Podtalk: Charles Coleman on FACETS Chicago 47th Anniversary

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CHICAGO – Last week FACETS Multimedia Chicago began their 47th anniversary celebration, and throughout the month of May will have special programming associated with that milestone. Film Program Director Charles Coleman talks about these programs and more about FACETS with HollywoodChicago.com.

Co-founded in 1975 by the legendary film influencer, the late Milos Stehlik, FACETS is a Chicago institution located in the DePaul neighborhood. Their goal is to inspires audiences to engage with film not simply as entertainment, but as an exciting tool to bridge cultural divides, promote digital literacy, and expand perspectives through empathy-driven storytelling. One of the programs offered in May is “Milo’s Picks,” a specially curated series of Stehlik’s favorite films. Link to the program by clicking MS PICKS.

Charles Coleman (inset) for the FACETS 47th Anniversary Celebration in May
Photo credit: Facets.org

The other two programs focus on Chicago, with “Kartemquin Films X Full Spectrum Features,” a retrospect of two studios producing content here. For the link, click KF X FS. The third program is “Real Chicago,” four films from the DVD series released through FACETS. For more info, click CHI DVD.

In a Podtalk with Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com, FACETS Film Program Director Charles Coleman talks about the Milos Stehlik influence, the purpose of the May programs and the 47th year …

For more information on FACETS multimedia and theater in Chicago, click FACETS.ORG. The theater and multimedia center is located at 1517 West Fullerton in Chicago.

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