Seth McClellan, Adjunct Professor for Media Communications 77 minute feature documentary, KING IN CHICAGO, will have its Chicago premiere at the Bronzeville Film Festival, June 19, 2008 at 5:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
Bronzeville Film Festival
June 19, 2008
Illinois Institute of Technology
10 W. 35th St.
Watch a trailer at: www.thorncreekproductions.com
In the national celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday each year, most Americans recall or learn about Dr. King's leadership in confronting southern racism in Selma and Montgomery, Alabama. Far less discussed is his prophetic leadership in 1966 confronting northern racism and poverty as part of the Chicago Freedom Movement.
This film emphasizes King's understanding of the link between the goals of the Civil Rights Movement and the social injustice of poverty. Candid interviews with Jesse Jackson, James Bevel, Michael Pfleger, and others, period photos and stirring traditional music by Rutha Harris shine a light on their struggle for justice.
The film provides invaluable context to the national conversation about the corrosive effects of pervasive racism and persistent poverty in the U. S. today. “This is the perfect festival for the film to premiere, many events in the Chicago Freedom Movement happened in the Bronzeville neighborhood."