SPILLED WATER + JENS JENSEN THE LIVING GREEN - Firehouse Fundraiser Screenings!

Directed by: May Tchao & Carey Lundin

SPILLED WATER explores the lives of four Chinese women as their country’s rapid economic transformation shifts their roles, rights and status as mothers, wives and daughters. Through their intimate stories, we learn how and why gender equality in China is so hard-earned but worth the struggle. Director May Tchao in person for intro and Q&A!


Few know the name JENS JENSEN today but his ideas about making city life healthy and green could not be more important. He battled endemic corruption and stood up to the most powerful men in America to save the Dunes of Indiana, set aside parks all over the Midwest, and make the south and west sides of Chicago livable for the working poor. Director Carey Lundin in person for intro and Q&A!



2:00pm: SPILLED WATER (Directed by May Tchao)

3:30pm: JENS JENSEN THE LIVING GREEN (Directed by Carey Lundin)


Damen Cinema, 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!


May Tchao - Director, SPILLED WATER

Born in China, raised in Hong Kong and a U.S. citizen for almost forty years, May May Tchao spent a career in advertising in Chicago for more than 30 years, serving blue-chip clients in creative leadership and consulting positions. SPILLED WATER is her directorial debut and she is now pursuing film concepts that give voice to a new generation of women in China.



Carey Lundin is well known for her ability to produce both comedy and drama, from hard-hitting political spots to emotional public service, to mockumentary webisodes to television programs. Currently Lundin is the director and co-producer of "Jens Jensen The Living Green", a feature documentary for PBS about the irascible Prairie Style landscape architect and the Midwest’s first great conservationist. 


For a decade she was the creative director of Adelstein & Associates, a democratic political media firm where she directed hundreds of campaign spots winning the firm multiple Pollie, Telly and Omni Awards. Her greatest achievement was an eight year public service campaign for organ donation that helped Illinois reach the highest donor registry in the country that was lauded as the nation’s most effective organ donor PSA campaign. 


Having always wanted to experience the presidential campaign trail, Lundin made her mark with her mockumentary web series, "Citizen Kate," that made international news and was dubbed “the future of political journalism” when her butter bust was presented to Obama two days before the crucial Iowa caucus.  Kate, a total outsider to politics and reporting, and a fake character, was a media darling whose webisodes garnered over 2M views.


Lundin's work has been profiled in The Chicago Tribune, NY Times, LA Weekly, LA Times, Washington Post, The Center for Humans and Nature, Chicago Sun Times, WBEZ, WTTW's Chicago Tonight, The Economist, Fox News, Prezvid, Politics Anyone, TV Week, Garden Design Magazine and Traditional Home.


Lundin has produced television shows since the late 1980s when she field produced PBS educational series and "Unsolved Mysteries" starring Robert Stack; for Epiphany Pictures she produced "Phenomenon: The Lost Archives," starring Dean Stockwell; she won Accolade and Ada awards as the Supervising Producer ABCs "Treasure Hunters Roadshow"; and recently she produced "America’s Best Bites," a travel/food series for WGN.


More info on the "5 Films by Women" series


Damen Cinema
6511 N. Sheridan Road
60626 Chicago , IL