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 THEATRICAL PREMIERE
4 p.m. Sunday, July 1
Strand Arts Centre, 152-154 Hollywood Rd., Belfast
Tickets are £6
6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 5
Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace St., Temple Bar, Dublin
past THEATRICAL SCREENINGS
CHICAGO PREMIERE: May 25-31
Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State Street
Many thanks to filmmaker Anahita Ghazvinizadeh and UChicago Magazine editor Laura Demanski
for moderating audience discussions with Director Abbie Reese (Sunday, May 27 and Thursday, May 31, respectively)
ROCKFORD, ILL. PREMIERE: March 18 & April 22
The Nordlof Center, 118 N. Main Street
(Both screenings in the 286-seat theater were sold out a week in advance)
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