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Kartemquin presents ’63 Boycott and Edith+Eddie
11:00am screening & 7:00pm screening. Click ‘Buy Ticket’ button to select 11am or 7pm screening
A nominee for the 2018 Academy Award for Best Documentary Short. Edith and Eddie, ages 96 and 95, are America’s oldest interracial newlyweds. Their unusual and idyllic love story is disrupted by a family feud that threatens to tear the couple apart.
Run time is 29 minutes.
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Jury Award for Best Documentary
PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL SHORTFEST
Audience Award – Best Short
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Jury Honorable Mention – Short Doc Award
Winner – Best Short
INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY ASSOCIATION AWARDS
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Outstanding Documentary Short Film
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Jury Award for Best Documentary Short
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Semi-Finalist: “Shorts List”
CINEMA EYE HONORS
Best Documentary Short
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Best Documentary – Flickers’ Youth Film Jury Awards
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On October 22, 1963, more than 250,000 students boycotted the Chicago Public Schools to protest racial segregation. Many marched through the city calling for the resignation of School Superintendent Benjamin Willis, who placed trailers, dubbed ‘Willis Wagons,’ on playgrounds and parking lots of overcrowded black schools rather than let them enroll in nearby white schools. Combining unseen archival 16mm footage of the march shot by Kartemquin founder Gordon Quinn with the participants’ reflections today, ’63 Boycottconnects the forgotten story of one of the largest northern civil rights demonstrations to contemporary issues around race, education, school closings, and youth activism.
Run time is 30 minutes.
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11:00am screening & 7:00pm screening
Panel discussions after the screenings. Guests to be announced soon.
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All ticket sales are final; no refunds will be given.
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