Too early to predict about Chcago yet, I am afraid, Alan. But in checking the dates I see the Bears would be playing the Chargers, if there is an NFL Season. And Soldier Field is an easy taxi ride away from the Hotel, it seems. My thesis was an examination of press boxes at sporting events, so you can tell where my interests lie. But cross your fingers or say a prayer or whatever you do, and we will both get there and get to meet. Looking at your interests, I see we share many things in common.
I'll ask my colleagues on the FullFrame Doc Festival selection committee. I don't know if there is such a thing, but "Iraq in Fragments" is a terrific "on the ground" documentary with three distinct sections, one each from the POV of the Shiites, Sunnis, and Kurds. It's neither pro or con American involvement, but it does show the effect of the war on ordinary people. Sorry not to be more helpful.
Hey Alan - it was - as always - great seeing you at NCTE!! If you want to post your presentation materials in the literature / film groups I will be sure to highlight the materials in a "week in review" - you can do a short synopsis here and link out to Alan's site if you dig..
Thank you much for the accidental plug at your session - that was very nice of you!