"Chiraq" is described as exploring the epidemic of gun violence on the South Side of Chicago, and black-on-black violence.
He would become one of America's great postwar authors, examining complex urban antiheroes at war with the society they live in.
Scandinavia showed up in full glory at the 50th Chicago International Film Festival. A Swedish film even won the coveted Best Foreign Film Audience Award.
In its 49th season, the Chicago International Film Festival is the longest-running competitive film festival in North America. With over 150 titles from over 50 countries, there is a wealth of films to choose from for any progressive viewer.
"What an incredible feeling it is to be here with all these people. It's something I won't easily forget."