Chosen will screen at the Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 North State Street, May 25-27 & 31.
There will be audience discussions following each of the four screenings.
Friday, May 25, 8:15 pm: Director | Editor | Producer Abbie Reese, with Matt Lauterbach, consulting editor
Saturday, May 26, 5 pm: Q&A with Abbie Reese, moderated by Joyce Duriga, editor of Chicago Catholic
Sunday, May 27, 7:30 pm: Q&A with Abbie Reese, moderated by Dan Dineen,
director of community engagement at the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois
Thursday, May 31, 8 pm: Q&A with Abbie Reese, moderated by Laura Demanski, editor of the University of Chicago Magazine
Thursday, June 28
Dangerous Oral Histories, a joint conference of the Oral History Society and Oral History Network of Ireland
Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland
You can also watch this 2.5-minute trailer on YouTube at http://bit.ly/ChosenthefilmTrailer
"I've watched it twice and honestly - wow. I love it. The style is perfect; the editing maintains pace and the content is very interesting and private without seeming either too observational or too intruding. Heather is a fantastic character and her enthusiasm and self-awareness shine throughout the project."
– Beckie Stocchetti, Executive Director of the Hawaii International Film Festival
"There is a beauty in the personal, handmade quality of this film that made one feel so close to the subject. It felt like we were being told a secret, contemplating the life of those on screen with a muted intensity — almost in a way similar to a prayer."
– Donna Kozloskie, Features Programmer for Citizen Jane Film Festival
"This feature gives a rare insight into the life of such a secluded religious order and one can only appreciate and respect the choice these women make in the search of their destiny and purpose in life."
– Cleveland International Film Festival