COOKED producer/director Judith Helfand discuss showing her film at the 2013 Kartemquin Spring Showcase at the Gene Siskel Film Center on May 19.
Inspired by the book “Heat Wave: A Social Autopsy of Disaster in Chicago” by sociologist and native Chicagoan, Eric Klinenberg, Cooked takes audiences from one of the most extreme heat waves in US history deep into the politics of disaster. In 1995, 739 Chicago residents – most of them poor, elderly and African American – died over the course of one hot July week.
Judith will be in conversation with Natalie Moore.
For more info on the Showcase and ticket purchasing,
please visit: siskelfilmcenter.org/kartemquin-spring2013
For more info on COOKED,
please visit: kartemquin.com/films/cooked