Finitzo doc kicks off CPL’s One Book One City program

ONE BOOK ONE CHICAGO has selected award-winning Maria Finitzo / Kartemquin’s “In the Game” doc about a Latino girls’ soccer team at Brighton Park high school for inclusion in the citywide program. 

To mark the occasion, the Chicago Public Library is hosting a free, public screening and panel discussion with education leaders Monday, Oct. 5 at the Harold Washington Library. 

Starting thereafter, “In the Game” will tour city library branches as part of One Book One Chicago through April 2015. The program’s central theme is “Chicago, The City that Gives,” and the book is Thomas Dyja’s “The Third Coast. 

Screenings will start Oct. 1 the Brighton Park branch, followed by McKinley Park, Altgeld, Vodak East Side, Portage Cragin and Archer Heights branches throughout October and November. See the schedule here.

EDITOR STEVE HULLFISH spent several months editing Christian family feature, “War Room,” from the Kendrick Brothers recently released to 1,000 theatres.  His credits include editing the Kendricks’ hit film, “Courageous,” working on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” for 10 years, “Investigate Reports” and “Cold Case Files.”

CHICAGO-FILMED “ALTERED” a twisted thriller written and directed by Kely McClung (“Blood Ties”) of Media Arts International Film Corporation in Gary, scored nine top nominations at the recent Action On Film International Film Festival.

The story is about a young female undercover cop who encounters characters in Chicago’s sometimes terrifying underground club scene when she’s thrust into the hunt for a brutal, seemingly supernatural serial killer.

POLITICAL DRAMA “DISCIPLES from Onnie and Irami OseiFrimpong of Another Chance Productions, about the peculiar place religious institutions play in American politics, screens Saturday, Sept. 19 at the Oak Park International Film Festival.

The pilot for a potential series is set in a Des Moines Protestant church and features its senior staff. 

”There is a large segment of the population that will talk to their pastor, rabbi or Imam before they inform the police, their lawyer or doctor,” says producer Irami Osei-Frimpong.

“Disciples” also tells stories with dramatic stakes similar to those in legal, medical and crime series, but ours is set in a church,” he adds.  

At the Oak Park Library, 834 Lake St., free and open to all.

ROM COM “STOCK OPTIONS,” written and directed by Mark Harris of 1555 Filmworks, will have its world premiere at the International Black Film Festival in Nashville, Oct. 1-4.

The story is about a famous print model who takes home a down-on-his luck stockbroker in gratitude after he rescues her from a robbery attempt.  Upon cleaning him up, sparks fly and she questions her current relationship.

Starring Atonique Smith (“Notorious”), Tasha Smith (“Empire”), Aaron D. Spears, (“Being Mary Jane”) Amin Joseph (“Dope”); EPs, Brett Dismuke, Harris who directed; producers David Eubanks, Keith Neal, Eric Tomosunas and James Watson.