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Chicago Filmmakers presents documentary ‘Any Given Day’

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Photo courtesy of Beti Films

Chicago Filmmakers is presenting an in-person screening of “Any Given Day”, a documentary investigating Cook County Jail as a replacement for community mental health clinics, on Saturday, Feb. 19 at 7 p.m.

Tickets (suggested donation of $10) are on sale now at www.chicagofilmmakers.org.

Following the widespread defunding of community mental health care programs across the country in 2015, the Cook County Jail became a default treatment center for people living with mental illness in Chicago. While sharing the struggles of three detainees in a specialized mental health probation program, director Margaret Byrne faces her own challenges, showing how precarious the ties between people with mental illness, their families, and society can be.

Winner of the “Chicago Award” at the 57th Chicago International Film Festival and named “Best Film of Hot Docs 2021” by the Toronto Film Critique Association, “Any Given Day” provides personal insight into the necessity of caring relationships.

Byrne and Impact Producer Latesha Dickerson, past students of Chicago Filmmakers’ film education program, are scheduled to attend the in-person screening for a post-film Q&A. Proof of full vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test result is required to attend.

Film Website: https://anygivendayfilm.com/about/  

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