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Asian Premiere

Chi-Town

Chi-Town

Nick BUDABIN

  • United States
  • 2018
  • 81min
  • Unencrypted DCP
  • Color

Program note

<i>Chi-Town</i> follows a young man named Keifer Sykes on his meteoric rise from Marshall High School on Chicago′s West Side to his improbable shot at the NBA. This exhilarating multi-year journey on the explosive point guard′s ascent is punctuated by personal loss, debilitating injury, and tragic violence. <i>Chi-Town</i> is a very impressive human story about persistence and the strength of will of a young man who was born and raised in a neighborhood where the terror of gang warfare is part of everyday life. It is the kind of documentary that can set a good example for young people who fear failure, or who struggle to pursue their dreams. This is an intimate, raw, surprising and unique behind-the-scenes look at a true champion—and what it really takes to make it. <i>Chi-Town</i> made its world premiere at this year’s SXSW and was nominated for the Grand Jury Award.

Director

Nick BUDABIN

Nick is an award-winning nonfiction showrunner/director who has worked in television for over fifteen years. His work includes series for VICE, A&E, MTV and OWN. Nick is a first-time filmmaker. An avid basketball player and fan, he has been preparing for a film like this his entire life.

Credit

  • DirectorNick BUDABIN
  • ProducerNick Budabin ,Terrence Elenteny ,Neal Usatin
  • Cast
  • CinematographyMatt Elkind

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