Chicago’s Local Legend premieres first film

"Out of Reach"

“Out of Reach”

”Out of Reach”
will screen
at the
Social Change
Film Festival
September 27

Local Legend Films, a Chicago-based documentary film and video company committed to employing young people at risk from gun violence, will premiere its first original production during the International Social Change Film Festival on September 27, 2019.

Titled, Out of Reach, the film is a visual poem that travels through childhood memories complemented by footage of Chicago’s South and West Sides.

Written by Resita Cox, directed by Jayme Joyce, and featuring youth from the North Lawndale community, the story describes the pain of confronting segregation, poverty, and other systems of oppression that exist today for many children of color in the United States.


Behind the scenes, the Out of Reach film crew was comprised of several members of the community who are now full-time employees and founding filmmakers of Local Legend Films, a documentary film company committed to employing young people at risk from gun violence.

Headquartered in Chicago, Local Legend Films was founded by Jayme Joyce in 2018.



Resita Cox
Resita Cox
About Resita Cox
Resita Cox is a director and producer with Local Legend Films. She graduated from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Media and Journalism with degrees in Broadcast Television and Political Science. She is a multi-disciplinary storyteller, having reported for TV news stations such as WTVD-TV in Raleigh, NC, WCTI-TV in New Bern, NC, and the syndicated morning show, Morning Dose. With a wide range of journalistic skills ranging from in-front to behind the camera, Resita transitioned her know-how and passion for filmmaking into her current role with LLF.

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