Film News: Elevated Films Chicago Presents ‘Saint Frances’ on June 13th, 2019

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CHICAGO – After making its sensational opening night local debut at the Chicago Critics Film Festival in May, the film “Saint Frances” – directed by Alex Thompson and written by (also lead actor) Kelly O’Sullivan – will kick off the the fifth season of the Elevated Films Chicago series on Thursday, June 13th (7:30pm), at the Ace Hotel Chicago. For more information and tickets, click here.

“Saint Frances” is the deeply authentic and emotional story of Bridget (Kelly O’Sullivan), a 34-year-old woman who is feeling her situation … without a relationship, prospects of motherhood or adult-style career. When she answers the call for a summer time nanny position, she meets six-year-old Frances (Ramona Edith Smith), an unfiltered truth teller in a repressed world. As they interact, a loosening of Bridget’s worries begin to occur, as well as a few life lessons for Frances. The film recently was the recipient of the “Breakthrough Voice” and the Audience Award for narrative film at the SXSW Film Festival, and was the Audience Award favorite at the Chicago Critics Fest.

‘Saint Frances’ Opens the 5th Season of Elevated Films Chicago
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Elevated Films Chicago is a non-profit organization whose mission is to raise awareness and support art programs in under-resourced Chicago communities by hosting exclusive independent film events on rooftops and other unique viewing spaces throughout the city. We use that platform to inspire and support independent filmmakers and future artists. Net profits are donated to Chicago youth arts groups. Upcoming films include “Sword of Trust” and “Greener Grass.”

Elevated Films Chicago presents “Saint Frances” on Thursday, June 13th, 2019 (7:30pm), at the Ace Hotel rooftop Prairie Garden, 311 North Morgan, Chicago. senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

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