MORMON MOVIE producer/director Xan Aranda discusses showing her film at the 2013 Kartemquin Spring Showcase at the Gene Siskel Film Center on May 19.
Inspired by Mormon educational films starring her mother during the 1960s, Xan Aranda (Andrew Bird: Fever Year), explores the stories that shaped generations of her ancestors - the pioneers of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. As the tales and tenets of their controversially clean-cut community are uncovered, Xan tests the seemingly unshakeable cornerstones of her family's beliefs, and re-examines her own story of leaving the faith sixteen years ago.
Xan will be in conversation with Howard Reich of the Chicago Tribune.
For more info on the Showcase and ticket purchasing,
please visit: siskelfilmcenter.org/kartemquin-spring2013
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