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High Chicago

Feature Drama, 2011 – 98 minutes

Inspired by a true story and set in 1975, HIGH CHICAGO is a tale of winners and losers; Sam, a hard-drinking father of three, ex-Navy man, ex-miner, and soon to be ex-husband, takes to gambling to bankroll his crazy plan to open a drive-in theatre in Africa. Equally desperate to support his family and keep his dream alive, we watch as Sam’s life spirals out of control in a showdown with a deadly Detroit card shark- will he win his dreams or lose it all.


PRODUCED BY: Inner City Films

STARRING: Colin Salmon, Karen LeBlanc  | Supported by an outstanding ensemble: Fulvio Cecere, Rob deLeeuw, Scott Smith, John Robinson and Sebastian Pigott 

DISTRIBUTION:  US – Netflix; International – eOne

FESTIVALS & AWARDS:​​ Critics have called it “compelling and well crafted.” LA Weekly said,“... the story pulls you in...” 

  • Winner – Toronto ReelWorld Film Festival, 2012 –  Outstanding Canadian Feature

  • Winner – Toronto ReelWorld Film Festival, 2012 –  Audience Choice Award

  • Nomination – African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA), 2012 – Best Diaspora Feature

  • Nomination – Los Angeles Pan African Film Festival, 2012 – Best Director First Feature

  • Nomination – Canadian Cinema Editors Awards, 2012 – Best Editing – Feature Length Dramatic

  • Official Selection – Chicago Black Harvest Festival of Film and Video, 2012

  • Official Selection – Montreal International Black Film Festival, 2012

  • Official Selection – Boston Roxbury International Film Festival, 2012

  • Cinefest Sudbury International Film Festival, 2011

  • New Voices in Black Cinema Festival (part of BAMcinematek 2013 series)

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