EXCITING, INFORMATIVE AND CAREER-BOOSTING EVENT NOTICES for February are pouring in almost faster than we can post them. Here’s a line-up of what will fill your evenings and weekends in the month ahead. Send your event notice to firstname.lastname@example.org.
2/17-23 FIRST CHICAGO RUN OF “UNBROKEN GLASS” feature doc by Chicago director Dinesh Das Sabu, a U of C grad, who made the film while interning at Kartemquin in 2008. A number of his key collaborators were also former Kartemquin interns — an example of what Kartemquin does to develop and united Chicago’s future documentarians. The story looks at the filmmaker’s own family experiences surrounding the mismatched marriage of his parents, schizophrenia, suicide, and how mental illness is a taboo subject in Indian culture. At the Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State. Feb. 17 Q&A with Das Sabu, Gordon Quinn, Sangeetha Ravichandran, moderated by Howard Reich; co-hosted by Kartemquin Films.
2/22 CHICPUG MEETS AT DDB, with Future Media Concepts presentations from Digital Media Concepts: Blackmagic Design, BorisFX Sapphire and Doris Continuum Complete Mocha Pro 5, Digital Anarchy: Beauty Box, Flicker Free, Smurai Sharpen, Light Wrap Fantastic; iZoetrop RXS, Neutron; Lespain Software, Kyno and more. At 200 S. Michigan, 6 p.m. Featuring a bountiful raffle for just $5 a ticket.
2/23 CHICAGO C-SUITE MEET with Maryam Banikarim, Global CMO Hyatt, the “Real Talk” session moderated by Debra Goetz, Hyatt SVP marketing & communications. Presented by She Runs It at the Hyatt Center, 71 W. Wacker Dr., Café 71, 2nd floor. Members, $25, non-members, $30. Register here.
2/23 CHICAGO C-SUITE MEET with Maryam Banikarim, hosted by Debra Goetz, SVP/marketing & communications at Hyatt at Hyatt Global Headquarters, 71 S. Wacker, 8-9:30 a.m. Members, $25, guests, $50.
2/26 “HOLLYWOOD ON STATE: WHERE YOU’RE THE STAR” is the Gene Siskel Film Center’s annual gala Oscar benefit, which includes fashion, food, fun and a live presentation of the Academy Awards on the big screen. Tickets, starting at $100, may be purchased here.
2/27 DEADLINE FOR LAKE FX CREATIVE CON A.C.C.E.S.S. LABS for creative industry organizations offering one-on-one activities and resources for attendees of Lake FX 2017. Creative takes place April 21-22 at Lake FX at the Chicago Cultural Center. View the application here.
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