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Facets: Burning Fuse Film Festival

By Mike Everleth ⋅ October 21, 2009

Oct. 23, 27-29
7:00 p.m.
Facets Cinematheque
1517 W. Fullerton Ave.
Chicago, IL

Hosted by: Burning Fuse Film Festival

The Burning Fuse Film Festival is a collection of six provocative documentaries screening over four days at the Facets Cinematheque in Chicago. The film titles and a brief description are listed below, along with their exact screening times. On each of the four nights, there will be a program at 7:00 p.m. and then one following that on each night of the fest. But please check out the Burning Fuse lineup on the Facets site for more information.

Oct. 23
7 & 9:15 p.m.:
Faubourg Treme: The Untold Story of Black New Orleans, dir. Dawn Logsdon and Lolis Eric Elie. Take a tour of the oldest black neighborhood in the United States and the birthplace of jazz.
Screening with:
Sliding Liberia, dir. Britton Caillouette and Nicholai Lidow. In Liberia, they call surfing “sliding board.” Hang out with four young sliding boarders as they search for the perfect wave in their war-torn country.

Oct. 27
7:00 p.m.:
Pussycat Preacher, dir. Bill Day. Meet Heather Veitch, who gave up her life in the sex industry to found a ministry to help other women give up their own wicked ways.

8:30 p.m.:
A Snowmobile for George, dir. Todd Darling. Find out exactly what impact the Bush Administration’s push for environmental deregulation had on the country through these personal stories.

Oct. 28
7:00 p.m.:
Soldiers of Conscience, dir. Gary Weimberg and Catherine Ryan. Soldiers fighting in the current invasion of Iraq give their personal accounts of what the war is really like over there.

8:45 p.m.:
Murder, Spies and Voting Lies: The Clint Curtis Story, dir. Patty Sharaf. Recounting the story of the computer programmer who was asked to create rigged voting machines.

Oct. 29
7:00 p.m.: A Snowmobile for George, dir. Todd Darling

9:00 p.m.: Pussycat Preacher, dir. Bill Day

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