Film News: Chicago Media Project Kicks Off ‘Dinner & Docs @ The Davis’ on July 13, 2017

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CHICAGO – The Chicago Media Project is starting a new and exciting quarterly program called “Dinner & Docs at The Davis.” The “dinner” is offered by Chef Gil Langlois of the new Carbon Arc Restaurant at The Davis Theatre in Chicago’s Lincoln Square neighborhood (link to details below). The “doc” is the new documentary feature “City of Ghosts,” directed by Matthew Heineman, to be screened after the dinner at in The Davis Theatre. The screening will be followed by a Skype appearance by director Heineman, discussing the film with panelists Kerry Peterson (Committee to Protect Journalists) and Lina Sergie Attar (The Syrian Campaign).

“City of Ghosts” is directed, produced, and filmed by Academy Award-nominated and Emmy-winning filmmaker Matthew Heineman (“Cartel Land”). The documentary follows the journey of a organization within a war-torn city in Syria… “Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently” – who are a handful of anonymous activists, banded together after Raqqa and surrounding territories was taken over by ISIS in 2014. They are citizen journalists, who face the realities of their lives undercover, on the run and in exile – risking their lives to stand up for their homeland.

Ghosts
Chicago Media Project Presents ‘City of Ghosts’ for ‘Dinner & Docs @ The Davis’
Photo credit: IFC Films

Chicago Media Project (CMP) is a member-based philanthropic organization that cultivates a community of documentary film lovers who believe in the power of media to bring about social change. CMP provides grant support and community outreach for documentaries with a social mission and employs a “Community Model of Philanthropy” where generous membership contributions combine to support films and media organizations making a real difference. Their philosophy of “Tiny But Mighty” pools donations and resources to create larger grants to fund documentary makers.

The documentary “City of Ghosts” will be paired with a special dinner prepared by Chef Gil Langlois at the hottest new restaurant in the neighborhood, Carbon Arc. The film will screen in The Davis (attached to the restaurant) after the dinner, and the discussion by Kerry Peterson and Lina Sergie Attar will follow the screening. There is a documentary-only option as well, see below for a link to details.

“Dinner & Docs @ The Davis” begins at 6pm on Thursday, July 13th at The Davis Theatre, 4614 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, with the documentary “City of Ghosts.” Tickets for the Dinner and Documentary are $30, but the documentary-only screening is free with an RSVP. For details and RSVP information for both options, click here.

HollywoodChicago.com senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

By PATRICK McDONALD
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© 2017 Patrick McDonald, HollywoodChicago.com

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