Watch a Great Documentary and Have an Excellent Meal at the Newly Renovated Davis Theater

Interior hallway of the Davis Theater (4614 N. Lincoln Ave)

I wanted to let you all know about an exciting new quarterly film series that caught my eye.

The recent success of the DOC10 Film Festival has emboldened Chicago Media Project, a local non-profit organization supporting social-impact documentary film. To progress their mission of bringing films about social justice to the people, they’ve announced that they’re now sponsoring a series of screenings at the newly renovated Davis Theater called “Dinner & Docs @ The Davis.”  The first of these screenings is this Thursday night.

The concept of this new series is simple; pair a thought provoking documentary with an excellent meal prepared by a world-class chef. In this instance, the chef is Gil Langlois who will be providing an assortment of delicacies that can be found at his restaurant; Carbon Arc. The first film of this series is the Chicago premiere of City of Ghosts, followed by a Q&A (via Skype) with director Matthew Heinemann (Academy Award nominated for Cartel Land). You can find our review of City of Ghosts here.

Heinemann will be joined during the Q&A by panelists Kerry Peterson, Senior Advocacy and Communication Officer for the Committee to Protect Journalists; and Lina Sergie Attar, Co-Founder and CEO of the Karam Foundation and Board Member of The Syria Campaign.

The Dinner & Docs @ The Davis film series happens at the Davis Theater (4614 N. Lincoln Ave) Thursday, July 13, at 7:15pm. Tickets to the dinner and movie are $30. Tickets to the movie only are complimentary, however you must register at the paid ticket link. Future screenings have not yet been announced.

Steve Prokopy
Steve Prokopy

Steve Prokopy is chief film critic for the Chicago-based arts outlet
Third Coast Review. For nearly 20 years, he was the Chicago editor for
Ain’t It Cool News, where he contributed film reviews and
filmmaker/actor interviews under the name “Capone.” Currently, he’s a
frequent contributor at /Film ( and Backstory Magazine.
He is also the public relations director for Chicago's independently
owned Music Box Theatre, and holds the position of Vice President for
the Chicago Film Critics Association. In addition, he is a programmer
for the Chicago Critics Film Festival, which has been one of the
city's most anticipated festivals since 2013.