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MOVIE: Local Makes Movie Filmed in Logan Square and Pilsen
Carmen Marron grew up in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood, and her film “Go For It!” brought her back to the area as it was filmed in Logan Square, Pilsen, Wicker Park, and Bucktown, and is being shown at the AMC River East.
“It is about a young woman trying to follow her dreams to be a dancer,” said Marron. “Through the journey she deals with a loss and she deals with love and she learns how to become a woman.”
The first time filmmaker attended Lane Tech High School and DePaul University, and says the film is semi-autobiographical. The film has already scored three audience awards and been accepted into seven film festivals. “Go For It!” took Marron and her husband years to save the $1 million to write, direct, and produce.
As one of ten children born to Mexican immigrant parents, Marron said she never intended to become a filmmaker, but she saw a lack of positive role models for students while working as a counselor in Phoenix.
“I am going to write a script and I’m going to create characters and life stories that represent them and their struggles, like the struggles I had when I growing up,” said Marron, “and hopefully I’m going to give them inspiration and help them find the inner strength to change their lives.”
The Chicago International Film Festival, www.chicagofilmfesitval.com
· Saturday, October 9 at 12:30 p.m.
· Thursday, October 14 at 6:30 p.m.
· Saturday, October 16 at 9 p.m.
AMC River East 21, 322 East Illinois St.
Tickets can be purchased at the box office or (312) 332-FILM