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Chicago-set ‘Saint Frances’ a winner for writer Kelly O’Sullivan

Premiering at the 2019 SXSW Film Festival, writer Kelly O’Sullivan’s Saint Frances won the Audience Award in the narrative feature competition and received special jury recognition for breakthrough voice. Set in Chicago, the film tells the story of a 26-year-old nanny dealing with the complicated emotions of having an abortion.
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Female Filmmaker Wins Top Honor at CCFF for ‘Saint Frances’

The 2019 Chicago Critics Film Festival was held May 17-23 at the Music Box Theatre, featuring nine films written and/or directed by women. Of the 24 films in the festival lineup, these four stood out as especially memorable features from female directors. [Saint Frances wins Audience Award – Narrative Feature from Chicago native, writer and star Kelly O’Sullivan]. read more.

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Chicago Critics Film Festival Celebrates Women Directors

The 2019 Chicago Critics Film Festival raises the curtain on 24 highly-anticipated new films running May 17-23 at the Music Box Theatre. Nine of these 24 feature films are written and/or directed by women, holding steady at 37.5 percent from last year’s representation of female filmmakers.  

It’s a strong group of films, many of which have taken home Grand Jury Prizes and nominations from prestigious festivals such as SXSW and Sundance.read more.

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