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SOLD OUT! The Area Film Screening + Q&A with Tonika Lewis Johnson

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The Area, the latest documentary feature from Scrappers Film Group, is premiering in Chicago with a two-week run at the Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

This searing documentary chronicles the five-year odyssey of a South Side Chicago neighborhood, where more than 400 African-American families are being displaced by a multi-billion-dollar freight company. The film follows homeowner-turned-activist Deborah Payne, who vows to be “the last house standing,” and the Row Row Boys, teen friends who must start a new lives across gang lines.

Join MPC for an after-screening conversation with photographer & Englewood activist Tonika Lewis Johnson, Deborah Payne, and the film’s director David Schalliol, moderated by MPC’s very own Gabriel Charles Tyler.

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