- Posted on April 23, 2013
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Zonta Club of Evanston presents special screening of
ACCLAIMED DOCUMENTARY “THE CURATORS OF DIXON SCHOOL”
TO BE SHOWN AT THE WILMETTE THEATRE ON WED., MAY 22
An award-winning documentary by Chicago filmmaker Pamela Sherrod Anderson, “The Curators of Dixon School” will be shown at the Wilmette Theatre, 1122 Central Ave., Wilmette, on Wed., May 22. Event begins at 6:00 pm
At a time when educators dream of improving arts education in their schools, though their hopes are thwarted by limited budgets, “Curators” offers a vivid example of what can happen when a determined principal, committed parents and community artists pitch in to help.
The May 22 screening will be part of the annual benefit of the Zonta Club of Evanston, a worldwide organization of executives in business and the professions working together to advance the status of women. Funds raised will be used to benefit local women centered organizations.
Pulitzer-Prize winning critic Roger Ebert, who gave the movie three stars, was amazed: “Can this be a grade school on the South Side of Chicago? Yes, it can, and the artwork seems to have a positive impact, making the Dixon School one of the most successful in the Chicago school system.”
Named best-in-show at last summer’s Black Harvest Film Festival at the Art Institute of Chicago’s Gene Siskel Theater, the film has also been praised by Jacki Lyden of National Public Radio, Rick Kogan of the Chicago Tribune and WBEZ, and the Huffington Post.
Both Anderson and Joan Crisler, who started the school’s art collection and program, will attend the screening and be available afterwards for questions from the audience.
Tickets are $60 and $40 for teachers, which includes hot dogs, popcorn, ice cream and one admission. They can be purchased at the Wilmette Theatre or reserved by calling Lynn Snarr (847) 869-4606. firstname.lastname@example.org.