Film News: Appearances by Patrick McDonald of, Sep. 8 & 9, 2018

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CHICAGO – will be on the road in the Windy City this weekend, as Patrick McDonald (Editor and Film Writer) makes two appearances in different venues. The first will be a “Power Breakfast” sponsored by Women in Film Chicago, on the topic of “Giving and Receiving Feedback” at 10am September 8th, 2018, at Noisefloor Post Production House on Erie Street. For more details and tickets, click here.

Power Breakfast for Women in Film Chicago is September 8th, 2018
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The second appearance will be as moderator to a film Q&A, as the Gene Siskel Film Center on State Street welcomes filmmaker Bing Liu and his mentor/producer Gordon Quinn of Kartemquin Films on September 9th, 2018. Liu will be screening his amazing documentary “Minding the Gap.” In a comprehensive interview with, Liu outlined particulars of the filmmaker’s journey, and what seems to be a deceptively simple nostalgic look at his childhood obsession with skateboarding, becomes something more defining.

Gordon Quinn is the “quin” in Kartemquin, the essential Chicago production house that gave the world “Hoop Dreams” and the recent “America to Me” on the Starz Network. After the 5pm screening, the two filmmakers will talk about the process of taking a skate documentary to another level. For details and ticket info, click here.

Director Bing Liu (center) of ‘Minding the Gap,’ Screening on September 9th, 2018
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The Women in Film Chicago “Power Breakfast” is a networking gathering in which the membership learn filmmaking issues and answers from Chicago film experts. The topic of “Giving and Receiving Feedback” features Patrick McDonald of talking about the elements of film criticism, and how to break down viewpoints with a feature or short film to offer constructive feedback. McDonald will also use two examples of short films, for on-the-spot examination.

Women in Film Chicago Power Breakfast “Giving and Receiving Feedback” will be on September 8th, 2018 (10am) at Noisefloor Post Production House, 308 West Erie Street, Suite 600 in Chicago. “Minding the Gap” will screen at the Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 North State Street in Chicago, with director Bing Liu and Producer Gordon Quinn appearing on behalf of the film. senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

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