The 2015 Peace on Earth Film Festival (POEFF)—presented by Transcendence Global Media, NFP, in partnership with the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special events—will showcase a captivating exploration of film in the areas of nonviolence, tolerance and social justice (with corresponding panels and filmmaker Q&As) at the Chicago Cultural Center’s Claudia Cassidy Theater, 78 East Washington, Thursday, March 19 through Sunday, March 22.
Features from the upcoming festival include the Chicago premiere of J Street: The Art of the Possible, an urgent political story told with the intimacy of cinema vérité, and the youth orchestra documentary, Crescendo!. Directed by the daughter of Leonard Bernstein, the film chronicles the social transformation of three disadvantaged children through music.
All screenings are free and open to the public. No reservations necessary. Individual screening dates and times will be announced in the coming weeks. Learn more at: www.peaceonearthfilmfestival.org.
Clef Notes Chicagoland Journal for the Arts
Filming of sandstorm in Fading Valley, a featured film of the 2015 Peace On Earth Film Festival (photo courtesy of The Chicago Cultural Center).