Chicago Cultural Center, Cassidy Theatre Chicago, IL
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CIMMfest 2011: Player Hating - A Love Story
Player Hating: A Love Story Documentary, USA, 95 min., US premiere Directed by Maggie Hadleigh-West
Feminist documentarian Maggie Hadleigh-West (War Zone) switches gears with this film about Half-a-Mill, a rapper on the verge of stardom who struggles daily with poverty and violence in the Albany Housing Project in Brooklyn. Although Half's music and public demeanor celebrate thug life, amazingly candid conversations with Hadleigh-West reveal a thoughtful street philosopher who opens his life to an unlikely stranger, in the process providing a more intimate and honest film about the person behind the thug persona.
With: "Old Man Raps" by Bambu (music video directed by Patricio Ginelsa)
CCC Cassidy, 78 East Washington Street, Sunday, April 17, 4:30pm, free
Included with your ticket is a one-year subscription toTime Out Chicagomagazine ($9.99 Value).*
* When you purchase a ticket or festival pass to CIMMFest 2011, this includes a 1-year subscription toTime Out Chicagomagazine valued at $9.99. There are no hidden charges and you will not receive any bills. If you do not wish to receiveTime Out Chicagomagazine, please click herewww.timeoutchicago.com/subscriptionrefundfor a full refund.
Chicago Cultural Center, Cassidy Theatre
78 East Washington
Chicago, IL 60602