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Peace on Earth Film Festival (POEFF)
2012 Peace On Earth Film Festival aims to be a catalyst for change. From February 23-26, 37 films – including feature documentaries, short narratives, and animations – will be screened for free at the Chicago Cultural Center’s Claudia Cassidy Theater. The collection of films will showcase a captivating exploration of film in the areas of nonviolence, tolerance and social justice.
Festival highlights include:
· A special presentation of the FSM film, Sounds of Freedom, a topical exploration of what freedom means within diverse cultures and circumstances. The film will screen on Opening Night, Thursday, February 23.
· #whilewewatch, a short documentary by filmmaker Kevin Breslin, observes Occupy Wall Street activists and occupants, highlighting the power and use of social media. The film will screen as a Special Showingwith a Q&A following the screening on Friday evening, February 24.
· Admissions (Dir. Harry Kakatsakis) is a portrait of a wise clerk, played by James Cromwell, who works in the Admissions Room for the afterlife. The Midwest Premiere of the film will screen on Saturday, February 25.
· John Lavin’s documentary,Hollywood to Dollywood, follows the journey of twin brothers Gary and Larry Lane from Dolly Parton’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame to Pigeon Forge, TN as they chase their dream to meet their idol. The film will screen on Saturday evening, February 25.
For more information visit, www.peaceonearthfilmfestival.org.