Torture’s long term effects can be devastating. Dr. Mary Fabri is a clinical psychologist and senior director at the Marjorie Kovler Center — the pioneering torture treatment center that’s operated in Chicago for more than 25 years.
Sunday’s Best Director nominees at the Academy Awards would surely be able to name a pivotal cinematic moment in their lives; a film that catapulted a life-long dedication to the art of filmmaking. A new book looks to discover and dissect some of those moments.
When he was a little boy, Victor Dashuk was scared that if he misbehaved, he would be locked inside a rabbit cage. Now 64-years old, Dashuk feels he is living in what he calls “freedom in a cage” in his native Belarus.
Roger Ebert named "Scrappers" one of the best documentaries of 2010. The film follows two men who make their living dumpster diving for scrap metal. A few years back, at the height of the scrap metal economy, copper iron or aluminum commanded hundreds of dollars per ton: Not any more.
Friday, "Ebert Presents At the Movies" premieres on Channel 11/WTTW. The show’s format has been tweaked a little but it will still be anchored by two hosts. Joining the Associated Press’s Christy LeMire is a relatively unknown film buff from Chicago, Ignatiy Vishnevetsky.