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The Road Up

  Greg Jacobs & Jon Siskel

  United States 93 minutes

Watch Info

  Virtual SOLD OUT

Available to stream Oct 14-25 in the United States.

   Drive-In SOLD OUT

Playing Sun, Oct 18 @ 6:30pm at ChiTown Movies.
Tickets: $45 Members, $60 Non-members
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Virtual Events

Filmmaker Q&A:

Livestream Q&A with directors Greg Jacobs & Jon Siskel and subject Jesse Teverbaugh


World premiere

From the award-winning team behind the Chicago International Film Festival hit poetry slam documentary Louder than a Bomb, comes this inspiring and emotional film following Jesse Teverbaugh, a charismatic leader at the job-training program Cara. With tough-love and dedication, Teverbaugh mentors four Chicagoans during their precarious journey from homelessness, addiction, and incarceration to stable employment. The Road Up powerfully chronicles not only America’s unforgiving economic and social structures, but also the essential role that community, connection, hope, and love play in overcoming adversity.




Program Sponsor

Logo: WTTW (2019)

Film Sponsor

Logo: Goldman Sachs 200x100

Film Patron

Lauren Robishaw