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Rogers Park’s Hollywood Moment

 

Rogers Park is not just a neighborhood anymore; it is also a movie! Directed by Rogers Park residents Kyle Henry and written by Carlos Treviño, Rogers Park is about two couples who struggle with the challenges of modern life, and the complications of modern relationships as they approach middle age. As you would expect, given the name and the location, the characters in the movie represent a diverse group of people and backgrounds, just like the neighborhood in which the story takes place. The movie was filmed in and around the Rogers Park community, so it will look very familiar to anyone who has spent any time here.

The concept for the movie began with a series of public readings sponsored by the city of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events and was intended to explore the challenges of navigating the complexities of life in a large, urban center. What better place to set a contemporary urban drama than our own culturally and economically diverse neighborhood with its scenic Lakefront and its dense, urban charm.

Although the movie is not a big budget film, it was well reviewed and has had numerous showings, including several at the 400 right here in Rogers Park. The movie was chosen to be a part of the 2017 Chicago International Film Festival. To see the trailer for the movie, click here

 

 

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