On Wednesday, February 22 at 8:15pm IFP Chicago will co-present a screening of UNBROKEN GLASS at the Gene Siskel Film Center. IFP Chicago members get the Siskel Member Price at the box office -- email us or call us at 773-998-1082 for more information.
A Q&A fill follow with director Dinesh Das Sabu, IFP Chicago Executive Director Nicole Bernardi-Reis, Editor Matt Lauterbach and Kartemquin Director of Editing Leslie Simmer.
ABOUT THE FILM:
When he was six years old, filmmaker Dinesh Das Sabu’s parents died. Raised by his older siblings, he had little idea who his parents were or where he came from. Through making UNBROKEN GLASS, Dinesh begins a journey to finally piece together their story and his own, twenty years after their deaths. In the process, Dinesh uncovers a silenced family history of mental illness, confronts the legacy of having a schizophrenic mother who died by suicide and, together with his siblings, reconciles the trauma of loss and the specter of mental illness.
Shot over the course of five years in Illinois, New Mexico, California, and India, UNBROKEN GLASS addresses universal issues around family, memory, grief, trauma and self-acceptance as it weaves together Dinesh’s journey of discovery with cinema-verite scenes of his family dealing with still-raw emotions and the consequences of his Indian immigrant parents’ lives and deaths. Dinesh bravely allows viewers access into his personal journey of self and family discovery, delving into the often taboo subject of mental health in South Asian culture with tact and sensitivity.
Wednesday, February 22, 2017; 8:15pm
Gene Siskel Film Center -- 164 N. State Street, Chicago, IL 60601