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Country: UNITED KINGDOM, USA
Run Time: 98 minutes
DREAMCATCHER is a breathtakingly raw look at the work of a former prostitute whose Chicago charity helps women leave the sex industry. Brenda Myers-Powell has a big personality to match her big heart. She cruises the streets at night in her Dreamcatcher Foundation van, distributing condoms. Often she stops to talk to prostitutes, every one with a devastating story. In her after-school club for at-risk teenage girls, the kids exchange horrifying rape stories over Doritos and Coke. Education, empowerment, and prevention are the bywords of this brave soul, who admits to abandoning her own daughters. Her new business is giving hope to forgotten women – and hope is what they need. The story of Brenda’s work, which has changed so many lives, will change yours, too. – B.B.
Tower City Cinemas
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 12:15 PM
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 5:15 PM
Friday, March 27, 2015 at 4:30 PM
Women of the World
ReelWomenDirect Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman
Greg Gund Memorial Standing Up Competition
"Eat the Kimono" (1989), "Shinjuku Boys" (1995), "Divorce Iranian Style" (1998), "Gaea Girls" (2000), "Runaway" (2001), "Sisters in Law" (2005), "Rough Aunties" (2008), "Pink Saris" (2010), "Salma" (2013), DREAMCATCHER (2015)
Lisa Stevens, Teddy Leifer
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