Hollywood Chicago critic Pat McDonald interviews “Resilience” director James Redford as part of coverage of the CIFCC Showcase


The Chicago Independent Film Critics Circle would like to thank Pat McDonald, a local peer critic and friendly colleague for HollywoodChicago.com, for his interview piece with James Redford and its coverage of CIFCC Showcase.  Here’s an excerpt from his article:

James “Jamie” Redford is on a righteous mission. Using the power of his latest documentary film, “Resilience,” he is informing all of society to something WE ALL can relate to – Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE). Why is this important? Because virtually everyone is affected by these traumas, and it may be the key to healing many mental AND physical health problems, as well as some societal ills.

The film is fully titled “Resilience: The Biology of Stress & the Science of Hope,” and it refers to the heroic efforts of pediatricians and mental health researchers who are working to stem the tide of ACE – especially in more unfavorable family, race and economic circumstances. The documentary is part of the Chicago Independent Film Critics Circle (CIFCC) Showcase, taking place this weekend (November 5th and 6th, 2016). For more information regarding screenings and events, click here. Jamie Redford, who has directed three documentaries and one narrative film (2003’s “Spin”), will make an appearance on behalf of the film.



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