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Doc10 Film Festival returns and includes LGBTQ+ features
2021-05-21

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Chicago Media Project (CMP) announced the full slate of films being showcased at the annual Doc10 Documentary Film Festival, returning June 17-20.

The festival will feature socially distanced, COVID-responsible in-person presentations, drive-in screenings and virtual programming.

The 10 feature films will include three documentaries with LGBTQ+-specific content. Ailey looks at the life of visionary Black choreographer Alvin Ailey; My Name Is Pauli Murray is about the title subject—a feminist non-binary Black civil-rights lawyer, poet and priest; and Pray Away examines the controversial "pray the gay away" movement.

This year, Doc10 will open with a drive-in screening of Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson's Summer of Soul (...Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised), winner of the Sundance Film Festival's Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award. The film documents the Harlem Cultural Festival in the summer of 1969—just 100 miles from Woodstock.

The closing-night film is Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain, a look at the life of the late storyteller, explorer and chef Anthony Bourdain, directed by Oscar winner Morgan Neville. Focus Features will release the film this summer.

Doc10 will run at the Davis Theater, 4614 N. Lincoln Ave., and at the Pilsen Drive-In, 2343 S. Throop St.. Tickets are $17.60 for in-theater screenings and $40-$50 per car for drive-in screenings. There is a 10% discount for students, seniors, military, and frontline workers.

See doc10.org .


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