GIFFORD FOUNDATION “WHAT IF…” Film:TRUST – Second Acts in Young Lives

April 4, 2012 - 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Free films showcasing community revitalization and engagement  at the ArtRage Gallery.

TRUST: Second Acts in Young Lives ~ A Nancy Kelly film.

Many who are familiar with Chicago’s theater scene, know of the Albany Park Theater Project’s (APTP) amazing work with youth. Nancy Kelly’s formidable new documentary TRUST allows us an in-depth look at APTP’s story-telling process and how their work helps transform the lives of young people. The story of Marlin, originally from Honduras, is one of sexual violence, separation from her mother, and the harsh realities of immigration. TRUST follows her harrowing, personal story that then becomes the basis for an original play. The film captures the respect, support and tenderness that APTP’s ensemble members show Marlin and beautifully illustrates the healing power of art and community.

“Trust: Second Acts in Young Lives is one of those brilliant pieces which reminds us what documentary does best: captures small, specific stories which illuminate much broader issues and themes.”  – Rick Ayers, Huffington Post

All films are free to the public and no reservations are necessary – seating is on a first come, first serve basis.

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