After playing to acclaim at festivals around the world, “Chicago Heights,” an independent feature film, produced with only a $1,000 budget and a volunteer cast and crew, will screen at the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago from December 10 to 16.
Governors State University associate professor Daniel Nearing and assistant professor Sanghoon Lee adapted “Winesburg, Ohio” by Sherwood Anderson, shifting the story from rural Ohio to suburban Chicago Heights. They produced “Chicago Heights” using students and resources from the new Master in Fine Arts in Independent Film and Digital Imaging program at GSU.
Office of Public Affairs, "“Chicago Heights” at the Gene Siskel Film Center" (2010). Press Releases. 585.