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Rev. Michael Pfleger in Radical Disciple

  • Rev. Michael Pfleger in "Radical Disciple"

Bob Hercules, who explored the lives of Barack Obama, pioneering community organizer Saul Alinsky, and gadfly Holocaust survivor Eva Kor in his previous documentaries, turns his eye on another kind of rabble rouser in his new Radical Disciple: The Father Story of Father Pfleger. The film premieres Friday, Aug. 28 in the Gene Siskel Film Center's Black Harvest International Festival of Film & Video.

Hercules examines Rev. Michael Pfleger's role as the politically inflamatory white pastor of the mostly African American St. Sabina Church in Englewood, taking on poverty, vice and head shops. Pfleger was removed by the Archdiocese and reinstated after community outcry.

Radical Disciple screens Friday 8/28 at 8:15 PM and Sunday 8/30 at 5 PM at the Film Center, 164 N. State St. Hercules, and tentatively Pfleger, will attend.

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