CCFF2022: Preview of ‘Hold Your Fire’ with Stefan Forbes, May 15, 2022, at Music Box Theatre

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CHICAGO – The 9th Chicago Critics Film Festival (CCFF) is on DAY THREE, and will feature “Hold Your Fire,” a tense documentary recounting a police incident in 1973 New York City, directed by Stefan Forbes. The Fest continues through May 19th, click CCFF for schedule and ticket info.

“Hold Your Fire” is set in the borough of Brooklyn, New York City, in 1973. When Shu’aib Raheem and his friends attempted to steal guns for self-defense, it sparked the longest hostage siege in the New York Police Department history. NYPD psychologist Harvey Schlossberg lobbied to avert a bloodbath by using newly reformed policing methods, and save the lives of the hostages, police and the four young Muslim men at the heart of the conflict. “Hold Your Fire” will be released by IFC Films on May 20th, 2022. Director Stefan Forbes will appear on behalf of the documentary at the CCFF on May 15th, 2022 (7pm screening).

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‘Hold Your Fire,’ Directed by Stefan Forbes, at CCFF 2022 on May 15th
Photo credit: IFC Films

The 9th Chicago Critics Film Festival returns after a truncated 2021 event and the 2020 pandemic cancellation. It is the the only Film Festival curated by film critics, and highlights the 2022 films from the early year festivals like Sundance and SXSW.

In an excerpt from an interview via Zoom with Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com, director Stefan Forbes of “Hold My Fire” provides perspective on his film …

The 9th Chicago Critics Film Festival runs from May 13th through May 19th, 2022, at the Music Box Theatre, 3733 North Southport, Chicago. For the CCFF website, click here.

HollywoodChicago.com senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

By PATRICK McDONALD
Editor and Film Writer
HollywoodChicago.com
pat@hollywoodchicago.com

© 2022 Patrick McDonald, HollywoodChicago.com

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