RECENT THEATRICAL SCREENINGS
IRELAND PREMIERE: July 5
Irish Film Institute – Temple Bar, Dublin
Many thanks to Roger Childs, RTÉ Editor of Religious Programmes
for moderating the audience discussion with Director Abbie Reese
NORTHERN IRELAND THEATRICAL PREMIERE: July 1
Strand Arts Centre, Belfast
U.K. SCREENING: June 28
Queen's University Belfast
Dangerous Oral Histories, a joint conference of the Oral History Society and Oral History Network of Ireland
CHICAGO PREMIERE: May 25-31
Gene Siskel Film Center
Many thanks to filmmaker Anahita Ghazvinizadeh and UChicago Magazine editor Laura Demanski
for moderating audience discussions with Director Abbie Reese
ROCKFORD, ILL. PREMIERE: March 18 & April 22
The Nordlof Center
(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