First Tuesday! Pooh: The Derrick Rose Story

May. 07, 2019
6:00pm - 9:30pm
@Landmark Century Cinema, 2828 N Clark St, Chicago, Illinois

The Midwest Independent Film Festival is proud to present the theatrical premiere of POOH: THE DERRICK ROSE STORY, as part of our First Tuesdays screening series, directed by Scott Diener.

Derrick Rose became the youngest MVP in NBA history and a celebrated superstar for the Bulls in his hometown of Chicago. Rose's gritty style on the court was forged by a childhood surrounded by gang violence and poverty in Englewood. His single-minded determination to save his family from a continued life of hardships led him to a win at all costs mentality on and off the court.

Stadium’s documentary “Pooh: The Derrick Rose Story” gives a never before seen look at the meteoric rise of the young Chicago superstar that was suddenly derailed by devastating injuries and unrealistic expectations for a hometown hero. Rose's story is one of survival - through violence, poverty and injury - the one time heir to Michael Jordan's iconic throne has never forgotten where he came from as he continues to search for his own inner peace.

The evening will open at 6 p.m. with a cocktail reception on the top floor of the Landmark Century Cinema space (2828 N. Clark St.), followed by our signature Producers Panel at 6:30. 

This month's panel is an in-depth discussion with incoming Illinois Film Office Director Peter Hawley, in conversation with filmmaker and journalist T. Shawn Taylor, to discuss Hawley's vision for the Illinois film community, his plans in the role, and offer insight on how filmmakers of all levels can successfully work with the organization. 

After the panel, a Q&A session with the filmmakers will immediately follow the 7:30 p.m. film screening, approximately 9 p.m., followed by an afterparty.


6:00pm Cocktail Reception
6:30pm Producers Panel: 
7:30pm Screening of POOH: THE DERRICK ROSE STORY
9:30pm After Party

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