Quick and Easy: The Film Every Teenager Should See

Bullying is a huge problem in America’s schools. It is estimated that more than 13 million kids are bullied each year, undermining their social confidence and emotional development. The film “Bully“, a documentary created in collaboration with The Bully Project, focuses on the affect that bullying has had on five families. It also takes a […]

Rosie O’Donnell Taping Opportunity

On Tuesday, October 18, Rosie O’Donnell will be taping a show about women’s reactions to a new documentary called, “Miss Representation.” The film brings together some of the most influential women in the world to give audiences an inside look at the media’s depiction of women, showing how the media is educating yet another generation […]

"Forks Over Knives": Veganism Can Improve your Health

Step away from the hamburger. Put down that piece of chicken. And don’t even think about snacking on a slice of cheese. Basically, eat your veggies… or die. After watching the new documentary “Forks Over Knives,” which debuts May 13, you’re definitely going to want to race to your nearest Whole Foods and pick up […]

Wretches & Jabberers: Changing Minds About Autism

Two men embarked on a journey to put a new face on autism—one with humor and soul and empathy.   Filmmaker Gerardine Wurzburg went along for the ride. Her new documentary, “Wretches and Jabberers” will be shown in Chicago on Thursday, May 12, as part of a nationwide event: 100 Cities. One Night for Autism. […]

What You Don't Know About the North Shore

Here’s some North Shore trivia for you: How did Half Day Road get its name?   Did you answer: Because it’s a half-day’s ride on horseback to Chicago? Bzzz, wrong. Geoffrey Baer, producer of the documentary “Chicago’s North Shore,” says almost everyone who grows up on the North Shore believes that story. But in fact, […]