There are certain documentaries that thrive on a real-world version of movie-star magnetism...DREAMCATCHER has found itself something of a supernova. -Variety
We are proud to partner with Women Make Movies and The Fledgling Fund to host public screenings of the award-winning documentary DREAMCATCHER across the US this autumn.
Directed by Kim Longinotto, this documentary won the Best Directing Award for Documentary at this year's Sundance Film Festival, and it is one of Indiewire's 20 Best Documentaries of 2015. DREAMCATCHER follows activist and former teenage prostitute Brenda Myers-Powell as she advocates on behalf of prostitutes and young rape victims in Chicago. The films looks at violence, sex trafficking, and the communities surrounding these young women.
Brenda Myers-Powell and producer Lisa Stevens will join audiences for post-screening discussions with local city advocates. Dates for each city can be found below. Some are to be determined.
Chicago: Gene Siskel Film Center, September 11-17
Tucson: The Loft Cinema in partnership with Hanson Film Institute, September 22, 7pm MST
Milwaukee: Late September & early October, venue TBD
Chicago: Soho House, October 12
Portland: Northwest Film Center, October 18, 7pm PDT
Cambridge: The Brattle Theater presented by The DocYard, October 19
Philadelphia: International House, with filmmaker in attendance, October 22, 7pm EDT
Chicago: APHA Global Public Health Film Festival, November 1, 2:30pm CST
Seattle: Northwest Film Forum, November 8, 7pm PST
Columbus: Wexner Center for the Arts, November 13
Watch the trailer above and visit Women Make Movies for more information on the screenings.