Doc10 Documentary Film Festival returns June 17 - 20

Tue. June 15, 2021 8:39 AM by News Staff

'pray away' screens at doc10 festival, june 20

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Doc10 fest includes three films that feature LGBTQ subjects

The Doc10 Documentary Film Festival, which was forced to cancel last year due to the coronavirus pandemic,  returns June 17 - 20.

The highly curated festival, presented by CMP, is considered "a documentary's first step on the road to the Oscars.”

“This year’s slate is extraordinary, eclectic, and profoundly timely,” said Doc10 Senior Programmer Anthony Kaufman. “More than half of this year’s ten films are directed by people of color, and half are directed by women.”

Doc10 opens with a drive-in screening of Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson’s SUMMER OF SOUL (...OR, WHEN THE REVOLUTION COULD NOT BE TELEVISED).

The festival includes three films that feature LGBTQ subjects.

AILEY (June 19, 7 p.m.), MY NAME IS PAULI MURRAY (June 19, 9 p.m.) and PRAY AWAY (June 20, 1 p.m.), a compassionate exposé into the “pray the gay away” movement.

Venues are the Davis Theatre, 4614 N. Lincoln Ave., and at the Pilsen Drive-In, 2343 S. Troop St.

Tickets range from $17.60 for in-theatre screenings to $40-$50 per car for drive-in screenings.

A full schedule and tickets are available at