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Celebrating the Legacy of Milos Stehlik

For close to 35 years on WBEZ, and every Friday on Worldview, we heard Film Contributor Milos Stehlik from Facets. He fled Czechoslovakia in the early 1960’s for Chicago to become a groundbreaking film innovator, critic, and historian. Milos passed away this past July and today, Worldview will celebrate a cherished friend. You’ll hear clips from some of his best and most fun moments, and we’ll hear friends and colleagues share some of their favorite Milos stories. Joining us is Jonathan Rosenbaum, head film critic for the Chicago Reader from 1987-2008. With Rosenbaum are members of the Facets family, Program Director, Charles Coleman and education director Kathleen Beckman, and Ann Vikstrom, who leads Milos’ most cherished creation, the Chicago International Children's Film Festival, billed as “the oldest children’s film festival in the Western Hemisphere and...the first Oscar-qualifying children’s film festival.” Also sharing memories will be Academy Award nominated filmmaker Steve James, Gordon Quinn, founder and artistic director of Kartemquin films, and our Weekend Passport contributor, Nari Safavi.

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