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Chicago Filmmakers

Chicago Filmmakers Choose Substance Over Stereotypes

Olivia Cole | Posted 08.09.2014 | Chicago
Olivia Cole

When it comes to documenting the lives and stories of people of color, Hollywood is notorious for being more interested in the perpetuation of stereotypes than meaningful portrayals of marginalized communities with value and humanity.

Filmmaker's New Doc Explores Lives Of Lone Plane Crash Survivors

Posted 05.23.2012 | Chicago

A local filmmaker's latest documentary project is the subject of a swanky fundraiser to be held next Tuesday in Chicago. Ky Dickens, award-winning ...

Joseph Erbentraut

WATCH: Filmmakers At Work On A Gay Twist On 'A Christmas Carol' | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 03.08.2012 | Chicago

For self-professed "movie addict" and long-time Chicago-based film critic Richard Knight, Jr., it was probably only a matter of time until he put down...

Joseph Erbentraut

Muslim Filmmaker Challenges Post-9/11 Islamophobia | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 02.23.2012 | Chicago

The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 forever impacted the lives of every American -- but for Muslim Americans, their lives changed more than th...

Joseph Erbentraut

Filmmaker Explores Gender Equality In China | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 02.07.2012 | Chicago

May Tchao wasn't always an aspiring filmmaker, but after working in the advertising industry for years, the Chinese-American Evanston, Ill. resident k...

Joseph Erbentraut

Can They Kick It? Filmmaker Documents Chicago's South Side | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 01.30.2012 | Chicago

Chicago filmmaker Cyrus Dowlatshahi appears to approach his craft a bit differently than most, at least based on the footage he has released thus far ...

Drag Queen Bingo For Charity At Hamburger Mary's

Time Out Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It's dinner, bingo and drag queens all rolled into one at this weekly charity event in which diners play drag-hosted bingo ......