Virtual Screening Room: Represent

AREA PREMIERE RUN!

OPENS FRIDAY, AUGUST 7

Includes an Exclusive Pre-Recorded Q&A with Director and Candidates Hosted by Woman and Hollywood’s Melissa Silverstein

Live Zoom Panel
Thursday 8/20 at 9:00pm (ET)

Music Box Films & Chicago Votes present a live panel with REPRESENT director Hillary Bachelder, subject Julie Cho, and campaign manager Bobby Burns. The discussion will be moderated by Stevie Valles, Executive Director of Chicago Votes. An RSVP guarantees a private Zoom link, which will be emailed to attendees on Thursday. We recommend that you submit an RSVP before 8:30pm.

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2020 • dir Hillary Bachelder w/Julie Cho, Bryn Bird, Myya Jones • 93 min

Equal parts personal and political, REPRESENT follows three women on both sides of the aisle who share the singular goal of improving their community through public service. Myya attempts to spark a youth movement and unseat the incumbent mayor of Detroit – at just 22-years-old; Bryn, a farmer and working mother in rural, small-town Ohio, runs for township trustee as a progressive candidate; and Julie walks a tightrope between her identities as a Korean immigrant and Republican candidate for State Representative in a liberal Chicago suburb. With focuses that range from big-city problems like gentrification to rural community concerns like road placement to across-the-board issues of taxation and gerrymandering, these three women truly represent a cross-section of American politics today. The challenges that they face from both within and without their own parties paint a telling portrait of the entrenchment and hard-nosed partisanship that the country will need to overcome if we are ever to truly come together again.

“Heading into the homestretch of this year’s election, Represent feels like a balm.”
– Monica Castillo, rogerebert.com

“Jones, Bird and Cho all face varying degrees of microaggressions and Bachelder does a good job of showing that these moments reflect larger, more systemic issues.”
– Lovia Gyarkye, New York Times

“Regional politics is local politics is national politics. It’s revealing to see how the sausage gets made, and who gets to make it.”
– Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune