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I DON’T WANNA DANCE at Chicago Film Festival Summer Screenings

Wed, Aug 31 - Wed, Aug 31  2022

I DON’T WANNA DANCE at Chicago Film Festival Summer Screenings – AUG 31 at 6:30 PM CDT

Tickets/Info – FREE and open to the public 

In Flynn von Kleist’s film I DON’T WANNA DANCE, teenager Joey and his little brother are delighted to be placed back with their mother Daphne after two years apart. All seems to be going well. Daphne has a job and Joey finds his niche with a dance group. But when Daphne sinks back into old, destructive patterns, Joey does whatever it takes to keep social services away. How long can he keep it up and at what cost? Scriptwriter Jaroen Scholten van Aschat collaborates with lead actor Yfendo van Praag to create a personal, earnest portrait of a boy fighting to reach adulthood. Produced by The Rouges.

Screening will take place at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St. Chicago, IL 60602. Please stay for a special Q&A following this screening. 

All films are free and open to the public, with free tickets available to reserve beginning 16 days in advance of each screening–AUG 16 for this film–and in-person at the screening, based on availability. Limited tickets are available.

Presented by the Chicago Film Festival. Cinema/Chicago, the presenting organization of the Chicago International Film Festival, is a year-round non-profit cultural and educational organization dedicated to fostering better communication between people of diverse cultures through the art of film and the moving image. We serve Chicago’s diverse and under-served citizenry by providing access to world-class cinema. We aim to enrich Chicago’s cultural environment by presenting film in contexts that encourage discussion and debate.

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