Television Department and the Public Square
“Hope in America? Making Our Own Media”
Tuesday, October 28 at 6:30-8:30pm
Columbia College, Ferguson Theater
600 S. Michigan Ave.
Free and open to the public.

Join us to celebrate and screen the winning films in our first “Looking for Democracy Short Film Contest.” Congratulations to grand prize-winners Brandon Hummons and Chris Frills for their short film “Hope in America,” and to finalists Dan Andries for his short film “Group” and members of Feel Tank Chicago for their short film “Twenty Reasons.”Honorable mention goes to John Birkner for his short film “Belleville Nights.”  
Award-winning filmmaker and co-founder of Kartemquin Films, Gordon Quinn, will explore the meaning of hope in America and the value of alternative media this election season. After the films are screened, there will be a facilitated conversation with community activist Anton Seals and the winning filmmakers about the art of filmmaking and social change. Winning filmmakers will be awarded prizes to celebrate their commitment to creating media that encourages political dialogue, and a reception will close out the evening.
Free and open to the public. Reservations are recommended and can be made online, by email at, or at 312.422.5580.
Call Eric Scholl - X7959 for more information.