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Chicago 

May 13 - June 10

Gene Siskel Film Center

Chicago 

May 13 - June 10

Gene Siskel Film Center

Film Festival, May 13–June 10, 2014

(Chicago Premiere)
Filmmaker(s): Talal Derki
Year: 2013 / 87m
June 10

Filmed between August 2011 and August 2013, Return to Homs is a remarkably intimate portrait of a group of young revolutionaries in the city of Homs in western Syria. They dream of their country being free from President Bashar al-Assad and fight for justice through peaceful demonstrations.

(Chicago Premiere)
Filmmaker(s): Berit Madsen
Year: 2013 / 88m
May 20

Sepideh is a young Iranian woman who dares to dream—of a future as an astronaut.

(Chicago Premiere)
Filmmaker(s): Dan Krauss
Year: 2014 / 99m
May 13

The Kill Team follows the story of Specialist Adam Winfield, a young soldier in Afghanistan who attempted to alert the military to horrific atrocities being committed by US soldiers, and who then himself became a target of one of the largest war crimes investigations in US history.

(Chicago Premiere)
Filmmaker(s): Joanna Lipper
Year: 2013 / 75m
June 3

Director Joanna Lipper elegantly explores past and present as she tells the remarkable story of Hafsat Abiola, daughter of human rights heroine Kudirat Abiola, and Nigeria's President-elect M.K.O. Abiola, who won a historic vote in 1993 that promised to end years of military dictatorship.

(Chicago Premiere)
Filmmaker(s): Marta Cunningham
Year: 2013 / 89m
May 27

First-time feature filmmaker Marta Cunningham investigates the 2008 murder of openly gay California teenager Larry King by his school crush Brandon McInerney and paints a shocking portrait of the homophobia, sexism, racism and classism that inform the lives of America's youth.