Inspired by Vatican II and the great social movements of the 1960s and 70s, Catholic sisters in the U.S. made a startling transformation from obedient "daughters of the church" to citizens of the world. BAND OF SISTERS weaves this remarkable history with current day stories of nuns on the cutting edge who work for social justice. Director Mary Fishman in person for intro and Q&A!
October 11, 2:30pm
Loyola University Chicago Damen Student Center, first floor
6511 N. Sheridan Road
Parking in the P1 parking structure is complimentary on Sundays.
Screening as part of the "5 Films by Women" series.
Co-sponsored by the Gannon Center for Women and Leadership, and the School of Communication Loyola University Chicago
Click the ticket link for:
A Single Screening Ticket for $15
A Series Pass for $50
A Series Pass as a "Women in Docs" Donor for $100!
Chicago has a thriving documentary film scene, and our filmmakers Pamela Sherrod Anderson, Ky Dickens, Mary Fishman, Carey Lundin, and May Tchao bear witness. As independent producer/directors, they bring stories to light from a unique and nuanced perspective, that otherwise would be passed-over in the mainstream media.
Their award-winning films – THE CURATORS OF DIXON SCHOOL, SOLE SURVIVOR, BAND OF SISTERS, JENS JENSEN THE LIVING GREEN, and SPILLED WATER - were fiscally sponsored by Chicago Filmmakers. Chicago Filmmakers’ fiscal sponsorship program enabled these filmmakers to raise tax-deductible donations and grants, and our classes and meet-ups gave them a place to find community and support. In short, Chicago Filmmakers helped make these films happen.
Chicago Filmmakers is planning to purchase and restore a beautiful historic fire station at 5720 Ridge in nearby Edgewater to be our eventual home. When construction is finished, we will have spacious screening and studio space, bright new classrooms and offices, and exciting new programming. But we have a long way to go, and we need your help to reach our goal.
Please see these wonderful films, bring your friends, and support our move to the Ridge Firehouse!
Mary Fishman - Director, BAND OF SISTERS
Mary Fishman is an independent producer/director of documentary films and short videos. She self-distributed her first feature documentary, BAND OF SISTERS, which played in theaters in 40 cities across the U.S. and in hundreds of community settings. Most recently she was Associate Producer for the upcoming WTTW national PBS documentary 10 TOWNS THAT CHANGED AMERICA.
Mary is also an architect and urban planner. She graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a degree in architecture and French, and from UCLA with a master's degree in urban planning. She practiced architecture with private firms in Chicago, southern California, and Strasbourg, France, and was Preservation Architect and Director of Design Review for the City of Chicago's Department of Planning and Development.
She began her career as a filmmaker while taking courses at Chicago Filmmakers. She is a member of the Board of Directors of Chicago Filmmakers.