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Englewood At The Movies Presents: I Used To Love her

Fly and Faith Fridays at Greater Saint John AME Church... From Open Mic to Movie Night!

Englewood At The Movies Presents: I Used To Love Her  July 28, 2017 

The American Dream or The American Nightmare? What is the reality for Chicago South Siders?

Many understand “The American Dream” as having the white picket fence. A home, two children, a dog and spouse. The successful and/or stable career, financial security, owning a piece of land and later passing it down to the children, has been the definition.

Thumbs-Up for The 5th Annual Englewood International Film Festival

2015 marked the 5th year of The Englewood International Film Festival which brought out Hollywood Directors, Actors, Film Directors, and even a former NBA Player. Each year the festival is bigger, bolder and attracts more supporters around the country.

Englewood Celebrates 5th Year of Englewood International Film Festival

Local Community Film Festival inspires attendees with Powerful Vision Englewood Film Festival’s fifth year celebration bring powerful celebrities to Chicagoland.

"My First Love"

“My First Love" is a piece by Englewood's own Mark Harris. It will debut March 16th on BET, starring Pooch Hall and Gabrielle Dennis formerly of The Game. You all know them as Derwin and Janay.

4th Annual Englewood International Film Festival Returns!

The EIFF is ready to celebrating its 4th year as a festival, Thursday- Sunday in Chicago (10/23-10/26).

Service Learning Hours offered to High School Students

Chicago film producer Kenya Renee is offering service learning hours to high school students.  Students can gain up to 20 hours per week acting as online marketing interns spreading the word about the upcoming film "Deacon's Choice" via social media sites.

This movie was written by Chicago's very own Kenya Renee and Illinois native Dan Hoger.  The movie stars some of Chicago's best talent:  Eugene Parker, Bridgette Shorter, Shannon Matesky, Elizabeth Gray, Byron Willis and many more. 

 "Deacon’s Choice” is described as a powerful story of an Ex-Chicago Politician and his family’s tug-of-war battle to overcome a secret that has lain dormant for 30 years. It embodies the trickle effect of selfishness, cover-ups, addiction and consequence that has chipped away one young lady’s heart, passion and esteem.

One would assume the film’s name derived from a religious title, but this twin story explains one young lady’s journeys through life, evoking the inner landscape of her longing to connect to love and feeling loved. In the soon to be 2014 released film "Deacon's Choice", Deacon Shields, a high school teacher, journalist and daughter of a high powered Chicago Public Official  initiates the establishment of her existence through her writings.

Deacon’s Choice uniquely illustrates parallel stories that are parables of happiness gloriously found and tragically lost linked by Chicago political hierarchy and her rollercoaster ride through addiction causing their once solid family relationship to slowly chip away by this long-lived façade.

The intensity of this film is just as stimulating as “Requiem for a Dream” & “Precious” yet its cultured like the movie “Fire Proof.” This compulsive tale of a family’s secret reminds us that life for each of us has its own individual journey.

LISTEN TO THE FIRST COMMERCIAL:  https://soundcloud.com/kenya-renee/sets/deacons-choice
LIKE US ON FACEBOOK:  http://www.facebook.com/deaconschoicemovie
FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:  https://twitter.com/Deaconschoice  
VISIT OUR WEBSITE:  https://www.deaconschoice.com

3rd Annual Englewood International Film Festival

Enjoy a weekend of networking, screen new films and network with amazing people at the 3rd Annual Englewood International Film Festival..October 24th-October 27th..

The Englewood Film Festival 2012

The Englewood Film Festival 2012 going on October 26th -October 26th.

Englewood: Serious business

For once, the news wasn't grim. It wasn't another story about too many crimes and foreclosures and too few jobs and fresh food options.

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