Much has changed in the world since 2015, when we last shared an update on our short film, following Will Guzzardi's long-shot race to represent a more progressive politics in the Illinois State House.
Our time apart has been marked by some wonderful developments — Lemonade, Hamilton ... the Schuyler sisters. But, Illinois has spent these past two years without a budget, with devastating effects on working families and critical service organizations. There was also Brexit, Zika, Russian hacking ... and of course, November 8th, 2016.
There has never been a more important time to recognize and nourish the power of organizing at the hyper-local level — and that's just what we set out to do with this film.
So we are excited to share that we will be premiering The 39th at the Chicago Underground Film Festival on Saturday, June 3rd at the Logan Theater - in our very own 39th district!
For those of you in Chicago, we would love to have you there to celebrate.
Tickets for our screening, as well as festival passes, are available here. Make sure to select "June 3rd, 3pm Shorts 6 - The One with the Governor."
We'll also be organizing a celebratory get together the week leading up to the premiere — stay tuned for more details!
Can't wait to see you there!
Laura, Adam and Josh