Evanston’s long-running REELTIME film and discussion series presents the engaging and informative new documentary "RADICAL DISCIPLE: THE STORY OF FATHER PFLEGER" (2009, 58 min) by Evanston filmmaker Bob Hercules. A discussion with the filmmaker and Father Michael Pfleger will follow the screening.
A white teen (Julia Stiles) enrolls in an inner city Chicago high school with a virtually all-black student body. When she falls in love with a popular black student (Sean Patrick Thomas), their racial differences spark tension.
The turbulent life of Tina Turner (Angela Bassett) is brought to the screen in this stunning adaptation of the rock performer’s autobiography. This highly acclaimed film uses numerous classic and contemporary Turner songs as it follows the career and life of a truly remarkable woman. (Rated R; 119 minutes; 1993).
The epic 1974 heavyweight championship fight between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman in Africa provides the basis for this documentary. Assembled from over 250 hours of footage, When We Were Kings focuses on the controversial life and meteoric rise of Ali as well as other events leading up to the well-publicized "Rumble in the Jungle." (Rated PG; 84 minutes; 1996).
Reeltime is proud to mark the 15th anniversary of the landmark documentary Hoop Dreams (172 min) with a special screening and discussion. Hoop Dreams follows William Gates and Arthur Agee, two talented young basketball players from Chicago's inner city, who dream of starring in the NBA.