Four Corners: Film and Discussion
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About the Event
Join us for a private screening of the independent film “4 Corners”. “4 Corners” is a minimalist art piece examining gun violence in Chicago. 4 blocks, 4 acts of gun violence. No context or discernible dialogue. Each murder, carried out calmly and casually, as we move from each story; a reflection of how we take in the news of these killings in modern day life. Much like the violence we see every day in Chicago, this film takes us through a sequence of murders that seem and feel pointless, hollow, and cold. We watch as one killing, starts a ripple effect throughout the community. One thing however is certain, there are no winners here, just losers. Highly influenced by Alan Clarke’s ‘Elephant’ (1989), The purpose of “4 Corners” was to address “the elephant in room.” To present an issue at face value and address the need for change, without patronizing or trivializing the causes of said issue.
A panel featuring women working in a vriety of anti-gun violence spced moderated by Porti King will follow the screening.