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Rosie O'Donnell to moderate Q&A at You've Been Trumped screening at Gene Siskel Center
2012-01-18

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Chicago--This Friday, January 20, at 8:15 pm, the Gene Siskel Film Center will present the Chicago premiere of You've Been Trumped, the critically acclaimed, award-winning documentary which was hand-selected by Michael Moore to play in his Traverse City Film Festival at which it won the Special Jury Prize.

Appearing in person will be the documentary's director, former BBC and CBC journalist Anthony Baxter, and special guest moderator Rosie O'Donnell, host of The Rosie Show, for OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, and a Daytime Emmy Award winner. O'Donnell is an advocate of the documentary and has had an ongoing Twitter feud with Trump.

You've Been Trumped captures filmmaker Anthony Baxter's perception from the center of a cultural chasm. Told entirely without narration, the conflict between the glamorous, American billionaire Trump and a deeply rooted Scottish community is exposed.

This David and Goliath story follows the celebrity tycoon Trump in his efforts to build a luxury golf resort on the northeastern coast of Scotland. Having already purchased hundreds of acres along the coast, Trump strives to obtain one of Britain's last untouched, ecologically sound stretches of landscape. After legislators fall over themselves, nullifying their own environmental protection laws in order to aid Trump in his desires, only a handful of local Scottish landowners stand in his way.

With the green light from the Scottish Government, construction begins. Water and power service is interrupted, bulldozers invade, land disputes break out, complaints go ignored by the police, and the residents' town is reallocated. In spite of the havoc, the brave band of local residents vow to hold out against the destruction of their beloved wilderness at any cost.

Baxter's documentary is further enhanced with a moving score by Sigur R�"s lead singer and guitarist j�"nsi.

The Gene Siskel Film Center presents the Chicago premiere of You've Been Trumped, Friday, January 20, at 8:15 pm with moderator Rosie O'Donnell in person. A second screening will be presented Sunday, January 22, at 5:15 pm. Director Anthony Baxter will be present at both screenings, presented at the Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, located at 164 N. State St.

Tickets to each screening are $11/general admission, $7/students, and $6/Film Center members. All tickets may be purchased at the Film Center Box Office. Both general admission and Film Center member tickets are available through Ticketmaster, 800-982-2787, www.ticketmaster.com, and all Ticketmaster outlets. The Film Center and its box office are open 5:00 to 8:30 pm, Monday through Friday; 2:00 to 8:30 pm Saturday; or 2:00 to 5:30 pm Sunday.

Discounted parking is available for $14 for nine hours at the InterPark SELF-PARK at 20 E. Randolph St. A rebate ticket can be obtained from the Film Center Box Office.

For more information about the Film Center, call 312-846-2800 ( 24-hour movie hotline ) or 312-846-2600 ( general information, 9:00 am-5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday ) , or visit www.siskelfilmcenter.org .

The Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago celebrates 40 years of presenting cutting edge programs, independent and international cinema, premieres, retrospectives, and classic films. Internationally recognized for its original film programming, the Film Center is a vibrant cultural destination in Chicago that attracts a diverse and creative annual audience of over 80,000. www.siskelfilmcenter.org

A leader in educating artists, designers, and scholars since 1866, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago ( SAIC ) offers nationally accredited undergraduate, graduate, and post-baccalaureate programs to nearly 3,200 students from around the globe. Located in the heart of Chicago, SAIC has an educational philosophy built upon an interdisciplinary approach to art and design, giving students unparalleled opportunities to develop their creative and critical abilities, while working with renowned faculty who include many of the leading practitioners in their fields. SAIC's resources include the Art Institute of Chicago and its new Modern Wing; numerous special collections and programming venues provide students with exceptional exhibitions, screenings, lectures, and performances. For more information, please visit www.saic.edu


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