Monday, October 22, 2012
Groovy Giveaway: Tickets to see The Wise Kids at Chicago's Gene Siskel Film Center
Today I'm featuring a special giveaway of a pair of tickets to see The Wise Kids, which was one of my favorite films of 2011 (click here to read my review). It opens for a week-long run this Friday (October 26) at Chicago's Gene Siskel Film Center (164 N. State), and the tickets are valid at any screening next Monday-Thursday (October 29-November 1).
A host of festival prizes and "Best of 2011" lists later, Stephen Cone’s beautifully nuanced and affecting coming-of-age drama comes home to Chicago for a theatrical run. In the space of time between Easter and Christmas, three best friends about to start college are poised on the cusp of adulthood. Raised in the strict but loving confines of a small town Baptist congregation, they each struggle with crossing boundaries - Brea feels her childhood faith dimming, Tim faces the realization that he’s gay, and Laura sees her friends slipping away into a world she can’t begin to understand.
For more information on the film, go to www.thewisekids.com. Click here to read my Deeper Dish interview with director Stephen Cone.
To enter to win this Groovy Giveaway, please email your name to firstname.lastname@example.org. Entries close at midnight on Thursday, October 25 (CST).
Special Discount for DEEP DISH Readers: Pay $7 admission to the 6 and 8 pm screenings on Monday, October 29, and Tuesday, October 30, with the code "WISEDISH". This offer is valid in-person only at the Gene Siskel Film Center box office, based on availability.