Midwest Independent Film
Festival announces Midwest
premiere of Hesburgh
documentary, about University
of Notre Dame President and
civil rights leader
Fr. Theodore Hesburgh
CHICAGO — The Midwest Independent Film Festival will host the Midwest premiere of Hesburgh, a feature-length documentary film from award-winning filmmakers Patrick Creadon and Christine O’Malley, which examines the challenges and triumphs of one of the most influential leaders in American history.
Timely in today’s current social and political landscape, Hesburgh explores the life and work of Father Theodore Hesburgh and offers a unique glimpse at more than fifty years of American history as seen through the eyes of the long-time president of the University of Notre Dame and highly influential civil rights leader — who also happened to be America's most well-known Catholic priest.
Educator, civil rights champion, advisor to presidents, envoy to popes, theologian and activist, Hesburgh was called on by countless world leaders in critical moments in modern history to tackle the most challenging issues of the day.
Throughout his work, Hesburgh remained a leader armed with a fierce intelligence, a quick wit and an unyielding moral compass — a timeless example of bipartisan leadership in today’s increasingly polarized times. He built a reputation as a savvy political operator with a penchant for bridging the divide between even bitter enemies.
The Festival previously screened I.O.U.S.A. and Wordplay by filmmakers Creadon and O’Malley in previous years.
The screening is part of The Midwest Independent Film Festival’s monthly First Tuesday event series and will take place on September 4, at 6pm at Landmark Century Cinema, 2828 N. Clark St., Chicago.
Please visit midwestfilm.com to reserve tickets.