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Any Given Day

  Margaret Byrne

  United States     94 minutes


In this raw, moving, and remarkable examination of struggle and resilience, director Margaret Byrne (Raising Bertie) follows Chicagoans Angela, Daniel, and Dimitar as the trio participates in a probation program established for people with mental illnesses who have committed “crimes of survival.” As she spends time with her subjects, Byrne is also forced to reckon with her own depression, which interrupts the film’s making. Superbly crafted and profoundly empathetic, Any Given Day exposes the deficiencies of a system that too-often fails the vulnerable even as it celebrates the precarious, hard-fought triumphs of those living within it.

 Bulgarian, English 

Screenings & Events

In-Theater Screening

Wed, Oct 20 @ 7:00pm CDT

at Gene Siskel Film Center

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Special Guests*: Margaret Byrne (director)
*Subject to change

In-Theater Screening

Sat, Oct 23 @ 12:00pm CDT

at AMC River East, Screen 9

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Special Guests*: Margaret Byrne (director)
*Subject to change

Virtual Screening

Available to stream Oct 14 @ 12:00pm CDT to Oct 24 @ 11:59pm CDT in the following states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin

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Film Credits

  •   Margaret Byrne
  •   Liz Kaar
  •   Margaret Byrne
  •   Angela Roche-Pena, Daniel Brown, Dimitar Ivanov, Gina Ivanov, Margaret Byrne
  •   Eric Kuhn
  •   Beti Films
  •   https://www.anygivendayfilm.com


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